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GoGrid, the Cloud Computing division of ServePath, and ZacWare, a multisite central management system (CMS) solutions company, have announced a new technology partnership to provide a product and service offering for organizations needing to host, manage and maintain 2 to over 10,000 individual websites from one CMS. Jentla, ZacWare's multisite CMS based on Joomla, allows the development community to rapidly build, scale, and maintain sophisticated website through Cloud hosting and CMS management.

With Jentla's platform in conjunction with GoGrid's cloud infrastructure, organizations can utilize the power of cloud computing with "pay-as-you-go" site development infrastructure. Jentla's offerings provide rapid deployment, a dynamically scalable infrastructure to meet new site development demand, and require minimal resources using automated tools and one centralized management system for easy control.

To provide Joomla developers with maximum flexibility, Jentla has three major configurations:

  • Full SaaS model -- both the Jentla manager and their client sites are hosted with GoGrid,
  • Blended model -- the Jentla manager is hosted as a SaaS application on GoGrid and the managed sites are either self-hosted or hosted on GoGrid's cloud infrastructure,
  • Self Hosted model -- Jentla is self-hosted on a client's server and they host their sites themselves.

"We have seen a tremendous and enthusiastic interest from the Joomla community and developers who are receiving requests for multisite solutions as Joomla makes its way into the Enterprise," said Damian Hickey, Founder and Director of Jentla. "GoGrid brings a track record of hosting and infrastructure expertise and has the industry awards to prove it. We look forward to working closely with them as this nascent market continues to take off."

"We've been impressed with what Jentla brings to the market and see a lot of growth happening in the enterprise sector of the cloud computing market," said GoGrid CEO, John Keagy. "It's also a big reason we've expanded from traditional hosting to include a cloud architecture -- customers want more flexibility, and that 'right now' scalable capability that GoGrid and Jentla provide."

GoGrid delivers portal-controlled servers for Windows 2003 and 2008, multiple Linux operating systems and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. GoGrid is unique in cloud computing with the availability of 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008; and was named winner of LinuxWorld 2008 "Best of Show" in August.

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