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Clustrix and GoGrid Partner to Combine the Elasticity of the Cloud with the Power of a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) Best-of-breed companies share a commitment to performance, reliability, flexibility, and transparency

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clustrix, the scale-out SQL database for Big Data applications, and GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced a partnership to make it easier for customers worldwide to use Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) solutions.

"GoGrid has a similar transparent approach to its pricing and services as well as a distributed, high-performance cloud," said Robin Purohit, CEO of Clustrix. "The timing of this partnership is perfect as we recently introduced a Flash-storage-based (SSD), fault-tolerant and self-healing distributed architecture to extend Clustrix's scalability, performance, and availability to the cloud. Then we added on-demand database administration (DBA) coupled with a simplified pricing structure. Now, customers will have the best of both worlds: the elasticity of the GoGrid cloud plus the power of the Clustrix DBaaS."

"It's rewarding to partner with a company like Clustrix that shares so many of our core values, including giving buyers and users of our offerings the benefit of predictability, superior performance, and reliability," said John Keagy, CEO and founder of GoGrid. "By providing the scalability and flexibility of a cloud-based business model, we help our partners better service the needs of customers."

About the Clustrix and GoGrid Partnership
The partnership provides customers with a new flexible and integrated platform for the deployment and delivery of transactional web-scale applications and Big Data solutions providing unprecedented performance, scale, and fault tolerance -- all within the GoGrid cloud.

Multiplicative benefits derive from combining collocated Clustrix scale-out database appliances with GoGrid's industry-leading cloud architecture. This partnership allows cloud applications to obtain secure, seamless, low-latency access to private dedicated MySQL-compliant Clustrix database clusters of massive scale and automated fault tolerance and self-healing capabilities.

Together, the GoGrid and Clustrix combination delivers the highest end-to-end performance, scalability, and availability, which results in a superior quality of service from front-end web servers, to applications, to back-end databases/models.

This new DBaaS offering is available immediately on a monthly subscription basis with Clustrix's DBA-on-Demand support and its included database backup service. For more information on the Clustrix DBaaS, visit: http://www.clustrix.com

About GoGrid
GoGrid is the world's #1 pure-play infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud infrastructure solutions. Currently powering thousands of customers globally, GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments with the cloud. In just minutes, GoGrid customers can deploy and begin managing applications and workloads on our proven, secure, and reliable Public Cloud platform. With GoGrid's Public Cloud and Private Cloud offerings, sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control; with GoGrid's Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the GoGrid Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrid's partner community. GoGrid is proud to have been recognized as a "Visionary" two years in a row by Gartner and as a "Champion" by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011 and 2012. For more information, please visit www.gogrid.com.

About Clustrix
Clustrix is the scale-out SQL database for Big Data applications. Clustrix provides a radically simple SQL database that enables applications to scale to unlimited users, transactions and data, while eliminating database sharding and automating fault tolerance. More than 125 Clustrix nodes are in production in web applications around the globe, with more than 500 billion transactions per month running through Clustrix databases worldwide. Customers include Symantec, AOL, MakeMyTrip, Photobox, and Massive Media.

Clustrix has its headquarters in San Francisco, with branch offices in Seattle and London. It was founded and is led by executives from companies such as Isilon, AOL, HP, Mercury Interactive and VERITAS, and it is backed by Sequoia Capital, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) and ATA Ventures. To learn more about Clustrix, visit www.clustrix.com, www.facebook.com/clustrix or www.twitter.com/clustrix/.

Clustrix is trademarked in the U.S. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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