Michael Sheehan, Technology Evangelist for GoGrid (www.gogrid.com), says:

Cloud Computing can be defined in many ways. We made a definition in the form of a visualization which can be seen at http://pyramid.gogrid.com which breaks the primary layers of the cloud down into three levels: Cloud Applications, Cloud Platforms and Cloud Infrastructure. As you move down the Cloud Pyramid, you gain more control and flexibility. GoGrid is a Cloud Infrastructure provider that allows for our users to deploy virtual & physical servers, hardware based load balancers, cloud storage and other services in an on-demand, scalable, pay-as-you-go nature. We believe that Gartner does a good job explaining what Cloud Computing is: “A style of computing where scalable and elastic IT-related capabilities are provided ‘as a service’ to customers using Internet Technologies.” For something to be considered “cloud”, it must be: service based, scalable & elastic, shared, metered by use and delivered using Internet Technologies.

Your readers should know about GoGrid as an extremely powerful alternative to not only AWS or Rackspace but also virtualization software providers like VMware (or even 3tera). GoGrid is a “pure play” infrastructure provider meaning that our core offering is focused only on providing infrastructure to our clients. Compared to other providers who offer other types of services, GoGrid’s history shows that we are an industry leader when it comes to providing Cloud Infrastructure in a way that is easy for users to understand, create, deploy and manage. More information can be found at http://www.gogrid.com