The Cloud Wars Count GoDaddy As a Contender
The cloud just got a little more crowded on news that GoDaddy is expanding its hosting services, providing customers its new Cloud Servers and Bitnami-powered Cloud Applications offerings.
GoDaddy Cloud Server, which is built on Open Stack and offered as a "pay as you go" utility billing model, is integrated with other GoDaddy products such as Domains and DNS and will give developers the ability to build, test clone and destroy virtual instances.
Cloud Servers customers will also have access to several public facing APIs and the new Bitnami-powered Cloud Applications, which will enable customers to install CRM, CMS, and e-commerce applications without extensive configuration.
"With the launch of Cloud Servers, GoDaddy aims to extend our lead as the number one trusted provider of Cloud Hosting solutions for individual developers and technologists. We're looking to make it easy for developers to serve small businesses with the technology they want," said Jeff King, SVP & GM Hosting, Security atGoDaddy. "By offering a powerful, yet simple cloud offering that integrates domains, DNS, security and backups all in one place, developers can save time and exceed their clients' expectations."