GoDaddy launching cloud servers, cloud applications

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) has expanded its hosting services to offer cloud servers and Bitnami-powered cloud applications, the company said.

The new offerings are designed to help the individual developers, tech entrepreneurs and IT professionals to quickly build, test and scale cloud solutions.

With 54-second or less provisioning, virtual instances can be built, tested, cloned and re-provisioned almost instantly. Powered by a simple, yet powerful API and easy-to-use user interface, Cloud Servers provide developers complete control over their virtual instances and include concise in-app documentation. Additionally, by featuring snapshots, users are allowed to save their configurations and launch new servers with that image in seconds, instead of starting from scratch.

The platform offers a “pay as you go” utility billing model and the flexibility to meet the needs of customers. They only pay for what they use on an hourly basis and up to a monthly limit if they choose.

GoDaddy Cloud Servers are integrated with GoDaddy products such as Domains and DNS, which allows customers to manage and maintain new and existing domains and subdomains. Additionally, Cloud Server customers have full access to multiple, public facing APIs. The new cloud offering from GoDaddy is available in 26 languages and 53 markets.

GoDaddy´s Cloud Applications are powered by Bitnami, a library for open source server application deployments. This partnership provides one-click optimized installation for application solutions like CMS (eg: WordPress and Drupal), CRM (eg: Odoo and OpenERP) and eCommerce (eg: OpenCart and Magento).

Inline with GoDaddy´s commitment to open source software, the new Cloud Servers offering is built on OpenStack and powered by purpose-built KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization. With SSDs (solid-state drives) across the board, Cloud Servers offer excellent performance due to very fast I/O (Input/Output).

With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 62 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business.