GoDaddy leader in the hosting industry has made decision to scrap its Cloud Servers product and service, which was started just over a year ago in March 2016 to help small companies take the advantage of scalable services similar to AWS for building, scaling and testing cloud solutions. It was geared toward small size organizations and businesses creating a minimum of a partial move to the cloud infrastructure.
The company clarified it rather wants to concentrate on OpenStack infrastructure instead of continuing development of its very own-branded cloud platform.
“After serious consideration, we have decided to shut our cloud servers/hosting’ product. From the starting our main goal and motive was to design easy-to-use and scalable services for small, personal and medium sized business owners,” statement made by Raghu Murthi, SVP (senior vice president) of Hosting and Pro at GoDaddy. “We’re proud of what we built, established and now we are focusing on building a robust and scalable solutions based on OpenStack infrastructure. GoDaddy Cloud Servers given lot of learnings for us that we’ve already been applying to other products and services. All credit goes to the partners and especially the valuable customers who used our services.”
As per the statement made by GoDaddy, its Cloud Servers product and services would stop being supported by end of this year probably by 31 December 2017, in fact applications being used as part of the company's collaboration with Bitnami cloud would no longer be supported and authenticated from 15 November 2017. Godaddy has encouraged its Cloud Servers users to rather move to GoDaddy VPS hosting plans before their time is gone.
Meanwhile earlier in the week GoDaddy has already announced it will sell its European PlusServer business to BC Partners a London-based private equity firm for €397 million ($456 million). The company is considering to get rid of PlusServer business that it it acquired as part of its purchase of European rival Host Europe Group (HEG) last year.