GoDaddy Launches OpenStack-Powered Cloud Services

GoDaddy, one of the largest domain registrars and shared hosting providers, is jumping into the cloud market with a new OpenStack-powered public cloud service. The move toward a public OpenStack cloud service has been several years in the making at GoDaddy.

In 2014, GoDaddy expanded its services offering to include a new Pro-level service tier, providing managed hosting services for customers. At the time, GoDaddy was positioning the Pro service as a cloud alternative for its users, even while the company was beginning to use OpenStack for its own developers and operations.