New Cloud Platform and Partnership with Bitnami Designed to Help Web Developers Serve Small Businesses Worldwide

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – March 21, 2016 — / – GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today expanded its hosting services to offer Cloud Servers and Bitnami-powered Cloud Applications. 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.

Bitnami Partnership
GoDaddy’s Cloud Applications are powered by Bitnami, the leading 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).

Built on OpenStack
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 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 at GoDaddy. “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.”

“As a GoDaddy technology partner on Cloud Applications, we’re excited for GoDaddy’s international customer base to take advantage of our capabilities – joining the millions of developers and business users who save time and effort with our library’s consistent, secure and optimized end-user experience. We’re proud to partner with GoDaddy in serving this global market of advanced SMB-focused developers,” says Erica Brescia COO and Co-Founder at Bitnami.

Additional Features

  • Automatically backup your data without downtime to keep Cloud Server user data and configuration covered for piece of mind; 99.9% uptime is guaranteed.
  • Keep user servers in constant contact with each other with private networking will maintain secure communication and protocols.
  • Flexibly assign permanent IPs and multiple IP addresses to a single server with as many available as required.
  • Supported distributions offered are Ubuntu 14.04, CentOS 6 & 7, Fedora 23, Debian 8, FreeBSD, CoreOS and Arch Linux. At launch, GoDaddy Cloud Servers are in US Datacenters only.

This launch is the latest example of GoDaddy’s ongoing commitment to technology and product development with and for the professional developer community. Previously, GoDaddy announced GoDaddy Pro, a program offering free tools and support for designers and developers.

About Bitnami
Bitnami is a library of popular server applications and development environments that can be installed in a click, either on your laptop, in a virtual machine or hosted in the cloud. With over a million deployments each month, has become the world’s most popular destination for many of today’s most popular applications. Bitnami-packaged apps provide a consistent, secure and up-to-date, optimized end user experience on any platform. We take care of compiling and configuring the application and all of its dependencies (third party libraries, language run times, databases) so it works out of the box. The company is also the largest source of applications for the leading cloud marketplaces. Bitnami is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has a major development center in Seville, Spain. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter (@Bitnami) and Facebook.

About GoDaddy
GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. 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. To learn more about the company, visit

Susie Penner

Source: GoDaddy Inc.



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