Go Daddy targets to rival Amazon, Rackspace in the Cloud

Go Daddy.com has a cloud trick up its sleeve and is said to offer cloud computing services that will compete head-to-head against Amazon Web Services and Rackspace Hosting. Go Daddy claims to introduce a service called Data Center On Demand, a cloud hosting play and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering.

As per Go Daddy’s user forums, “Data Center On Demand lets users create a virtual data center with multiple servers working together. This ‘cloud’ hosting option lets you dynamically grow or shrink your environment as needed. You have complete control over the number of servers you use and their configuration. Further, Go Daddy’s Data Center On Demand also lets users add load balancers, multiple networks and create templates for their cloud environments.This ‘cloud’ hosting option lets you dynamically grow or shrink your environment as needed. You have complete control over the number of servers you use and their configuration. Further, Go Daddy’s Data Center On Demand also lets users add load balancers, multiple networks and create templates for their cloud environments.”

The Data Center On Demand service is expected to be officially launched sometime in July. Marketing documents published by GigaOm showcase Go Daddy’s pending cloud service. The brochure indicates that Go Daddy offers three options for users, each of which provides fixed resources for a monthly fee plus additional a la carte resources.

Packages start at $ 49.99 per month for the economy package that offers one server with 1GB of RAM and 40GB of storage, unlimited inbound bandwidth, 100GB of outbound bandwidth per month; and additional a la cart resources. On the high-end, the ultimate package runs $ 279.99 per month and offers six servers – three with 2GB of RAM and 40GB of storage and three with 1GB of RAM and 40GB of storage, unlimited inbound bandwidth, 100GB of outbound bandwidth per month and additional resources a la carte and additional a la cart resources. On the high-end, the ultimate package runs $ 279.99 per month and offers six servers – three with 2GB of RAM and 40GB of storage and three with 1GB of RAM and 40GB of storage, unlimited inbound bandwidth, 100GB of outbound bandwidth per month and additional resources a la carte.

Go Daddy Data Center On Demand packages are available pay-as-you-go and in discounted pre-paid options of up to three years. Go Daddy’s foray into the cloud infrastructure space comes as Amazon Web Services and Rackspace Hosting dominate the cloud market.

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