GoDaddy Announces New Cloud Services for Small Businesses

The cloud serves and Bitnami powered cloud applications are designed to help the small businesses, tech entrepreneurs, web developers and IT professionals around the globe.

GoDaddyGreatResponder.com  GoDaddy that is the famous web hosting company and asserts to have more than 61 million domain names under its management, now offering its customers a “pay as you go” utility billing package. It will allow clients to construct, test and utilize cloud solutions for GoDaddy’s infrastructure. The traditional business of the company is to enable clients to use site building software like Word Press, but the new shift will offer an environment where customers can build and run any software they like.

“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.

As compared to its rivals in the cloud space, GoDaddy will build on its conventional business model of grabbing developers, tech entrepreneurs and small businesses with the new packages. The services will present several features to small businesses that cannot pay for or rationalize to get service presented by the established players in the public cloud market. The company says that virtual instances can be built, tested, cloned and re-provisioned in no time to meet market 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,” says Erica Brescia COO and Cofounder at Bitnami.

The new offers from GoDaddy has apparently been in the works for some time, as the team state the attainment of the public cloud customer division of Apptix for $22.5 million last September. As the Microsoft and Google take steps to get market share away from AWS in the corporate space, GoDaddy is aiming the small business market, a slot that appears to be comparatively unnoticed.

The commencement is the newest example of GoDaddy’s ongoing promise of technology and product expansion with and for the professional developer society. Earlier, GoDaddy publicized GoDaddy Pro, a program that offers free tools and help to designers and developers.

IBM Acquires UStream to Expand Its Cloud based Video Streaming Services

IBM has created a new cloud based video streaming services unit which will help IBM to provide a digital video services platform to the existing customers as well as the  new enterprises.

IBMGreatResponder.com  IBM announces the acquisition of Ustream, which is a cloud-based video streaming service provider. The company provides its services to the organizations and the presenters for the whole thing from business meetings to live music show. The company also streams live and on-demand video to about 80 million audiences each month. It has customers like NASA, Samsung, Facebook, Nike and The Discovery Channel.

The Ustream will connect to the newly created IBM Cloud Video Services unit that coalesces assets from IBM’s R&D labs and planned acquisitions. After the acquisition the IBM will become able to deliver an influential portfolio of video services that spans open API expansion, digital and illustrated analytics, easy management and reliable delivery across global businesses.

“Video has become a first-class data type in business that requires accelerated performance and powerful analytics that allows clients to extract meaningful insights,” said Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President, IBM Cloud.

“Aligning our expansive video and cloud innovations into an integrated unit will create opportunities for clients to take advantage of this medium in the most strategic way possible,” he added.

“Video is the most powerful and emotional medium,” said Brad Hunstable, CEO, Ustream. “Increasingly it is becoming the favored form of communication, not just for entertainment, but also for business. We’ve built a video platform that is easy-to-use” he said.

The IBM Cloud is bringing together transformational competences into the new Cloud based Video Services unit to help customers across a broad array of industries incorporate video into a premeditated source of data. It will be consist of government services, media & entertainment, education and retail.

The new unit merges assets from Ustream, as well as the recent purchase of Clearleap. It will also make elucidation that will put together technologies from other IBM funds, including Aspera and Cleversafe, as well as IBM R&D advancement.

After uniting these improvements, IBM is making an important Cloud platform that allows customers to effortlessly consume, accumulate and run live and on demand videos. It will also help the company in enhancing its services through analytics, applying privileges management and language capabilities, and distributing them time after time across the world.

Microsoft Announces a Price Cut on Its Cloud Services to Compete the Market

To answer the intense competition of cloud market top companies Microsoft announces a price reduction of its Azure services which will greatly benefits the cloud customers of Microsoft.

Microsoft azureGreatResponder.com The 2016 will surely be the year of cloud because the technology is increasing the capabilities of cloud services providing companies and the competition is benefiting the customers as Microsoft also announces the reduction in cloud services price following the Google and AWS.

“As part of our promise to deliver the best customer value on Azure, we have had a longstanding commitment to make our prices comparable on commodity services like compute, storage, and bandwidth relative to Amazon Web Services. In keeping to this commitment, we are announcing price reductions up to 17% on the latest version of the popular Azure D-series virtual machines, Dv2 Virtual Machines” said Nicole Herskowitz, Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Platform.

After subsequent price cuts by Google and AWS, Microsoft also lesser the price slab further with cuts to its Azure service. No doubt the small clients of the company will have to struggle with the costs.

She further said “It is worthwhile to note that the Azure Dv2 instances – unlike AWS EC2 instances – have load balancing and auto-scaling built-in at no additional charge. This means you get even more value from Azure.”

Amazon Web Services announces the company’s 51st cloud price cut on his official AWS blog at the start of this January.

In the same week on 8th Google’s Julia Ferraioli stated that Google is offering the cheaper prices of its cloud services as a result of its discounting scheme.

To attract the clients and to retain the existing customers Microsoft takes steps and announces the 17% cut off the prices of its Dv2 Virtual Machines.

Clients using Linux instances will be able to get better deals than the others, with reductions on the D1-D5 v2s of 14% for Linux and 10% for Windows Server, and 17% and 13% respectively for the D11-D14 v2 machines.

The report from Tariff Consultancy found that while venture cloud computing costs had fallen down by two thirds on average since 2014, on the whole costs was starting to even out.

You will not find it astonishing that Azure would save the most of discount deals for the Microsoft truthful. Microsoft is willing to make Azure as attractive a target as achievable for existing Windows Server users.