Web Hosting Go Daddy Gets Investment

Go Daddy web hosting and domain registrar giant has sold a major piece to a business group of private equity for around $2.5 billion USD. As reported just week ago, the group is led by KKR & Company, Silver Lake Technology Crossover Ventures and will assume all of Go Daddy Inc.’s debt as well as its assets.

Web Hosting Go Daddy Gets Investment
Web Hosting Go Daddy Gets Investment

Greatresponder.com – 2011-07-04 – Go Daddy web hosting and domain registrar giant has sold a major piece to a business group of private equity for around $2.5 billion USD. As reported just week ago, the group is led by KKR & Company, Silver Lake Technology Crossover Ventures and will assume all of Go Daddy Inc.’s debt as well as its assets.

As the world bigest domain registrar company, GoDaddy have over 9.4 million customers and manages over than 48 million domain names in different domain zones. Despite such impressive stats, Go Daddy web hosting and domain registrar has reported consecutive annual losses with very small growth only during the latest fiscal year.

For at least the time being, current CEO and President mr. Robert Parsons will remain in that position, and has stated the company’s plans to expand its offerings by increasing its international presence and moving its hosting solutions into the cloud based infrastructure. Mr. Parsons founded Go Daddy web hosting company in 1997 year and in 2006 failed in his attempt to go public, citing poor market conditions when withdrawing its IPO.

Whether this acquisition is considered an investment or a purchase, mr. Parsons is reported to remain GoDaddy’s biggest single shareholder while the new private equity group of companies becomes the biggest corporative investor.

Silver Lake has a great experience of flipping and growing different Internet companies, with the sale of Skype communicator for around $8.5 billion to Microsoft Corporation, after purchasing it from EBay corporation several years ago for only $2 billion. KKR and Silver Lake are familiar partners with their 2005 group investment of Avago Technologies, while TCV leads a group of firms that has invested a reported $135 million in Facebook. Silver Lake and TCV are co-investors in the leading daily deal site Groupon and the social gaming company Zynga.

In conclusion we just want to note that $2.5 billion USD is a biggest investment for hosting company ever made before.

StratoGen Web Hosting: Growth Accelerates In Private Cloud

StratoGen web hosting company and data center operator few days ago reported about 82% growth of private cloud web hosting deployments in the 2nd quarter as companies considered on moving their whole IT infrastructure to the private cloud web hosting solutions. Despite the recent noticeable outages of several well known cloud web hosting providers, IT managers are pushing forward with ever more ambitious migration projects.

StratoGen Web Hosting: Growth Accelerates In Private Cloud
StratoGen Web Hosting: Growth Accelerates In Private Cloud

Greatresponder.com – 2011-07-03 – StratoGen web hosting company and data center operator few days ago reported about 82% growth of private cloud web hosting deployments in the 2nd quarter as companies considered on moving their whole IT infrastructure to the private cloud web hosting solutions. Despite the recent noticeable outages of several well known cloud web hosting providers, IT managers are pushing forward with ever more ambitious migration projects.

Mr. Mark Lewis, Business Development Manager said “Business confidence in the cloud web hosting technology so far exceeded all expectations in recent quarter. We have seen many companies and organizations are taking on complex cloud migration projects in a bid to improve service levels, reliability and performance. In a enough short time most of IT managers have embraced the cloud concept and are now looking to virtualize their entire legacy infrastructure.”

Cloud web hosting is set to account for 80% of all web hosting by 2020 year, according to well known web hosting industry experts. However, the risk to IT departments is pretty big and growing as a multitude of hosting companies build clouds with lack of experience, selling into a market with no track record.

“We are delighted to see these growth figures, and there is no doubt now that cloud has had a breakthrough year in 2011. However, there continues to be a lack of transparency amongst cloud providers which makes selecting the right hosting company extremely difficult. In particular, very few publish specifications of their platform or the service levels they have achieved. If organisations are moving their entire IT function to the cloud then these are questions which need to be answered” commented David Elliott, Technical Director.

StratoGen web hosting company provide cloud hosting environments in the form of virtual data centres, which facilitate private cloud deployments. Within each unique virtual data center organisations can easily create and deploy virtual machines, stand alone routed networks and firewalls using a powerful web based portal or API.

Small summary on StratoGen web hosting and private cloud provider:
StratoGen is a European based enterprise class web hosting and private cloud provider. StratoGen offer VMware web hosting solutions, managed server web hosting, colocation and connectivity products all backed by a 100% SLA guarantee.

Microsoft Partners With Web Hoststing Companies

Microsoft corporation announced yesterday it has officially launched Microsoft Office 365 technology and software solution, teaming up with dozens of hosting providers to deliver the cloud web hosting service in over 40 markets. The new service brings together such solutions as Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service, at a predictable monthly subscription.

Microsoft Partners With Web Hoststing Companies
Microsoft Partners With Web Hoststing Companies

Greatresponder.com – 2011-06-30 – Microsoft corporation announced yesterday it has officially launched Microsoft Office 365 technology and software solution, teaming up with dozens of hosting providers to deliver the cloud web hosting service in over 40 markets.

The new service brings together such solutions as Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service, at a predictable monthly subscription.

The service was introduced in beta mode last year, and in just a few months, attracted over than 200,000 organizations registered users.

Businesses using Office 365 are already reporting great results and reducing IT costs by up to an estimated 50 percent while boosting productivity.

Microsoft corporation says it is building a “massive partner ecosystem” around Office 365, including systems integrators, software vendors, resellers and other partners.

While some web hosting companies may be concerned with how they will compete against Microsoft’s new cloud platform, others have chosen to view the new service as an opportunity to increase its market reach by cooperation with the company.

More than 20 web hosting companies and other service providers around the world have partnered with Microsoft corporation by introducing plans to offer Office 365 to their customers this year.

These companies, which include Bell Canada, Intuit, NTT Communications, Telefonica, Telstra and Vodafone Group, will package Office 365 with their own services to deliver the new offerings to millions of small and middle size businesses globally.

“Great collaboration is critical to business growth, and because it’s so important, we believe the best collaboration technology should be available to everyone,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “With just a few clicks, Office 365 levels the playing field, giving small and middle size businesses very powerful collaboration tools that have given big businesses an edge for years.”

Office 365 is available in a wide range of service plans designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes.

Clients can access a centralized dashboard for instant messaging and virtual meetings, working on files and documents at the same time and sharing ideas.

With Office 365 platform, applications like microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, OneNote and Outlook connect to Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Lync to deliver a solution for communication and collaboration.

Many industry analysts believe Microsoft Office 365 will challenge Google’s suite of online productivity tools.

A full list of Office 365 service provider partners can be viewed here, while case studies of businesses that have tried Office 365 can be found here.

Editors note:
More and more corporations seek to expand its business with cloud web hosting solutions and Microsoft corporation is not an exception.