GoDaddy Shutters SMB Cloud Computing ServiceGoDaddy told its SMB customers that it will be shutting down its dedicated Cloud Servers business.
According to CRN, the company will be merging this service into its other services, but did not provide an option for cloud computing by itself. Known for web hosting and domain registration services, GoDaddy has offered its Cloud Servers product to enable customers to create virtual data centers based on Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, and CentOS that consist of a dynamically adjustable number of servers.
The previous offering was a standalone product separate from its other hosting services.
GoDaddy did not comment on the number of GoDaddy Cloud Server customers, how many of its customers will be affected and which options it may provide to help transition their service to another provider.
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