Hosting giant GoDaddy announced its own cloud computing service called Data Center On Demand, but don’t expect another Amazon Web Services or Rackspace clone.
Unlike many other user-friendly cloud services, GigaOM reports GoDaddy’s offering “requires technical expertise,” so GoDaddy suggests customers have a professional IT staff already in place. Without an IT staff, GoDaddy recommends “you should be comfortable managing Web services through shell commands (bash) or installing control panels yourself.”
The Data Center On Demand will offer three options that all charge varying monthly fees, but in another twist, all additional resources will be available for purchase “a la carte” on an hourly basis.
GoDaddy says the Data Center On Demand will feature a graphical interface for server management once the service is publicly available. The service is currently in limited-release, with an official launch slated for July.
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