The open-source OpenStack cloud platform is officially gaining a new supporter today, with the announcement that GoDaddy is now supporting the OpenStack Foundation.
GoDaddy, one of the largest Web hosting providers in the world, offers shared hosting as well as virtual private server and domain registration services. In supporting the OpenStack Foundation, GoDaddy joins an effort that already enjoys the support of many of the world’s leading IT vendors, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Cisco and Intel.
OpenStack is already supported by GoDaddy’s competitors, including Dreamhost, which also is active in the shared hosting and virtual private server space.
The OpenStack Foundation is very enthusiastic about GoDaddy’s participation in its community development model.