Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Microsoft Hosting Solution

Tom Keating - VoIP Blog

Wow! Microsoft going after the hosting market which has been dominated by UNIX/Linux.. According to the release, they are going to enable remote hosting of blogs, photo galleries, forums, etc. and leveraging hosted apps. They mention DotNetNuke but I assume it will also support .NET applications and other Microsoft web applications as well.

The hosting community is solidly entrenched with Linux servers, so it will be interesting to see if service providers and ISPs embrace this product (especially considering the licensing costs of Microsoft vs. Linux). Apparently, GoDaddy is embracing Microsoft according to this quote: “With DotNetNuke and Telligent Community Server, both part of the Web Site Starters for Windows partner applications, we are able to offer our customers a number of new compelling applications and services,” said Warren Adelman, chief operating officer at GoDaddy. “For example, our customers can take advantage of portal builders, forums, blogs and photo galleries. These commonly requested applications will help us attract more customers to our Windows-based offers.”

Here's the email + news:

Today, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Solution for Windows-based Hosting Version 3.5, which incorporates new tools and best practices designed to help hosting service providers significantly lower operational costs through improved site density and better management capabilities.
Below are the highlights of the announcement as well as the full text of the press release:
• Microsoft Solution for Windows-based Hosting Version 3.5 offers key enhancements for shared Web hosting and support for Microsoft's latest product releases.
• Microsoft's commitment to the Web hosting market helps drive market demand and adoption, enabling hosters to accelerate customer acquisition and build market share.


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