So, what’s out there? What’s available to the budding tech team that needs more? Is there an application service out there accessible to the smaller dealer but packing the big punch of companies, newsgroups, and etc. that can afford the most sophisticated Web services?
Companies such as Rackspace, developed by an indie power team, have introduced innovative hosting services that give the small business owner or budget-strapped non-profit a powerful server infrastructure at low price points.
Rackspace Heads up the Indie Invasion
Historically, indie developers have been innovators in grassroots accessibility to high-level tech widgets and infrastructure. In opposition to this, corporate giants in the development world have attempted to maintain the status quo and keep good infrastructure scalability out of the hands of smaller competitors. The makers of Rackspace decided to do things differently.
The formation of Cloud-styled hosting was initiated by an indie development team. The founders, as pioneers of a new way of web hosting, pondered the possibilities of generally accessible sophisticated infrastructure. Their goal in taking on this task was to challenge the then-current monopoly of companies that had more cash available to create and host the biggest and best websites. The Rackspace leadership of that day decided to shift in the direction of the team and it has definitely made a difference for their clients.
Small Companies Make Big Noise with Cloud Hosting
In a move unprecedented for companies of its size and caliber, one small team of developers web-hosted an event involving millions of individuals in a matter of days. They shot from obscurity to notoriety and demand in the tech community in a matter of days. They used the cloud as a hosting base as opposed to raising capital for an expensive Web server drive and made the unthinkable possible.
Trend Setters in the Business
The developers and tech engineers of Rackspace were the trendsetters in shared Web hosting in the hosting and server community. The debut, and challenge, of innovative cloud technologies for scalable hosting was immediately followed by some of the larger “cloud” vendors. Currently, cloud hosting is on an upward trend and is subject to frequent leaps in evolution toward user friendliness. The community is long past warming up to these ideas.
This cloud hosting division gives Rackspace the capability to serve a wide variety of hosts without compromising service standards and also providing more through powerful infrastructure. Rackspace is built on principles of sure technology and outstanding service.
Experts believe that the true ‘punch’ to Rackspace and other cloud host providers is the low-price point availability of scalable infrastructure for hosting. The founders decided to step away from and even challenge established patterns for successful and efficient hosting.
This has also proven to be a hit with hosts because of easy trouble shooting. Redundancy is key. This element of the cloud provides hosts with access to multiple backups multiple for scalable items.
Overall, the indie developer savvy is combined with corporate expertise and solid infrastructure with Rackspace. Expect more companies to jump aboard the bandwagon of using cloud platforms to attract grassroots organizations and smaller companies.