Godaddy has decided to move all of its 4.5 million parked domains to a Microsoft Windows server platform. The move from Linux is supposedly to maximize assets and permit rapid deployment of new technologies.
Said the quotes in the Microsoft Press Release:
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOur business is based on providing the best possible service at the lowest possible price. This strategy requires us to maximize all of our resources, particularly our technology assets,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Warren Adelman, GoDaddy.com president and COO. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIt was clear from all of the testing weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve conducted that Microsoft provides an efficient and scalable operating platform, while also providing the performance needed to handle our extraordinary growth.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
I am sure they spent some time trying to figure out what is best for them. But I really wonder what the politics were behind this move as I have never seen anything slicker about Windows server hosting over Linux, and I have definately not seen any example where it is a less expensive deployment.