GoDaddy named Arne Josefsberg Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Infrastructure Officer on Wednesday.
Josefsberg will oversee GoDaddy’s global cloud infrastructure and information systems. He joins GoDaddy from ServiceNow, where he gained experience with technology advances and an expanding cloud computing strategy. Josefsberg also previously spent years with Microsoft, building on and working with one of the world’s largest infrastructures.
GoDaddy is planning to make use of Josefsberg’s expertise in building scalable cloud computing environments, data centers, large-scale operations and IT systems as it expands into new markets.
“As GoDaddy expands our global reach and product portfolio, a world-class and scalable technology infrastructure is critical to our success,” GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving said.
“GoDaddy has the size and scale that allows us to reach a previously under-served customer base, and necessitates a global infrastructure that allows us to serve them seamlessly,” Josefsberg said.
The emphasis on infrastructure which is global and scalable fits with GoDaddy’s intention to expand into 60 markets by 2015.
GoDaddy announced a partnership with Microsoft to offer cloud tools earlier in the week, as it continues to develop its appeal to small businesses as a one-stop shop for web needs.
GoDaddy counts 12 million customers currently, most in the US. If its infrastructure is built up to the point of bringing the same level of service to the 97 million small businesses it estimates are outside of the US, then GoDaddy will profit enormously from its global expansion.