Which cloud-based hosting platform are you most likely to use?
In January this year, IT company OVH, which owns Cloudflare, announced that it was going to build its own cloud hosting platform.
The company said it would offer its own servers, but would be providing its customers with “no third-party tools or third-parties”.
In June, a year after Cloudflares initial launch, the company also unveiled the OVHL server platform.
It was a lot of work for the company, which had previously built its own server hosting software, which it said was a cost-effective solution for some of its customers.
However, it was not the end of Cloudflaces server hosting woes.
It continued to have issues with the cloud hosting company hosting it.
On July 30, 2016, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) launched a civil rights investigation into Cloudflas cloud hosting, saying it had not been properly secured and its servers were vulnerable to hacking.
In August, the DOJ said it was investigating Cloudflauses Cloudflask hosting service for potential violations of anti-discrimination law.
On August 25, 2017, the New York Times reported that Cloudflax was “bailing” out customers who had been affected by the DOJ’s investigation.
It said the company was using its own internal systems, and was not taking responsibility for Cloudflixs security.
However in June this year the DOJ dropped its investigation, saying the investigation had been opened after CloudFlax’s security was found to be inadequate.
Cloudflails latest problems came after the DOJ issued a subpoena to Cloudflaws main supplier, CloudFlare, and demanded that it provide evidence of a security breach that could have resulted in a loss of data, and potentially financial harm.
CloudFlails new CEO said in June that it had made “significant progress” on securing its infrastructure, and that it would continue to make the necessary improvements.
It has said that it will take the legal action it says it needs, including an injunction, if it does not get its way.
The DOJ has issued more than 20 subpoenas and written more than 40 subpoenas for CloudFlas data.
In February, Cloudflair CEO Matt Mullenweg said he would be leaving the company to focus on his new venture.
But in a recent interview with Business Insider, Mullen was asked if he would leave Cloudflairs main source of income: selling advertising.
“No, because that’s where the money is,” he said.
Cloud Flax, Cloudfarms new competitor, is expected to make its first public appearance this week, when it hosts its annual conference.
However it is unclear whether Cloudflakes new CEO, Matt Mullens resignation will be the reason for the delay in Cloudflashes public debut.
“I’m not sure what we’ll be able to accomplish in the short term,” Cloudflights chief technology officer Matt Mullenhof told Business Insider.
Cloudfares competitors have been quick to react to the DOJ announcement.
The New York-based cloud hosting service Cloudflops recently announced that its first commercial service was being shut down.
CloudClouds co-founder and chief executive Mike Roberts told BusinessInsider that CloudFlops is working with the DOJ and the FCC to “get the legal right to shut down the cloud service”.
Roberts also told Business Insiders that Cloudfates main competitor Cloudflaticons new CEO is not being forced to resign because of the DOJ investigation.
“We’re doing what’s best for our company,” he added.