Media Temple

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Media Temple, Inc.
Private
Founded 1998
Founder Demian Sellfors
John Carey
Headquarters Culver City, California, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Rod Stoddard,President
Services Website hosting
Cloud hosting
Revenue IncreaseUS$ 52.3 million (2012)[1]
Number of employees
225 (2013)[2]
Parent GoDaddy
Website www.mediatemple.net

Media Temple is a website hosting and cloud hosting provider, which focuses on web designers, developers and creative agencies.[3][4][5][6] The company was founded in 1998 by former CEO Demian Sellfors and John Carey.[7][8] It is headquartered in Culver City, California.[7]

Media Temple was acquired by GoDaddy in October 2013,[2][9][10] but it keeps operating as an independent company.[9][10]

History[edit]

In 2003, Demian Sellfors became Media Temple CEO.[11] Sellfors founded Intergress Technologies, a digital business service provider in 1998. Intergress Technologies merged with one of its customers, Media Temple, in 1999.[11] The new company maintained the Media Temple name.[11]

Media Temple released the Grid, a public cloud service that manages user websites across multiple clustered servers rather than a single server, in 2006.[12] The Grid was updated in August 2013.[13][14]

In August 2011, Webtrends acquired Reinvigorate, a portfolio company of Media Temple Ventures, Media Temple’s investment arm.[15] Reinvigorate produces web-based real-time data analytics tools.[15]

Media Temple appointed Russell P. Reeder its president and chief operating officer in March 2012.[6][16] Reeder was president and CEO of LibreDigital prior to RR Donnelley’s acquisition of the digital publishing company in 2011.[6] He left Media Temple in April 2015 to join iCitizen, a civic engagement app based in Nashville.[17]

In June 2013, Media Temple launched CloudTech, a premium 24/7 support service provided by engineers, and upgraded its managed VPS hosting platform.[14]

In October 2013, the Wall Street Journal asked Media Temple to examine the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ healthcare.gov web portal.[4][5][18][19] Media Temple found website code that served no apparent purpose and that the designers of healthcare.gov “failed to follow basic protocols for high-traffic sites.”[5][18]

On October 15, 2013, Media Temple was acquired by GoDaddy[2][9][10] but both companies have kept operating separately since then.[20]

In March 2014, Media Temple unveiled a new managed WordPress hosting product,[21] which the company further expanded in May 2014.[22] In February 2015, Media Temple's managed WordPress offering evolved into a full-featured solution with four new customized plans.[23]

In December 2014, the web hosting company joined Google for Work Partner Program to resell and support Google Apps for Work.[24]

In July 2015, Media Temple joined the AWS Advanced Consulting Partner Program and launched new managed cloud hosting services for AWS. [25] That same month, Rod Stoddard joined the company as its new president.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media Temple". Inc. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Ingrid Lunden (Oct 15, 2013). "GoDaddy Buys Media Temple To Build Up Its Business With Web Professionals". TechCrunch. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hayley Ringle (Oct 15, 2013). "GoDaddy acquires Media Temple to better serve Web developers". Phoenix Business Journal. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Stephanie Condon (Oct 7, 2013). "After rocky start, administration says Obamacare site has improved". CBS News. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c CHRISTOPHER WEAVER; SHIRA OVIDE; LOUISE RADNOFSKY (Oct 6, 2013). "Software, Design Defects Cripple Health-Care Website". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Media Temple adds new COO, CTO". Los Angeles Business Journal. Jun 13, 2012. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Natalie Jarvey (Oct 15, 2013). "GoDaddy Scoops Up Culver City's Media Temple". Los Angeles Business Journal. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c Christina Farr (Oct 15, 2013). "GoDaddy CEO: We bought Media Temple to ‘win the hearts and minds of developers’". Venture Beat. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c Niko Hoo (Oct 15, 2013). "Web Hosting Service MediaTemple was Acquired by GoDaddy". HostUCan. Retrieved Oct 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "Media Temple Appoints New CEO". Web Hosting Industry Review. Apr 4, 2003. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ Michael Arrington (Oct 17, 2006). "Media Temple Crushes Shared Hosting". TechCrunch. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ Allison Howen (Aug 14, 2013). "Media Temple Answers Slow Site Prayers". Website Magazine. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Nicole Henderson (Jun 18, 2013). "HostingCon 2013: Media Temple Updates Managed VPS Hosting, Launches CloudTech Support". Web Host Industry Review. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Robin Wauters (Aug 8, 2011). "Webtrends Buys Media Temple-Backed Realtime Analytics Firm Reinvigorate". TechCrunch. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ Nicole Henderson (Jun 13, 2013). "Web Host Media Temple Names President and COO, CTO". Web Host Industry Review. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  16. ^ Former Media Temple President Russ Reeder Joins Civic Engagement App iCitizen as CEO, Web Hosting Industry Review, Nicole Henderson, April 24, 2015
  17. ^ a b Adam Aigner-Treworgy (Oct 8, 2013). "Obamacare website glitches caused by software shortcomings, official says". CNN. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  18. ^ ANDY MEDICI (Oct 13, 2013). "HHS scrambles to fix glitches in insurance exchange roll out". Federal Times. Retrieved Nov 11, 2013. 
  19. ^ GoDaddy CEO: We bought Media Temple to 'win the hearts and minds of developers', VentureBeat, Christina, Oct 15, 2013
  20. ^ Media Temple Launches Managed WordPress Hosting Service, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, March 4, 2014
  21. ^ Media Temple Expands Its WordPress Hosting Features With Backup Service And Git Integration, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, May 9, 2014
  22. ^ Media Temple Expands Its WordPress Hosting Service, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, Feb 25, 2015
  23. ^ Media Temple Launches Google Apps for Work, Web Host Industry Review, Nicole Henderson, Dec 3, 2014
  24. ^ Media Temple Launches Managed Cloud Hosting Solution For AWS, TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois, July 7, 2015
  25. ^ Media Temple Names Tech Veteran Rod Stoddard President, Web Hosting Industry Review, Nicole Henderson, July 27, 2015