A ground breaking event drawing attendance by State Governor Jan Brewer took place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, as Scottsdale, Arizona, based Web hosting company GoDaddy announced work on its latest, 150,000 sq ft data centre - to be located in Temple, Arizona - is now getting seriously on the way.

The new facility is expected to ultimately employ around 1,300 people; meaning up to approximately 300 new jobs may be created. This, of course, would provide a somewhat significant boost to the job market in Arizona.

As Blake Irving, Go Daddy's CEO, stated in a press release, GoDaddy believe they can change people's lives by assisting them in turning their ideas and dreams into business reality. The new facility in Temple is one of the key pieces in making this happen. Mr Irving referred to the facility's location within the heart of Arizona's ASU Research Park as a 'sweet spot', because it is within the hub of Arizona's technology corridor and gives GoDaddy the space they need for the coming years.

Founded by Bob Parsons in 1997, GoDaddy is a private company predominantly operating as a Web hosting company and Internet domain registrar. In addition, the company sells e-business services/ software.

Since then, the company, which already has a 65,000 sq ft data centre connected to a DWDM optical fibre Ethernet backbone with speeds of 20 Gb per second, has racked up a host of prestigious awards. The most recent of these awards include the 'Best Companies to Work for' Fortune 100 honouree 2012; the 'Gold Stevie Award for Computer Services' 2012 and the 'Best Registrar Award 2012' by Domain Wire. "012 also saw GoDaddy being voted as the 'Number One' Hosting Company (Best Web Hosting) and being nominated for the 'Small Business Influencer Awards' 2012 (Small Biz Trends).

Following a deal with Technology Crossover Ventures, Silver Lake Partners and KKR - selling a approximately 65 per cent of the company at a reported (though not confirmed) price of $2.25billion - in June 2011, founder Bob Parson stepped down from his position as CEO and assumed a role as Executive Chairman in December 2011.

By 2013, over 55 million domains were under management by GoDaddy - four times as many as their closest competitor - making them the world's biggest ICANN-accredited registrar. Considering all this, Governor Brewer could not have been more right when he described GoDaddy as a story of true success.