Worldcloud starting in 1998 as dbdom.com- a small hosting company which hosted FileMaker 4 databases from a stack of Power Macintosh 6100 servers. In that time, the PowerPC was new and few users had internet access faster than ‘basic’ DSL service.
FileMaker had just become ‘FileMaker, Inc.’, as previously FileMaker Pro was marketed as a Claris product- the ‘software arm’ of Apple. This was a time before the iMac, before for iPod, before the iPhone, or the iPad. Most users loaded software via CD-ROM (or floppy discs!). This was truly a different time.
We have grown over the years, and watched the release of more and more powerful versions of FileMaker. We have exhibited at the annual FileMaker Developer’s Conference over a dozen times, and have spoken on several occasions.
In 2003, we changed our name to Wordcloud.com. At this time was leased space in our first datacenter and became one of the first VMware-based service providers in the country. Little did we realize how rapidly ‘cloud technology’ was going to change everything we did.
We now host from clusters of servers in multiple datacenters across the globe and have remained at the forefront of FileMaker Hosting technology. In those early days, we didn’t have much choice but to embrace technologies like Terminal Services to deliver FileMaker across the globe. In that same tradition, we still enhance our FileMaker-centric services with a host of other services to assure that we have a solution for any FileMaker user.
FileMaker WebDirect has revolutionized the way many FileMaker solutions are accessed; however, it is not perfect. We have the experience to help users choose the most appropriate technology and/or the advice to help them migrate from an older solution to something that embraces the latest technology.
The vocabulary we use today has evolved from those early days, but we have remained on the cutting edge of FileMaker and will remain committed to providing ‘best in class’ solutions to the FileMaker community.