WordPress.com has launched a new Enterprise hosting service which no longer provides just boutique enterprise services, but targetting a much larger chunk of the commercial WordPress Hosting pie now. What I find quite important to point out is the price. It’s the same price that their VIP service used to be. For $500/month you get WordPress.com Enterprise which will scale with you as your site goes viral, gets picked up by a big media outlet, or grows in popularity
I’m sure Automattic did their research on this proposition and as such I have no worries there are clients out there who will find their Enterprise service a perfect match, but it does raise a few questions. Brian Krogsgard put those questions in words quite nicely with the following two remarks:
The managed WordPress hosts listed above have grown like crazy in recent years, and perhaps minus the degree of traffic scalability, can offer the same functionality as WordPress.com is touting in their Enterprise service, and then some.