Apr 4, 2018
Marty Puranik is the CEO of Atlantic.Net, a leading cloud
hosting solutions provider. In the mid-1990s at the University of
Florida, internet service was scarce. Out of frustration due to the
lack of internet access around campus, Marty set out to become his
In order to pay for the internet service, Marty ran a computer repair shop out of his dorm room at the University of Florida. He wasn’t out to change the world; he just wanted internet access.
Within a year, the company had eight employees and over 2,000 customers. As the ISP business cooled off in the early 2000s amid increasing regulations and oversight, Atlantic.Net pivoted to offer colocation and data center services, later adding managed hosting, cloud, and virtualization tools. Now Atlantic.Net runs data centers in New York, London, Toronto, San Francisco, Dallas and Orlando, and is a trusted hosting and cloud services, provider.