Rumble Cloud, a cloud web hosting service from the free speech video sharing platform Rumble, will be made available to all users in 2023.
The announcement follows Rumble onboarding its first major cloud client, President Trump’s Truth Social platform, earlier this month. After making the switch to Rumble’s cloud infrastructure, Truth Social started erasing the backlog of users who were waiting to get on the platform and is ready to onboard millions of users.
“The amount of incoming people interested in this cloud is enormous right now,” Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski said. “This ecosystem’s a lot bigger than what everyone is saying it is. It’s huge. And we’re looking forward to launching that…in the next year, in 2023.”
Following its switch to Rumble Cloud, Truth Social overtook Twitter and shot to the top of the US App Store charts.
“It’s pretty exciting to be supporting the number one app on the App Store on the Rumble Cloud,” Pavlovski said.
According to Statista, the $178 billion cloud services market, which grew by 37% in 2021, is dominated by the tech giants Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. These three Big Tech companies collectively have a 64% share of this market which provides the hosting that’s needed to keep apps, websites, and other web services online. However, these three companies have demonstrated their willingness to censor. Amazon and Google de-platformed Parler last year after users flocked to it to avoid censorship while Microsoft has censored users on its LinkedIn platform.
Rumble, on the other hand, has committed to allowing free speech and Pavlovski has reiterated the importance of having this commitment at the cloud services level:
“Free speech doesn’t happen at the platform level. Free speech happens at the infrastructure level. And that’s why Truth Social chose Rumble Cloud…We all know what Amazon did to Parler.”
Not only is Rumble expanding its free speech-focused cloud infrastructure but it has also vowed to resist government attempts to force platforms to censor by not operating in countries that move towards censorship.
As it embraces the free flow of information, Rumble has broken traffic records and attracted high-profile users. Its monthly active users (MAUs) and user engagement reached new all-time highs in the first quarter of 2022. And some of the many high-profile users to join the platform recently include comedian Jim Breuer and one of Brazil’s most popular podcasters, Monark who racked up 1.2 million views in his first two weeks on the platform.