SherWeb, a Canadian cloud hosting services provider with offices in the U.S. and Europe, has acquired ORCS Web Inc., a Windows-based managed hosting provider headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. OrcsWeb represents SherWeb’s third acquisition in three years and its first in the competitive Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) market – a segment in which SherWeb has recently made significant inroads.
OrcsWeb has been providing shared, cloud hosting and dedicated server solutions since 1996. The company has extensive experience in Microsoft-platform hosting including ASP.NET, and SQL Server hosting solutions. It has four data center locations in Charlotte.
“SherWeb’s expansion into IaaS will enable us to offer customers and channel partners more value and choice from the cloud, without having to invest in or maintain complex infrastructure themselves,” said SherWeb’s Co-founder and President Matthew Cassar. “OrcsWeb naturally complements our overall business strategy because their depth of expertise in managed Windows hosting is one of several areas of diversification that will be critical to cloud hosting services providers in the near future.”
OrcsWeb will continue to operate as a wholly-owned SherWeb subsidiary. Blue Beacon Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to SherWeb in connection with this transaction. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We look forward to sharing our unique expertise with the larger SherWeb family while even further enhancing the day-to-day experience OrcsWeb customers currently enjoy,” said Brad Kingsley, Founder of OrcsWeb. “SherWeb has built an outstanding reputation in the cloud industry in the last 15 years, and the fact that we can now give our customers access to SherWeb’s comprehensive and award-winning portfolio of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud offerings all under one roof makes this acquisition a genuine win-win situation for everyone.”
Founded in 1998, SherWeb now serves more than 25,000 customers in over 100 countries with a wide range of SaaS, IaaS and PaaS solutions. SherWeb also has a growing network of 4,000 partners who resell its customizable cloud hosting services in over 50 countries.