Founded in 1996, iWeb, previously part of INAP, iWeb is now acquired by global IaaS hosting provider Leaseweb. INAP (also known as Internap) paid $145 million for iWeb back in 2013. Financial terms of current acquisition by Leaseweb were not disclosed.
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Headquartered in the Netherlands with data center presence and offices located globally, Leaseweb has deployed about 80,000 dedicated servers in its data centers. On its websites, Leaseweb stated that it currently employs about 500 people. The acquisition would now significantly expand Leaseweb’s presence in the North American region.
iWeb is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider delivering cloud hosting, dedicated server hosting, and hosted solutions in Canada. The purchase would allow Leaseweb to establish a substantial market presence in Canada, which according to Leaseweb presently ranks third in terms of revenue behind the Netherlands and the United States.
“We have followed the development of iWeb with great interest for a number of years, and as a business with very similar DNA to our own, we know they will bring a wide range of complementary services and skills to our presence in Canada,” said Con Zwinkels CEO and founder of Leaseweb. “They live and breathe hosting, have a deep understanding of the requirements of Canadian customers, and we’re delighted to welcome them to the Leaseweb team.”
Connecting iWeb with Leaseweb’s Global Network
iWeb provides “high-performance” dedicated servers and cloud hosting from its three data centers in Montréal. Current and prospective clients would be able to “seamlessly” grow into the area by connecting iWeb with Leaseweb’s global network, while also benefitting from globally available cloud infrastructure.
Organizations who demand a market presence in North America but need to house their data outside of the United States would benefit from the shift.
Dedicated servers, private cloud, cybersecurity services, and colocation are all available through iWeb’s flagship Montréal data center facilities, which employ 92 people and provide “high-speed” worldwide connection via ISP peering in Montréal and Tier 1 providers. iWeb hosts hundreds of servers for clients across a wide range of business sectors, and they are powered entirely by sustainable hydroelectricity.
“Today is a very exciting day for iWeb employees, customers and partners. We are joining a team that is focused on product, growth and customer experience,” said Roberto Montesi, CEO at iWeb. “We have long admired Leaseweb as a competitor. Now, as colleagues, we look forward to deploying new offerings quickly in our Montreal location to match the Leaseweb portfolio. This is an exciting state in our journey and ensures that Canada becomes a huge part of the future Leaseweb success story.”
INAP (NASDAQ: INAP) is a large global IT infrastructure solutions (IaaS hosting) provider. INAP’s full-spectrum portfolio of high-density colocation, managed cloud hosting and network services supports evolving infrastructure requirements for clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to emerging startups.