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Managed hosting and managed application services provider, Liquid Web, has acquired ServerSide. The acquisition is adding Microsoft Windows Content Management solutions to Liquid Web’s portfolio. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The ServerSide team, including Steve Oren, founder, and CEO, have joined Liquid Web and have helped lead the effort to migrate customers onto the Liquid Web platform.

“We’ve successfully migrated our customers to Liquid Web’s platform, and we are working hand and hand to deploy our VMware architecture more broadly within Liquid Web,” said Steve Oren, former CEO at ServerSide. “We look forward to using Liquid Web’s scale to be a bigger player in the leading Windows CMS ecosystems.”

Sitefinity, Kentico, Sitecore

Joe Oesterling
“With ServerSide, we are excited about building upon the relationships ServerSide had with Sitefinity, Kentico, and Sitecore and their ecosystem partners,” said Joe Oesterling, CTO of Liquid Web.

The acquisition of ServerSide bolsters Liquid Web’s VMware cloud hosting capabilities for small to medium businesses launched in 2019. It would also help accelerate the company’s entrance into the Progress Sitefinity, Kentico, and Sitecore hosting market.

“The acquisition of ServerSide supports Liquid Web’s mission to power leading content management platforms,” said Joe Oesterling, CTO of Liquid Web. “With ServerSide, we are excited about building upon the relationships ServerSide had with Sitefinity, Kentico, and Sitecore and their ecosystem partners.”

The Liquid web brand family consists of four companies: Liquid Web, Nexcess, iThemes, and InterWorx. The family of brands owns and manages 10 global data centers, serving over 45,000 customers spanning 150 countries.