Liquid Web, a $100 million managed hosting provider, has announced the acquisition of Chicago-based managed web hosting company, WiredTree. This acquisition follows the completed purchase of Rackspace’s Cloud Sites business unit late last year.
For WiredTree’s customers, the acquisition would mean better infrastructure, no change in pricing and support with access to Liquid Web’s 250 Red Hat, Linux and Windows-certified technicians who are available 24x7x365 by phone, email or chat. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“With the addition of both WiredTree and Cloud Sites, we further our mission to empower web professionals worldwide to create content and commerce without worry,” said Jim Geiger, CEO of Liquid Web. “For web professionals whose websites fuel their businesses, we understand they need a partner to provide both a technological advantage and support, with a broad portfolio of products and a whatever-it-takes attitude. We’re purposefully building a smart, easy, flexible experience that does just that – on our fully owned infrastructure, which is backed by the most helpful humans in hosting.”
In order to ensure a seamless and hassle-free transition, Liquid Web has created a specialized migration team to work directly with customers as their scheduled upgrades occur.
“As their managed hosting provider, we want our newest customers to know that we are willing to go above and beyond to help them succeed,” added Mr. Geiger. “We look forward to creating an exceptional business partnership and would like to welcome each WiredTree customer to the Liquid Web family.”