Managed hosting provider Liquid Web Thursday acquired Chicago-based managed web hosting company, WiredTree. The company, however, has not disclosed the details of the transaction. In August last year Liquid Web had acquired Rackspace’s Cloud Sites business unit.
While most of the largest hosting and cloud providers are either focused on very small website hosting or infrastructure services for very large enterprises, Liquid Web focuses its managed hosting products and high-touch support on tech-savvy, web-reliant professionals. These professionals rely heavily on the web and cloud to grow their businesses or to power multiple websites and applications. They need a reliable, secure partner who is building products for them and guaranteeing 100 percent power and uptime. Liquid Web is that partner.
“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 Liquid Web CEO Jim Geiger. “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.”
The company said for WiredTree’s customers, the acquisition means better infrastructure, no change in pricing and superior support with access to Liquid Web’s 250 Red Hat, Linux and Windows-certified technicians who are available 24x7x365 by phone, email or chat. 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,” said Geiger. “We look forward to creating an exceptional business partnership and would like to welcome each WiredTree customer to the Liquid Web family.”