SherWeb’s Latest Acquisition Signals Further Consolidation in the Cloud
Thoughtbus community to gain access to expanded cloud services offering
Sherbrooke, QC, November 4, 2013 — SherWeb, a leading provider of cloud services and Microsoft’s 2013 World Hosting Partner of the Year, announced today the acquisition of Thoughtbus, a privately-held brand of Nomia Inc. The companies have kept the terms of the transaction confidential.
Headquartered in Saratoga Springs, New York, Thoughtbus offers hosted Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync Server, CRM and mobile solutions for businesses with anywhere from 3 to 1,000 users. SherWeb’s offerings, while similar, are seen to be an extension of the Thoughtbus platform and represent some of the cloud industry’s most comprehensive and up-to-date set of solutions.
“Thoughtbus’ move to the SherWeb platform was a logical step as the cloud hosting environment has been getting intensely competitive over the years. However, our main focus is and has always been around our customers and partners. We want them to not only adopt a hosting provider that shares our commitment to meeting organizations’ individual needs but also to get the best value for technology, scale and service that the market has to offer,” says Geoff Citron, Founder and President of Nomia Inc., Thoughtbus’ parent company.
With regards to Thoughtbus customers and partners, SherWeb intends to maintain the Thoughtbus platform in the near-term and continue to provide the high level of service that they were accustomed to receiving prior to the acquisition. SherWeb’s standard North American-based, in-house support team operates 24/7/365 and is staffed by Microsoft-certified professionals. Thoughtbus customers and partners will now have access to SherWeb’s state-of-the-art network infrastructure which allows businesses to scale their hosting services as their needs evolve, along with a sophisticated user portal with provisioning tools.
With a customer base of more than 20,000 organizations of all sizes and across 100 countries, SherWeb holds a SOC 2 Type II certification, recognized worldwide as one of the strictest audit standards for service providers.
“What businesses are increasingly seeking out is a type of ‘one-stop shop’ where they can not only get hosted productivity tools but also a whole spectrum of cloud services such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. As a leader in the cloud industry, SherWeb is proud that it will be able to extend those opportunities to the Thoughtbus community,” says Peter Cassar, Co-Founder and CEO of SherWeb.
Blue Beacon Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to SherWeb in connection with this transaction.