SherWeb’s Acquisition of OrcsWeb Accelerates its Entry into Competitive Infrastructure-as-a-Service Segment
Hosting provider grows its award-winning expertise with specialized managed services firm
Sherbrooke, QC, July 29, 2014 — Cloud services provider SherWeb today announced that it has acquired ORCS Web Inc., a leading Windows-based managed hosting provider headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. OrcsWeb will continue to operate as a wholly-owned SherWeb subsidiary. Other terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
OrcsWeb represents SherWeb’s third acquisition in as many years and its first in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) — a segment in which SherWeb has recently made significant inroads. Earlier this year, SherWeb was named a Microsoft 2014 World Hosting Partner of the Year Finalist for its soon-to-be-launched Performance Cloud Servers, which promise the fastest performance on the market.
“SherWeb’s expansion into IaaS will enable us to offer customers and channel partners more value and choice from the cloud, without having to invest in or maintain complex infrastructure themselves,” says SherWeb’s Co-founder and President Matthew Cassar. “OrcsWeb naturally complements our overall business strategy because their depth of expertise in managed Windows hosting is one of several areas of diversification that will be critical to cloud services providers in the near future.”
OrcsWeb has been providing shared, cloud and dedicated server hosting solutions since 1996 and is best known in the industry for its Complete Care Managed Services and extensive experience in Microsoft-platform hosting. It has four data center locations in Charlotte.
“We look forward to sharing our unique expertise with the larger SherWeb family while even further enhancing the day-to-day experience OrcsWeb customers currently enjoy,” says Brad Kingsley, Founder of OrcsWeb. “SherWeb has built an outstanding reputation in the cloud industry in the last 15 years, and the fact that we can now give our customers access to SherWeb’s comprehensive and award-winning portfolio of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud offerings all under one roof makes this acquisition a genuine win-win situation for everyone.”
To learn more about OrcsWeb managed solutions and dedicated or cloud hosting services, visit www.orcsweb.com or call 1-855-378-7932.
Blue Beacon Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to SherWeb in connection with this transaction.
About SherWeb Inc. –Since 1998, SherWeb has been helping businesses increase agility and trim IT overhead with our best-in-class cloud services. Today, more than 25,000 customers in over 100 countries are working more productively thanks to the added value we build into our wide range of SaaS, IaaS and PaaS solutions. SherWeb also has a growing network of 4,000 partners who successfully resell our affordable and customizable cloud services in over 50 countries. For details, visit https://www.sherweb.com.
About ORCS Web Inc. – ORCS Web, Inc. is a Charlotte, NC-based web-hosting firm that has provided managed hosting solutions since 1996 for clients located in 70+ countries that develop and deploy applications on Microsoft Windows® platforms. Services include shared, cloud, and dedicated hosting, with specialty in ASP.NET, SQL Server, and architecting highly scalable solutions. OrcsWeb’s dedication to being number one in customer service provides clients with “Remarkable Service. Remarkable Support.” OrcsWeb is a Microsoft Certified Partner and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SherWeb. For more information, visit http://www.orcsweb.com.
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