Windows CMS Hosting Specialist ServerSide Acquired by Liquid Web

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The Lansing, MI-based managed hosting and managed application service provider, Liquid Web LLC, has announced it has acquired the leading Microsoft Windows CMS hosting provider ServerSide for an undisclosed sum.

In 2019, Liquid Web launched its managed private cloud powered by VMware and NetApp. The new offering provided small- and medium-sized businesses with the features and functions of a managed private cloud that are usually only available to enterprises.

The acquisition of ServerSide will expand Liquid Web’s SMB offerings further, adding proven experience in hosting leading Microsoft Content Management solutions to Liquid Web’s portfolio, accelerating the company’s move into the Progress Sitefinity, Kentico, and Sitecore hosting market. ServerSide joins Nexcess, iThemes, and InterWorx in the Liquid Web Group of companies, which together serve more than 45,000 customers in 150 countries, managing more than 1.5 million sites.

ServerSide founder and CEO, Steve Oren, has joined the Liquid Web team and is spearheading Liquid Web’s drive to migrate customers to the Liquid Web platform.

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

“We are excited about joining the Liquid Web team. 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 Oren. “We look forward to using Liquid Web’s scale to be a bigger player in the leading Windows CMS ecosystems.”

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.

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