(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – LeaseWeb, one of the largest hosting providers in the world with more than 60,000 servers under its management, announced today that its U.S. subsidiary recently acquired Shore.net, a hosting provider that has served customers for over 18 years and is based just north of Boston in Lynn, MA.
Over 500 customers were acquired in the transaction, substantially increasing the number of customers served by LeaseWeb USA. LeaseWeb also hired all Shore.net employees. All acquired customers have been successfully migrated from the Shore.net hosting facilities to LeaseWeb USA’s state-of-the-art data center.
The terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
LeaseWeb entered the U.S. market in January 2011 with a new subsidiary, headquartered in Manassas and its first data center. This geographic expansion enabled LeaseWeb to extend its reputation as a global provider of hosting infrastructure services to the United States and, subsequently, continue its trend of success that originated in Europe. In December 2012, LeaseWeb USA expanded its footprint substantially and can now grow to 3 MW of power in EvoSwitch WDC1, a data center based in Manassas, VA.
William L. Schrader, CEO of LeaseWeb USA, says: “We have enjoyed substantial organic growth, exceeding 100% annually during the past 3 years. The Shore.net acquisition is an excellent match for our service offerings and ensures that we are now prepared to continue that growth rate.”
LeaseWeb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 15,000 customers ranging from SMBs to enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting, Colocation, CDN, and Dedicated Hosting with 24/7 technical support. With more than 60,000 servers under management, LeaseWeb provides infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, e-mail servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company operates 6 data centers in the U.S. and Europe, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 3.5 Tbps. LeaseWeb offers services through its various subsidiaries, being LeaseWeb USA, Inc. (“LeaseWeb USA”), LeaseWeb Netherlands B.V. (“LeaseWeb Netherlands”), and LeaseWeb Deutschland GmbH (“LeaseWeb Germany”). CDN services are provided by LeaseWeb CDN B.V.
For more information, visit www.leaseweb.com.