Lansing’s Liquid Web, which offers managed hosting and managed applications services to server message blocks, and Southfield’s Nexcess, a managed web hosting provider for eCommerce platforms, have merged.
“This combination of companies demonstrates our commitment to be a leader in the application hosting space and to deliver innovative solutions for the web professional customer that we are both focused on – designers, developers, site and store owners,” says Jim Geiger, CEO of Liquid Web. “Nexcess is the premier e-commerce hosting provider for SMBs, and this union gives them access to more scale and capital to continue growth for the long term.”
The companies will operate largely separately but will offer each other’s services. Existing customers of Nexcess will not see changes in products or pricing, will not be migrated, and will continue to contact the same Nexcess team. Chris Wells, founder and CEO, will remain with the team and assume a senior technology leadership role.
The partnership expands the global reach of both companies, which together include 650 employees, 11 data centers, and a full-service application web hosting and managed cloud portfolio. Plans include product development, event sponsorships, white papers, code contributions, and more.