Canadian SherWeb buys American Data Company

Quebec-based cloud services provider SherWeb has recently acquired North Carolina company OrcsWeb Inc. Orcs Web, which was founded in 1996, is a Windows-based managed hosting provider. It will serve as a wholly owned subsidiary to SherWeb.

OrcsWeb is SherWeb’s first purchase in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) segment. IaaS has been an area which the company has been focusing.

“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,” said SherWeb’s co-founder and president, Matthew Cassar, in a statement. “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.”

OrcsWebis also looking forward to the taking part in the “SherWeb family,” according to Brad Kingsley, founder of the company, in a statement.

“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.”

*Source: Computer Dealer News