Managed WordPress hosting provider WP Engine has acquired StudioPress, creators of the Genesis Framework – a popular theme framework for millions of WordPress sites worldwide. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Genesis, and its accompanying suite of WordPress website themes helps enterprises, startups, and agencies to accelerate the building of website experiences. Previously owned by Rainmaker Digital LLC, the acquisition of the StudioPress product line would help strengthen WP Engine’s WordPress Digital Experience…"WP Engine Acquires Creators of Genesis Framework for WordPress Websites"
Rackspace has announced an expansion of its managed hosting portfolio to include Bare Metal as a Service (BMaaS) functionality. With the addition of six new bare metal instances, Rackspace Managed Hosting customers who use BMaaS can now provision IT infrastructure on-demand and have their bare metal solutions delivered in minutes rather than hours. For organizations seeking more flexibility and automation options in their non-cloud environments, Rackspace bare metal infrastructure provides a pay-as-you-go pricing model and a…"Rackspace Expands Its Managed Hosting Portfolio, Adds Bare Metal as a Service"
ResellerClub, a cloud infrastructure and web hosting company part of Endurance International Group, has announced the launch of website themes, plugins and logos as downloadable products on their managed hosting platform. The company has the vision to be a one-stop web hosting solutions provider, empowering web professionals with tools needed to build robust solutions for their customers. This recent addition of website themes, plugins and logos to ResellerClub’s managed hosting platform would take a step…"ResellerClub Unveils Downloadable Website Themes, Plugins and Logos for Web Designers and Developers"
DreamHost®, a global leader in web hosting and Managed WordPress services, has selected Shrikant Dharap to serve as its Vice President of Business Operations. Shrikant comes to DreamHost with a strong history of operational excellence. Having served as both a Director of Finance and an Auditor for US Airways, and having held various finance and operational roles in industries as varied as packaging and warehouse management, Shrikant’s pedigree of success and well-traveled range of experience…"DreamHost Names Shrikant Dharap to Serve as VP of Business Operations"
Lume, a fast-growing managed cloud, colocation and hybrid infrastructure solutions provider from Atlanta, will be hosting their cloud customers from CyrusOne data centers in Dallas, Phoenix, and the New York Metro area while offering colocation services in those data centers as well. CyrusOne owns/operates 45 data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne’s data centers would be engineered to…"Managed Cloud Provider Lume Selects CyrusOne’s US Data Centers to Provide Retail Colocation"
Annie Eissler (CMO) ByteGrid, a company offering managed hosting, colocation, private and hybrid clouds, as well as compliance services, has announced changes to its management team. According to ByteGrid, strengthening their management team was necessary to properly meet the growing need for “high-value” managed hosting, hybrid and cloud infrastructure services. The appointment of four IT infrastructure industry veterans follows the naming of William Schrader as chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and president of ByteGrid in…"Managed Hosting Provider ByteGrid Bolsters Its Leadership Ranks With Industry Vets"
Cloud hosting provider Rackspace, a company based in San Antonio, Texas, serving more than 140,000 business customers from data centers on five continents, has announced Rackspace Kubernetes-as-a-Service – a managed hosting service that would transform the way enterprises can utilize new container technologies, accelerating their digital transformation. Kubernetes is a container orchestration technology for managing production workloads. Rackspace will allow enterprises to consume Kubernetes-as-a-Service across all leading public and private cloud platforms to help empower…"Rackspace Unveils Kubernetes-as-a-Service Solution with Fully Managed Operations"
ServInt, a U.S. company founded in 1995 by Reed Caldwell, has been acquired by Leaseweb – one of the world’s largest hosting brands with global presence through its 19 data centers across four continents. Leaseweb USA, part of this group of independent companies that operate under the brand name Leaseweb, has acquired ServInt to substantially increase its footprint in the United States. Leaseweb USA entered the United States market in 2011 and has since grown…"U.S. Web Hosting Company #ServInt Acquired by #Leaseweb USA"
Evolve IP, a provider of services including virtual servers, virtual desktops, disaster recovery, IP phone systems/unified communications, and more, has been included in the 2016 Gartner Market Guide for Desktop as a Service (DaaS). The Gartner Market Guide, which lists 10 DaaS providers in North America, is intended to provide more understanding of the DaaS market and its offerings. As part of its broad portfolio of cloud services, Evolve IP DaaS provides desktop users with…"Evolve IP Listed in Gartner’s Market Guide for Desktop as a Service (DaaS)"
Nexcess, a provider of performance-optimized, managed WordPress and Magento web hosting, has warned hosting clients that they are rapidly running out of time to prepare for the implementation of new EU privacy regulations. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25, and would impact all hosting clients that collect or process the data of EU citizens. Although businesses based in the U.S. and other locations outside of the European Union…"Managed WordPress and Magento Hosting Company Nexcess Warns Of The Risk Of Ignoring GDPR"