Hosting provider Liquid Web
has launched a new managed cloud service. Liquid Web, which has headquarters in Lansing, Michigan, United States, was founded in 1997. The company specializes in offering “highly-available, secure, and hassle-free hosting” with the added benefit of 24/7 “Heroic” customer support. With around 50,000 customers in more than 150 countries, the company operates data centers globally. Its new offering will enable “businesses to quickly launch websites and cloud apps”.
This is an opportune time for Liquid Web to enter this arena. It has been predicted the cloud managed services sector will be worth $62 billion in 2020 and should grow to $116 billion by 2025 – representing annual growth of 13%. Liquid Web’s new cloud service is underpinned by OpenStack, an open-source operating system specifically designed for cloud hosting.
The new service targets “enterprise-scale” companies and gives them the potential to “deploy hosted websites and cloud applications within minutes”. Its managed cloud hosting servers offer the CentOS Linux operating system and users have the option to utilize liquid Web’s proprietary control panel. The company believes its new offering can compete with companies like Amazon and Google and specifically targets "businesses that are not ready for the complexity and cost" involved in utilizing other platforms.
"With our Managed Cloud Servers, businesses can move their workload to the cloud without a large investment and have peace of mind knowing they can get our dedicated engineers' help whenever it is needed," explained the Director of Managed Hosting at Liquid Web, Melanie Purkis. Do you know of any other companies launching new Managed Cloud Servers? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.