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Webfusion acquires XCalibre Communications

Sat, 12th December 2009, 10:51

Webfusion has acquired the hosting assets of XCalibre Communications in a acquisition for an undisclosed sum. In a joint press releases, Webfusion states that this will enable Webfusion to strengthen its entry level managed hosting business while extending its offering and provide XCalibre customers with access to a variety of products, along with 24x7 support.

Thomas Vollrath, Managing Director of Webfusion, comments, “XCalibre has an excellent portfolio of hosting products and we are delighted to partner with them. The acquired Xcalibre customer base will benefit from an increased product set and more choice in entry level managed hosting packages. We look forward to the opportunities to widen our portfolio and present these customers with a greater choice of hosting and web security solutions.”

Tony Lucas, CEO of XCalibre, comments: “This partnership with Webfusion is very important to us and will allow us to strengthen our focus on the continued development of FlexiScale platform and other software products. Our roots are in hosting but our passion is development and going forward this experience will shape our transition into and growth as a software and services company, pioneering cloud computing.”

Tony Lucas has stated on his twitter feed that this is the first of three major announcements for the coming months. 

Customers of XCalibre Communications will become clients of Webfusion with immediate effect. There will not be any changes to control panels or services provided. In addition, customers will benefit from Webfusion’s UK-based data centre, round the clock support teams and access to a wider range of products and services.

Webfusion is part of the Host Europe Group, which is owned by Oakley Capital and also consists of 123-reg, donhost and supanames

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