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Hivelocity Acquires Swiftway's Dedicated Server and Colocation Business

Tue, 7th January 2020, 14:57

The consolidation of the web hosting industry continues with the announcement that Hivelocity has acquired the dedicated server and colocation customer base from IaaS provider Swiftway. In addition to many new customers, this acquisition supplies Hivelocity with new data center locations in Amsterdam, Chicago and San Jose CA.

Hivelocity COO Steve Eschweiler stated,

As we continue to grow our edge-compute platform we continue to look for opportunities that provide us with the strategic geo-markets we desire and that our customers desire. Amsterdam, Chicago and Northern California has long been on our list of locations we need to establish our service suite. With today’s announcement we now offer our customers the ability to instantly deploy bare-metal in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Jose, Seattle and Tampa. What’s more, this acquisition is extremely advantageous for our new customer base as well. You have one company, in Swiftway, that wants out of the bare-metal and colocation business, and another in Hivelocity, that is highly specialized in both of these services, and continues to invest heavily in perfecting the customer experience for people who prefer dedicated servers over shared resources.

We will be immediately improving and expanding upon the services the former customers of Swiftway have previously received. We are already in the process of upgrading the network infrastructure in Amsterdam through the addition of new routers, new transit providers, expanded throughput capacity and true on premise enterprise DDoS protection.

 Hivelocity says Swiftway client base should be ‘excited’ to know they will be receiving superior service for the same exact price they pay now. Hivelocity was founded in 2002 and maintains its headquarters in Tampa, Florida. With its 100+ Linux, Windows, Virtualization and Network Engineers Hivelocity has made its name on delivering an over-the-top technical support and customer service experience.