10th December 2023

Nexcess is a part of the Liquid Net Household of Manufacturers. Our President, Carrie Wheeler, shares an replace on our household of manufacturers.

There’s A LOT occurring right here at Liquid Net and our Household of Manufacturers. I’m excited to share just some updates with our neighborhood of workers, companions, clients, and buyers. Final month, I stepped into a brand new place, and I now have the pleasure and honor of heading up our Liquid Net Household of Manufacturers, which incorporates our Liquid Net, Nexcess, StellarWP manufacturers, and our Trendy Tribe company groups.

In my prior function as EVP and Chief Working Officer for Liquid Net and Nexcess, I led our Managed Internet hosting, Managed Purposes, and Cloud Growth & Platform groups. And now, I welcome our StellarWP manufacturers and Trendy Tribe into my purview as we extra carefully align these nice manufacturers inside our set of merchandise that signify what we name our “Commerce Cloud” Enterprise. 

We confer with our grouping of world-class manufacturers as “Commerce Cloud” as a result of our enterprise is concentrated on offering the perfect cloud-based internet hosting, software, and software program merchandise to small and midsize companies that earn cash on-line. We’re keen about serving these corporations whose on-line enterprise is their enterprise — and the creators constructing on-line websites and shops.

In different very thrilling information, late final 12 months, our prior buyers Madison Dearborn Companions, in a really regular funding cycle, offered their funding to One Fairness Companions. We couldn’t be extra excited to have One Fairness Companions (OEP), a world personal fairness agency with ~$10 billion in property inside the industrial, healthcare, and know-how sectors in North America and Europe investing in us. They’ve vital expertise investing in know-how, and we’re thrilled so as to add their management and experience to our group. 

Oftentimes, these adjustments will be met with skepticism and concern that the corporate will change in ways in which don’t profit the communities they serve — and generally, that skepticism is warranted. Not right here. As a administration group, we had enter into who our subsequent accomplice can be — and I’m fairly energized and excited concerning the subsequent section of Liquid Net’s alternatives, notably as a result of OEP will likely be investing in our internet hosting, purposes, and software program product strains to increase our presence out there. They’re interested by our development, not simply squeezing money out of a really nice asset. It’s why I’m right here, why I’m excited, and why we’re working onerous to place collectively new and thrilling product roadmaps throughout our portfolio with an emphasis on higher internet hosting choices, tooling, and capabilities.

With the enthusiastic backing of OEP, you will notice our manufacturers proceed to develop globally. You will be assured that our buyer technique for our Liquid Net household of manufacturers (Liquid Net, Nexcess, StellarWP) is extra targeted than ever — empowering our small companies and their creators to earn cash on-line.  We’ll do that by increasing our product strains into new internet hosting areas and capabilities, including efficiency, safety, and reliability options into our present product strains, and bettering the usability of all our merchandise — from internet hosting to purposes to software program.

You’ll have seen that we proceed to increase our VMware providing, lately asserting the enlargement of our VCDA capabilities into our Phoenix knowledge heart and refreshing our VPS product line. We’ve additionally simply launched two merchandise constructed to ship safety and peace of thoughts for our clients. For our Managed Purposes clients, the Efficiency Defend add-on powered by Cloudflare gives best-in-class CDN, DDoS, and WAF safety with many extra options accessible for personalization of your wants. And for WordPress clients experiencing issues with malware infections, we’ve launched our Malware Remediation Program, which might take the ache out of getting your website up and operating once more.

Internet hosting for our options stays a cornerstone of our worth proposition, and we’ve got work lined as much as increase and prolong our choices in thrilling methods. Refreshed Devoted Server choices, feature-rich VPS merchandise, and extension of our VMware IaaS and PaaS options are core to how we offer rock-solid internet hosting for our clients. We’re additionally within the strategy of including quite a few safety and add-on capabilities to our product units, in addition to integrations to some main platform applied sciences that our clients depend on extra every single day.

For these of you in our large WordPress neighborhood, because it pertains to our StellarWP Manufacturers, I’ll be taking the reins from Joe Oesterling, who’s shifting on to pursue a brand new profession path. Joe’s been my accomplice and pal for almost 15 years, and I definitely hope to hold on his ardour and focus for participating locally and serving our clients with the perfect services and products potential.

As I write this, I’m reflecting on WordCamp Europe and getting ready for WordCamp US — occasions that at all times energize me by assembly with companions, associates, and, sure, even opponents. I’m at all times impressed with the organizers, the standard of the occasions, the keynotes, and the classes. It’s onerous to explain what it’s wish to be surrounded by 2,000 of your closest WordPress associates — all professionals dedicated to this ecosystem that has modified the way in which websites and shops are constructed for a lot of the world. It’s extraordinary to have the ability to attend in-person occasions of this caliber, which we might have taken without any consideration previous to Covid.

WordPress and our software program options stay core to our development plans. WordPress stays the dominant CMS, and we’ll proceed to search for methods to draw SMBs and creators to our internet hosting infrastructure, our premium WordPress plugins, and/or our simplified SaaS options, reminiscent of LearnDash Cloud. We stay dedicated to our commerce cloud technique of creating it simpler to construct on WordPress.

We now have a strong management group with years of internet hosting and software program expertise on the helm of our enlargement efforts. And we’ve got over 1,000 dedicated group members who assist us serve our clients 24/7/365. I’m enthusiastic about this subsequent evolution of our technique to turn out to be the chief in cloud computing for small and midsize companies. You’ve gotten my assurance that our mission stays core to who we’re and what you must count on.

As at all times, I’d love to listen to from our companions, clients, and neighborhood members. I can at all times be reached at carrie@liquidweb.com

Right here’s to the longer term,

Carrie Wheeler

President, Liquid Net Household of Manufacturers

Concerning the Creator

Carrie Wheeler

Carrie Wheeler is the President of the Liquid Net Household of Manufacturers which embrace Liquid Net, Nexcess, StellarWP, and Trendy Tribe. Carrie’s background has given her a novel perspective on learn how to mix glorious services and products. In her 30+ years of expertise in know-how, telecommunications, internet hosting, and cloud providers (at MCI, AT&T, and Cbeyond, to call a number of), she has served many roles in Data Expertise, Technique, and Buyer Operations.

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