Hostway and Hosting, two hybrid cloud managed service providers, are merging to beef up their joint international services for enterprises, the two companies said Tuesday.
The combined company will provide support to IT organizations that are changing their roles, Emil Sayegh, CEO of the combined organization and previously CEO of Hostway, tells Light Reading. “The IT department is becoming more of a broker for vendors than doing a lot of the work themselves. We complement them nicely in helping with that digital transformation.” CIOs are brought in to reduce cost and risk, but their real role is increasing business agility — launching products faster and improving communications. “The problem is that they never get to that true mission, which is improving agility. Hostway takes on operational responsibility to free IT to innovate,” he says.
The two companies have similar cultures and complementary expertise, Sayegh says. For example, Hostway had strong expertise in Microsoft Azure while Hosting.com was strong in Amazon Web Services Inc. Combined, the two companies have 14 data centers in five countries on three continents. – Read more