Ideas from Carrie Wheeler, President of Liquid Internet Household of Manufacturers

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

There’s A LOT occurring right here at Liquid Internet and our Household of Manufacturers. I’m excited to share only a few updates with our group of staff, 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 Internet Household of Manufacturers, which incorporates our Liquid Internet, Nexcess, StellarWP manufacturers, and our Trendy Tribe company groups.

In my prior function as EVP and Chief Working Officer for Liquid Internet and Nexcess, I led our Managed Internet hosting, Managed Purposes, and Cloud Improvement & Platform groups. And now, I welcome our StellarWP manufacturers and Modern Tribe into my purview as we extra intently 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 targeted on offering the perfect cloud-based internet hosting, software, and software program merchandise to small and midsize companies that make cash on-line. We’re enthusiastic about serving these firms whose on-line enterprise is their enterprise — and the creators constructing on-line websites and shops.

In different very thrilling information, late final yr, 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 worldwide non-public 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 staff. 

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 staff, we had enter into who our subsequent companion can be — and I’m fairly energized and excited in regards to the subsequent part of Liquid Internet’s alternatives, notably as a result of OEP can be investing in our internet hosting, functions, and software program product traces to broaden our presence available in the market. They’re inquisitive about our progress, 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 laborious 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 note our manufacturers proceed to develop globally. You will be assured that our buyer technique for our Liquid Internet household of manufacturers (Liquid Internet, Nexcess, StellarWP) is extra centered than ever — empowering our small companies and their creators to make cash on-line.  We’ll do that by increasing our product traces into new internet hosting areas and capabilities, including efficiency, safety, and reliability options into our current product traces, and bettering the usability of all our merchandise — from internet hosting to functions to software program.

You’ll have seen that we proceed to broaden our VMware providing, just lately asserting the enlargement of our VCDA capabilities into our Phoenix knowledge middle 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 Performance Shield add-on powered by Cloudflare gives best-in-class CDN, DDoS, and WAF safety with many extra options accessible for personalisation of your wants. And for WordPress clients experiencing issues with malware infections, we’ve launched our Malware Remediation Program, which may take the ache out of getting your web site up and working once more.

Internet hosting for our options stays a cornerstone of our worth proposition, and we’ve got work lined as much as broaden and lengthen 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 technique 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 day-after-day.

For these of you in our super WordPress group, because it pertains to our StellarWP Manufacturers, I’ll be taking the reins from Joe Oesterling, who’s transferring on to pursue a brand new profession path. Joe’s been my companion 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 all the time energize me by assembly with companions, pals, and, sure, even rivals. I’m all the time impressed with the organizers, the standard of the occasions, the keynotes, and the classes. It’s laborious to explain what it’s wish to be surrounded by 2,000 of your closest WordPress pals — all professionals dedicated to this ecosystem that has modified the best way 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 could have taken without any consideration previous to Covid.

WordPress and our software program options stay core to our progress 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, corresponding to LearnDash Cloud. We stay dedicated to our commerce cloud technique of constructing it simpler to construct on WordPress.

We’ve got a stable management staff with years of internet hosting and software program expertise on the helm of our enlargement efforts. And we’ve got over 1,000 dedicated staff members who assist us serve our clients 24/7/365. I’m enthusiastic about this subsequent evolution of our technique to change into the chief in cloud computing for small and midsize companies. You’ve my assurance that our mission stays core to who we’re and what it’s best to count on.

As all the time, I might love to listen to from our companions, clients, and group members. I can all the time be reached at [email protected]

President, Liquid Internet Household of Manufacturers

In regards to the Writer

Carrie Wheeler

Carrie Wheeler is the President of the Liquid Internet Household of Manufacturers which embrace Liquid Internet, Nexcess, StellarWP, and Trendy Tribe. Carrie’s background has given her a novel perspective on easy methods 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 Info Know-how, Technique, and Buyer Operations.