Digital Pacific Acquires Anchor

Australian market leader in web hosting Digital Pacific announces today its acquisition of Anchor, one of Australia’s leading managed hosting providers.

The acquisition brings together two heavyweight hosting providers in the Australian market and signals continued growth for both. Anchor and Digital Pacific will continue to trade under their respective brands.

Anchor was established 17 years ago, providing managed hosting services to Silicon Valley-based tech heavyweights like GitHub and TestFlight, and well known Australian clients such as Booktopia, Michelle Bridges 12WBT, Princess Polly and the Bureau of Meteorology. As a profitable company with a strong technical team, Anchor proved to be the ideal acquisition opportunity for Digital Pacific who dominates the small and medium business hosting market in Australia.

Bart Thomas, CEO, Anchor commented, “Anchor delivers world-class managed hosting and our success has been built on technical capability and strong customer focus. The acquisition by Digital Pacific gives us additional resources to build on our recent success in the areas of Managed Cloud and DevOps automation — services designed to assist organisations who are working to ‘digitally’ transform as they encounter disruption and increased competition in their industries. Digital Pacific and Anchor have highly complementary skill-sets and this acquisition enables Anchor to continue doing what we do best – helping our customers succeed in the new software economy.”

Digital Pacific acquired Crucial in 2015 and this latest acquisition of Anchor, sees the 3 brands form one of the largest, Australian owned, hosting companies in the ANZ region. Together, Anchor and Digital Pacific deliver hosting and associated services, to more than 100,000 customers both in Australia and internationally.

“I started Digital Pacific around the same time as Anchor and have always admired the technical focus of the team and strength of the brand. Our company values are similar, as is the focus on quality customer support. We are excited to bring our two teams together to share our key strengths and expertise. Our company is here to deliver dependable hosting to customers of all size, with the support and management level that suits their requirements. The acquisition of Anchor allows us to expand on our current offering and utilise their extensive experience in Managed Cloud services,” said Andrew Koloadin, Founder and CEO, Digital Pacific.

The Digital Pacific team have relocated to the Anchor Hosting offices, creating a ‘hosting hub’ in Sydney with over 100 staff on site. Anchor’s global 24/7 support is delivered by remote teams located in the USA and UK. Both Digital Pacific and Anchor are actively recruiting staff for the Sydney office to support ongoing growth.

“Anchor will continue to deliver managed hosting services for customers, utilising the most appropriate infrastructure technology to meet a customer’s needs,” said Thomas. “There is a strong cultural fit for Anchor with Digital Pacific, and we’re very excited to be joining forces and finding new ways to deliver the greatest possible value to our customers.”

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About Anchor Hosting

Founded in 2000, Anchor is a leading provider of managed hosting services. We help customers by ensuring business-critical website and web applications are fully operational, secure and performing at their best. Anchor also helps clients to modernise development processes and help accelerate their DevOps, Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery journey. Anchor’s reputation for responsive customer service and technical expertise that stretches all the way from Sydney, Australia right into the heart of Silicon Valley.

About Digital Pacific

Digital Pacific is an Australian owned provider of quality web hosting solutions for individuals, small to medium-sized businesses and corporations. One of the only hosting companies in Australia that provides true 24/7 Australian based support, their business model is focused on reliability and trust, which they believe is attributed to their success over the past 17 years. Digital Pacific continues to grow towards being the market leader in Australia.

Media Contact:

Anchor Hosting: Bec Ewing – bec.ewing@anchor.com.au or 02 8216 5155

Digital Pacific: Nomiki Tsoutsa – nomiki.tsoutsa@digitalpacific.com.au or 02 8212 8280

Source: Digital Pacific