Liquid Accounts is delighted to announce that it is moving its hosting to the latest virtual server technology and has appointed Leeds-based specialist cloud hosting company virtualDCS as its new hosting company.

The move will allow Liquid to automatically vary its storage capacity to cope with both changes in demand on a day to day basis from its growing client base, and increased future demand as the company continues to grow.  As with other cloud-based services, this means that Liquid will always be using the latest and fastest server technology and will be able to offer a much more flexible service with a greatly reduced risk of downtime.

Liquid appointed virtualDCS to take charge of its IT requirements to ensure it is able to meet the increased hosting demands expected due to the company’s forecast rapid growth. The cloud computing experts will also provide Liquid with ongoing support and consultancy.

Speaking about the appointment, Liquid MD, Matt Holmes, said:

‘As a market-leader in the emerging field of cloud accounting software it’s important for us to make use of the best technology available, not only for building our software but also for our delivery and hosting.

‘After meeting with several providers, I was impressed by virtualDCS’s understanding of the issues we face as a fast-growing cloud company and it was clear they knew what they are doing when it comes to server virtualisation. The solutions they have provided us with will give us the flexibility we require and the team have been great at guiding us through the process of moving our hosting to the cloud.’

Richard May, director of virtualDCS, added: ‘Liquid Accounts is growing rapidly and needed to address their current hosting solutions to ensure they could meet future demand.

‘The ‘cloud’ will provide them with a secure, flexible and cost effective platform, which can deal with rapid data growth and unexpected peaks in demand, ensuring they are able to continue providing their clients with the best possible online accounting solutions.’

virtualDCS was established in 2008 by Richard May, John Murray and Dan Nichols who were previously architects of the hosting services business for a FTSE-listed IT services provider. They formed virtualDCS to give clarity to cloud computing by confidently delivering robust services underpinned by outstanding levels of client care.

The company’s clients include global recruitment business IHR Group, leading fleet automotive company Auto Windscreens, retailer B&M, recruitment consultancy Work Group and Scarborough & North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust. For further information visit www.virtualdcs.co.uk

This change of server will take place on the evening of Friday 17th September, meaning that there may be some minor disruption to the Liquid application for a brief period. If you have any queries about this, please contact our support team on 0845 450 7305 or email support@liquidaccounts.net

Liquid is looking for new partners as part of our Accredited Partner Programme. For further information on how to become a partner of Liquid Accounts, contact our Director of Strategic Partnerships, Richard Holmes, by emailing richard.holmes@liquidaccounts.net or visit the Partners page on our website.

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