Irish webhost Spiral Hosting acquires Australian firm

13 Jan 2014

One of Ireland’s largest cloud computing and web-hosting groups, Spiral Hosting, has bought a foot-hold in the Australian market with the purchase of Speedy Sparrow.

In an announcement today on their blog, the Irish company with offices in Dublin, Belfast and the United States has made the move to gain a stronger position in the Australian market where Speedy Sparrow has been in business for over 6 years.

Speaking about the announcement, Peter Armstrong, director of the Irish HSP sees this as a significant step forward for themselves and Irish business abroad: “This acquisition allows us to expand and invest in our operations in Australia. It represents a significant investment in our webhosting infrastructure, customer service and technical support.

“SpeedySparrow is a first-class webhosting provider that is in many ways similar to Spiral Hosting. It has an excellent reputation of offering friendly personal support that will go the extra mile for customers. The new merged company will result in improvements for all Spiral Hosting and SpeedySparrow customers.”

Spiral Hosting has also expanded its services internationally in the past. In May 2010 it moved in to the American hosting market after acquiring the webhosting division of Eideashop.

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Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic