Celebrating our 29th year in business, SpireTech has been making some moves. We are exiting our long-established hosting and datacenter businesses to focus exclusively on Managed Services and Microsoft 365 moving forward.
Effective October 4, 2022, we are pleased to announce that SpireTech’s web hosting and related services have been acquired by Tidal Media Group, based out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Previously, in September 2022, we announced an agreement with Sterling Communications to take over SpireTech’s portlandcolocation.com website and migrate SpireTech’s physical colocation customers to Sterling’s datacenter by December 31, 2022.
Also, in late 2021, we announced that hosting of email-only accounts at spiretech.com would end December 31, 2022 giving customers using [email protected] email addresses over a year to make the change.
Why is SpireTech doing this?
Markets and technology change, and we are responding to those changes. As our clients move servers and business functions to the cloud using technologies like Microsoft 365 and SAAS products, accelerated by Covid and the move to hybrid and remote workforce, we see the need to maintain physical infrastructure to be shrinking over time.
Furthermore, as our Managed Services business has grown, the skillsets needed by our staff has changed. The skills needed to support IT versus websites are different specializations, and we no longer desire to staff or train both skillsets in our service desk, nor maintain our datacenter infrastructure. By partnering with these companies, we actually strengthen the breadth and depth of services available to our clients, as they are laser-focused on their own disciplines and strengths. Moving forward, we will be partnering with Tidal and Sterling to help our MSP clients ensure they have a safe and reliable home for their websites and physical servers.
Clients currently utilizing affected services have been notified via a separate email to your billing contact with further details.
We are thankful for clients that have trusted us to host their websites and servers for over 20 years. Moving forward, SpireTech will focus exclusively on providing Managed IT Services and related services to our clients, including IT Support, Helpdesk, Microsoft 365, business continuity, and IT Security services to our clients.
About Tidal Media Group:
Tidal Media is an established web design, search engine marketing and web hosting firm based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Since 2004, Tidal Media has created and continues to maintain a multitude of websites, ranging from small local businesses to worldwide corporations. With their refined focus, Tidal Media Group can service your needs in a customized and professional manner for every industry while treating each client as their number one priority.
About Sterling Communications:
Sterling Communications is a Portland-based communications company offering cost-effective internet solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. The broad service offering includes Business VoIP solutions, bullet-proof internet utilizing SD-WAN, Hosted Desktop/VDI through Citrix and Data Center Services including CoLocation. Founded in 1997, the company has been recognized 12 times by Oregon Business Magazine as one of the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon and won the Portland Business Journal Top 100 Fastest-Growing companies award 10 years in a row. your business, well connected.
About Spire Technologies, Inc.:
Founded in 1993 to provide IT services to Engineering and Architecture firms, SpireTech began offering internet services in 1995, and expanded to offer server hosting and colocation services shortly thereafter.
Over time, SpireTech expanded its service offering to include flat-fee managed IT services (MSP) to a wider range of professional services firms including law, financial services, and real estate.
SpireTech prioritizes customer care and the happiness of our employees.