Online accounting software company Liquid Accounts turns to virtualDCS for cloud hosting to enable further growth

Press Release   •   Sep 16, 2010 16:04 BST

Online accounting software company Liquid Accounts is ready for its next stage of rapid growth following its appointment of Leeds-based cloud computing hosting company virtualDCS to provide it with virtual servers that enable increased IT responsiveness and flexibility.

virtualDCS will be responsible for helping Liquid Accounts move the hosting of its IT services onto virtual servers held in a secure data centre managed by virtualDCS whilst also providing ongoing support and consultancy.

Speaking about the appointment, Matt Holmes, managing director of Liquid Accounts, said: “As a market-leader in the emerging field of cloud accounting software it’s important for us to make use of the latest technology, 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 to continue to grow at pace and the team have been great at guiding us through the process of moving our hosting to the cloud.”

Established in 2005, Huddersfield-based Liquid Accounts is an award-winning online accounting software firm that specialises in market-leading cloud accounting software that is highly functional, secure, cost effective and is entirely based, developed, stored and supported in the UK.

It was one of the first cloud computing companies in the UK and its managing director Matt Holmes is chair of the cloud computing special interest group for the Business Application Software Developers’ Association (BASDA).

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. For further information visit