Rails Hosting Leader, Blue Box Group, Acquires Rails Boxcar

In a deal that finalized August 10, Blue Box Group of Tacoma, Washington acquired "Rails Boxcar" from Planet Argon LLC.
By: Planet Argon
Aug. 12, 2009 - PRLog -- Blue Box Group, a leading ruby on rails hosting provider, today announced that it has acquired "Rails Boxcar", a web hosting product and service from Planet Argon LLC, a design, development, and deployment agency based in Portland, Oregon. In addition to taking over the management and support of all existing Rails Boxcar customers, Blue Box Group will use intellectual property and technology assets from the acquisition to provide Blue Box Group customers with new tools for hosting Ruby on Rails based web applications. This acquisition will offer Blue Box Group customers with simplified rails deployment technologies, and give Rails Boxcar customers access to a leader in customer service and customized hosting solutions.

Planet Argon has been providing design, development and hosting services to the Ruby on Rails community for over four years. Planet Argon sees the sale of its "Rails Boxcar" service as a strategic decision, choosing to place more focused attention on design and development, including work on a number of in-house web-based products. Planet Argon solicited bids and proposals from regional competitors for the acquisition of Rails Boxcar, their web hosting solution for Ruby on Rails applications, which was launched in the summer of 2007.

Robby Russell, Chief Evangelist and a partner at Planet Argon is excited about the partnership, "Our team has had a blast over the last several years as we've worked hard to create and maintain a stable hosting environment for businesses who've built their applications with Ruby on Rails. This decision will allow us to focus our efforts and expand our reach. Our number one goal was to find a partner that could maintain--and exceed--our customer's expectations. Everyone at Planet Argon is impressed with Blue Box Group's high level of professionalism, flexibility and commitment to outstanding service. We are confident we've chosen the right team."

In the last six years, Blue Box Group has become a leader in providing managed hosting solutions to customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals located around the world. Their growing team has spent countless hours implementing and optimizing its systems and procedures; pouring a huge amount of effort into building a leading Rails oriented hosting provider.

Blue Box Group CEO and Founder, Jesse Proudman, said of the acquisition, "I feel this deal [between Planet Argon and Blue Box Group] signifies the collaboration of two great businesses. Our companies have a lot in common - first and foremost our commitment to providing innovative and custom solutions to our customer base. With this acquisition, each of our companies will raise the level of service we provide to those we serve. We are honored that Planet Argon has chosen us to support their 'Rails Boxcar' and its users."

Terms of the acquisition were not announced.

Founded in 2002--and active members of the Ruby on Rails ecosystem since 2004--Planet Argon LLC is a multidisciplinary team of web software design, development and deployment practitioners who are passionate about implementing ideas and growing businesses. To learn more about Planet Argon's services, call 503.445.2457 and/or visit http://planetargon.com.

Founded in 2003, Blue Box Group provides managed web hosting solutions. They approach web hosting, virtual and dedicated servers as a partnership with their customers. Blue Box Group knows technology and scalable ruby on rails deployments.  Blue Box Group offers quality service and dedication to each customer, ensuring your rails hosting experience is smooth and uncomplicated. To learn more about Blue Box Group's unique approach to Rails hosting, please visit www.blueboxgrp.com.
Source:Planet Argon
Tags:Ruby On Rails, Planet Argon, Blue Box Group, Web Development, Rails Hosting, Web Hosting, Ruby
Industry:Internet, Computers, Software
Location:Portland - Oregon - United States
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