We began our Hosting business in 1998 with a single room, a server and initial investments of just R$ 30,000. The Hosting business was used as a platform to expand our other businesses, create our network of developers and boost the “Locaweb” brand as the leading provider of internet services in Brazil.
Locaweb was founded as a simple and straightforward solution for clients searching for digital presence: “Do you want to have a website? Register here”. During this time, Locaweb grew so quickly that it conquered its first 1,000 clients and identified the need for new servers already in the following year.
The Internet bubble” burst around the world, but Locaweb was not affected and gained even more clients, reaching 10,000 by the end of the year.
Locaweb began to offer data center solutions and e-mail services to the market, attracting companies of all sizes. The product was offered by Locaweb IDC (Internet Data Center), which was established prior to the current company, Nextios.
Locaweb invested in IP Communication and in the construction of its first own data center, which had the capacity for 4,000 servers. Locaweb also expanded its offices and reached a total of 300 employees.
Locaweb innovated with its cloud computing platform, which made entire physical machine servers virtua
A year that marked the entry of SilverLake as an investor in Locaweb, consequently resulting in the increase of the company’s operations. Locaweb launched its second data center, with a capacity for 25,000 servers, being one of the largest in Latin America.
Locaweb entered, for the first time, the Guia Você S/A ranking as one of the 150 Best Companies to Work for.
Locaweb began its acquisition strategy with the purchase of Tray, enabling its entry into the e-commerce market.
Locaweb celebrated its 15th anniversary in grand style by making another acquisition: AlliN, a digital relationship marketing platform
For the first time in its history, Locaweb entered the “Great Place to Work! – Brazilian IT and Telecom ranking. The company also launched the Tray Corp platform, focused on corporate clients
Locaweb launched its Website Creator product, which was developed to help clients create websites in just a few clicks through a “drag and drop” element system, in addition to offering an image bank, e-mail address and support whenever needed.
Tray strengthened its market share with the acquisition of FBITS, a robust e-commerce solution aimed at large online operations.
We launched Cloud VPS, a private virtualized server with processing, traffic, hard disk space and storage fully allocated to each specific server.
We have celebrated 20 years of history and, following the view of strengthening the strategy of acquisitions, we have become part of a company specialized in means of payments, the YAPAY.
Locaweb advanced in its plans to enter new segments, growing both organically and through the announcement of two additional acquisitions: King Host, one of the largest Internet services and website hosting companies in Brazil, and Delivery Direto, a SAAS solutions company that supports restaurants in all their management and delivery operations.
We joined the Brazilian stock exchange.
Nextios, an evolution of Locaweb Corp, was created to assist companies with customized technology services.
Five M&As movements: Social Miner, Etus, Ideris, Melhor Envio and Vindi
The year started on fire and as early as January, we acquired ConectPlug, a complete enterprise management company for entrepreneurs. We also acquired Dooca, a platform of virtual stores focused on SMEs. And Credisfera, which offers credit solutions for SMEs. And it didn’t stop there: Samurai, Bling, Pagcerto, Bagy and Octadesk also joined the team to strengthen the E-commerce and Relationship arm!
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