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Plano, Texas – Layered Tech, a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, ranks among the world’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Media’s third annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The report identifies the top players in a thriving cloud marketplace populated by providers of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) as well as offshoot provider types such as Cloud Service Brokerages and Cloud Service Aggregators.
To identify the leaders in this bustling marketplace, Nine Lives Media used several measures of cloud services-based revenue and revenue growth, as well as considering each provider’s portfolio of cloud service offerings. By these criteria, Layered Tech placed #36 in a list topped by cloud giants such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com.
The ranking of Layered Tech as one of the world’s top cloud services providers continues a trend of growth and industry recognition for the managed hosting provider. Layered Tech recently reported that it has achieved strong revenue and earnings growth over the past several years, driven largely the company’s ability to provide comprehensive compliance management services to clients whose hosted IT workloads must comply with stringent data security regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, or FISMA. GigaOM, a leading technology news site, recognized Layered Tech for leading the big dogs of cloud computing in efficiency and speed, claiming three of the top five spots among more than 40 US-based cloud data centers. Additionally, Gartner and Microsoft are among industry players that have recently recognized or awarded Layered Tech for its leadership in the secure, compliant hosting space.
“Achieving this performance rank is continued validation that Layered Tech’s cloud solution and performance remain on the industry’s leading edge,” said Layered Tech’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nate Brancato. “This is especially meaningful when you consider the emphasis and uniqueness that we have developed around our secure/compliant cloud solutions.”
Along with identifying the world’s top cloud providers, the Talkin’ Cloud 100 report identifies cloud industry trends including an increasing orientation toward the needs of major vertical markets such as financial services and healthcare. Layered Tech, with its PCI compliant hosting and HIPAA compliant hosting solutions, is at the forefront of the effort by cloud providers to solve the complex IT challenges faced by businesses in the financial and healthcare sectors.
The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report, based on data collected earlier this year, found that the Top 100 CSPs generated more than $15.7 billion in cloud services revenue in 2012, up nearly 37 percent from 2011. The full report is available by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.
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Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, supporting mission-critical e-business applications, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Tech’s scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit www.layeredtech.com.