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Preparing for New Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards

The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is in a release cycle this year, meaning version 3.0 will be released shortly. At this year’s recent Community Meeting of the PCI Security Standards Council, much discussion centered on the new version of the standard, which is why both me and our Chief Risk Officer, Jeff Reich, attended.

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Layered Tech Announces Affiliate Referral Program

Affiliates referring new customers earn 30% commission, with potential to earn thousands per sale 

Plano, TX (February 27, 2008) – Layered Technologies, a leading worldwide provider of “on demand” IT infrastructure, announces today their new Affiliate Program which provides partners with unlimited earning potential. All of Layered Technologies’ offerings, from traditional hosting packages to true Grid-cluster computing solutions (which are simple to use and easy to scale as business demands grow) are eligible for commissions under the new program.

Layered Technologies’ Affiliate Program provides partners with a significant earning opportunity. When an affiliate partner refers a new customer via a Web link, they will receive a one-time 30% commission based on the new customer’s monthly recurring revenue. With Layered Technologies’ grid solutions routinely costing $4,000 or more, affiliates have the ability to earn in excess of $1,200 per order with no cap on earnings. 

Unlike competing programs, Layered Technologies offers full sales support for its Affiliate Program, including Live Chat and Phone-based support with a professional sales staff.  All back-end tracking and management technology is provided by, a leading affiliate management solution. 

“Our Affiliate Program is designed to reward clients for their valued referrals, as well as to welcome new partners who wish to ensure Web visitors will be treated professionally by the most capable hosting provider in the industry,” said John Pozadzides, CMO of Layered Technologies.  “We believe the combination of commissions and close sales support offers earning opportunities greater than any other program in the industry.” 

Registration for Layered Technologies’ Affiliate Program is simple. Affiliates can register at: by selecting the “Join NOW” link.  Affiliates will be directed through a simple 5 step sign – up process that will enable affiliates to begin earning commission payments from their Web site within minutes.  The company has also pledged to work with partners to produce customized affiliate banners that blend effectively into a variety of Web sites. 

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Layered Tech Appoints John Pozadzides as CMO

John Pozadzides, Layered Technologies, Chief Marketing OfficeLeading worldwide provider of “on demand” IT infrastructure continues rapid growth 

Plano, TX (February 18, 2008)Layered Technologies, a leading worldwide provider of “on demand” IT infrastructure, continues its rapid growth by announcing the appointment of John Pozadzides as Chief Marketing Officer.  Pozadzides will be responsible for leading Layered Technologies’ branding, as well as driving the company’s sales and product marketing initiatives.  He will oversee all enterprise and partner marketing initiatives, from product planning and positioning, to the execution of customer acquisition and retention strategies.  Pozadzides will report to President and COO Todd Abrams. 

“John brings a wealth of experience and a customer-centric attitude that make him a strategic asset for Layered Technologies,” said Abrams. “He has a proven track record of building successful sales organizations, as well as a deep understanding of the hosting marketplace.  In addition to his expertise and leadership in the IP services arena, John has a well documented background of innovation and integrity, having founded, the leading Web authoring reference site; and later building a loyal following with his personal site“ 

Pozadzides, 37, is a sales and marketing professional with over a decade of experience within the IP and applications hosting industry.  Prior to joining Layered Technologies, he served as Vice President of SAVVIS Communications in Herndon, VA and was responsible for the company’s sales and customer service staff.  Before SAVVIS, John held positions as Director of North American Telesales and Director of Strategic Alliances for Cable & Wireless. He also held management positions at GTE Internet Solutions. 

“Layered Technologies has built a brand based on technology leadership, integrity and superior service,” said Pozadzides.  “I feel privileged to join the dedicated team members who have laid a fantastic foundation upon which to build our sales and marketing efforts.  Layered Technologies is poised to expand its leadership in the rapidly evolving Grid hosting marketplace and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to the company’s growth.” 

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Layered Tech Preps LT PACT 2008

Article by Justin Lee,

January 29, 2007 — (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Conferences and exhibitions play a significant role in the hosting industry, helping companies to broaden their market reach and potentially draw in new customers and partners.  But like some other areas of the industry, the market has become saturated with dozens of conferences and exhibitions being held each year, including giants like HostingCon and ISPCON, a challenge for the operators of smaller events. 

LT PACT 2008 Hosting EventFor two years, utility hosting services provider Layered Technologies has worked to distinguish LT PACT event as an important consideration among hosting related events.  Though it is held by a hosting company, LT PACT is not strictly self-serving, but is designed to benefit its attendees and the presenting companies within the context of the environment of Layered Tech’s customers and partners, says president and COO Todd Abrams.

“It’s not directly a sales objective for Layered Tech,” says Abrams. “It’s really about broadening the overall knowledge base of the people there, as well as experts of the industry that our clients and partners don’t really get to talk with.”

Returning to Las Vegas, Nevada’s Caesars Palace Resort from June 25 to 27, LT PACT 2008 will offer presentations from industry analysts, key industry players, Web hosts and other leaders, discussing issues that are pertinent to the industry.  The conference, now in its third year, will provide attendees with further industry insights, the ability to interact with new products in workshops and ways to boost their revenue with improved business practices.  Read on >>

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Announcing: FREE Server Contest Winner

Layered Tech Announces Winner of Monster Server Contest

“12 Days of Christmas in July” ends with contest winner

Plano, TX (August 28, 2007) – Layered Technologies, a leading provider of reliable, affordable, and scalable on-demand, self-managed utility hosting services, today announces the winner of their Monster Server Contest, part of their “12 Days of Christmas in July” program. Timothy Brown from Smithfield, VA has been chosen as the winner, among over 300 entries.

Brown submitted a video entitled “Yes, Nerds can Rap” that pleads to Santa on why he deserves to win the free server. Brown receives an AMD 2220 Opteron with 4GB RAM, 2 x 1000GB SATA Drives, 6000GB BW, 8IP, 100Mbps Port for 6 months from Layered Technologies.

“Timothy’s video was very creative and energetic,” said Michael Platner, CEO of Layered Technologies. “We are thrilled that we can reward Timothy for his efforts as part of our “12 Days of Christmas in July” initiative.”

With clients in over 120 countries, Layered Technologies’ custom technology solutions allow both large and small customers to rapidly deploy on-demand hosting and utility computing services, providing all the controls of colocation without the start up costs, capital investments, long term contracts and associated challenges. By partnering with Layered Technologies, companies are able to achieve ROI quickly via reduced capital investment, total cost of ownership (TCO), labor reduction, training, and floor space. Layered Technologies can have a company up and running in days versus months.

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