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Should You Care About Application Performance Management?

Every customer running revenue-critical business applications should consider adding application performance monitoring and management.  For this reason, we have taken our experience deploying application performance monitoring tools for our customers and released a standard managed solution.  Our new Application Performance Management (APM) service, powered by AppDynamics, offers a “managed with” model in which we integrate APM with our customers’ managed hosting and cloud service. We handle the deployment, configuration, monitoring and assist clients with utilizing the APM solution.

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Layered Tech Commitment to Privacy Continues with Safe Harbor Recertification

With the prevalence of cybercrime, governments have enacted laws; organizations have established standards; and companies such as Layered Tech have implemented considerable administrative, technical, and physical controls on information security to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.

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Take the Plunge Into the Cloud

Plunge into the cloud with Layered Tech cloud hosting and cloud servicesI have spent the last 12 years working in sales in the hosting industry, and I must say that the last 4+ have been the most interesting with the emergence of cloud hosting in the market. I spend my days working with current and future cloud users, and from what I have gathered over the past few years, new cloud adopters usually have three major concerns when it comes to hosting their applications in the cloud:
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Up and to the Right: Layered Tech advances in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner Research logoGartner recently published the 2013 edition of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting which included Layered Tech. Since our first inclusion in 2010, Layered Tech has significantly increased our ranking and position with respect to completeness of vision and ability to execute. We have consistently moved up and to the right.

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Blog Series: Reducing Risk with PCI-Compliant and Secure Community Clouds, Part III

By Jeff Reich, Chief Risk Officer, Layered Tech

In parts one and two of this blog series, we’ve examined how community clouds are viable environments for PCI compliance, and in this segment we will explore how security is instrumental in guarding against data breaches.

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Blog Series: Reducing Risk with PCI-Compliant and Secure Community Clouds, Part II

By Jeff Reich, Chief Risk Officer, Layered Tech

In the first installment of this series, we looked at the magnitude in which companies are experiencing security data breaches and how PCI compliance can help businesses overcome these issues.  In this installment, we’ll examine how community clouds are emerging as an alternative environment for companies looking to achieve PCI compliance and robust security while also reaping benefits including reduced overhead.

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Blog Series: Reducing Risk with PCI-Compliant and Secure Community Clouds

By Jeff Reich, Chief Risk Officer, Layered Tech

It seems almost daily a new report emerges detailing how a company suffered a data security breach, resulting in the release of sensitive data for hundreds of people.  To help guard against these attacks, companies can become PCI compliant, but it is not an easy goal to achieve and does not guarantee complete and total security.  As an alternative, community clouds provided through third-party resources like Layered Tech offer security options and a path to compliance without the cost and labor issues present with in-house systems.

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Brad Hokamp Interview with Light Reading

We were recently approached by Light Reading, one of the most widely read IT publications in the industry, to do an interview on Layered Tech’s approach to cloud computing services.  Naturally, we obliged, and our president, Brad Hokamp, sat down with Light Reading’s editor, Phil Harvey, to discuss the results our clients are achieving with our managed compliant cloud solutions:

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CA Announces AppLogic 3.0

This week CA Technologies announced Applogic 3.0. This comes after VMware announced vCloud Director 1.5 and Citrix acquired Cloud.com. This was an exciting month of events for the leading Cloud OS platforms. This is interesting to Layered Tech and our customers because this illustrates the rapid maturing of cloud platform technologies. It exemplifies that these technologies initially targeted to service providers like Layered Tech are also adopting many of the capabilities enterprises are looking for to build out private, hybrid and secure multi-tenant cloud environments.

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Meeting Compliance Standards – The New Horizon

As businesses and their customers increasingly process, store and share sensitive data online, there is a growing need for secure hosting services that meet data security compliance standards.  Layered Technologies recognizes this growing enterprise trend and is committed to evolving and improving our managed hosting services, which is why we have acquired GSI Hosting, a leading provider of compliance-oriented hosting services.  The acquisition is part of our accelerating growth within the enterprise managed services sector, and the combination of Layered Tech’s on-demand and cloud computing infrastructure with GSI’s compliance-oriented capabilities will create a market-leading managed services portfolio for customers across the globe.

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