Let’s kick off the New Year by sharing some industry insight about expected IT trends and the initiatives most likely to dominate IT budgets in 2010, according to Enterprise Systems Journal. Their first newsletter of 2010 says businesses will increasingly adopt cloud computing and virtualization as viable and cost-effective infrastructure strategies. It also weighs public vs. private clouds and discusses which meets business needs best. And along with new technologies and strategies comes the need to adjust security practices to keep mission-critical data secure, while managing applications to meet end-user’s performance standards.
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Layered Tech’s facility investments expand our global presence and increase connectivity
Recently, we expanded our data center portfolio while significantly increasing our footprint and Internap connectivity at our core facilities. These investments further strengthen our ability to provide flexible solutions and highly reliable managed hosting services that meet even the most complex enterprise customer requirements.
We are pleased to announce that Layered Tech ranked No. 622 on the 2009 Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine.
Inc. magazine ranked companies according to percentage of revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent as of Dec. 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million.
Performance and trust are critical issues for every customer, and at Layered Tech, we take these very seriously whenever we launch new services and solutions. Our customers expect immediate value from Layered Tech, and it’s in our DNA to deliver.
Layered Tech’s president Todd Abrams goes in-depth about our rapid deployment platform, Astro, in an interview with Cliff Boodoosingh at TopHosts.com, which posted today on the media outlet’s Web site. Check out the Q&A interview here.
Our customers look to us to deliver a knowledgeable balance of responsible innovation and rock-solid Web hosting reliability. With the cloud computing and virtualization revolution well under way, Layered Tech is committed to supporting our customers as they transition and adopt these new innovative solutions. In the interview, Todd describes how we listen to our customers and incorporate their feedback and needs into the next evolution of our offerings so they can reduce costs while freeing up internal resources to focus on their core business.
It all comes down to performance and trust, and at Layered Tech, we continue to deliver that and more to our customers every day.
By Sam Bowley
A colocation facility is a type of communal datacenter. Many businesses keep their own server and network infrastructure there, pooling their resources for better telecommunications with decreased costs.
How do you know if colocation is right for your business? Consider these factors:
Now Showing! Layered Tech TV, with host John Pozadzides, goes out to Las Vegas to tour the Parallels Expo. Check out these great clips – providing special offers, education and “pure entertainment”.
Layered Tech TV – Episode 3 : Parallels Expo (Part 1 )
Layered Tech TV – Episode 4 : Parallels Expo (Part 2)
Did you make it to the show? If yes, share your insights with us.
Check out this “sneak peak” tour of Layered Tech’s Data Center, hosted by Cali Lewis from Geekbrief.TV
It isn’t typical that someone is allowed to bring a camera into a secure data center. But for Cali Lewis of GeekBrief.TV, John P., the CMO at Layered Tech either broke some rules or pulled some strings – so they could take a tour and bring you along via video. The part that couldn’t be shown was the layers and layers of security they had to go through to get to the server rooms. View Video >>
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WELCOME to Layered Tech’s 2nd Episode of LT-TV… “technology edification for the masses”. This episode covers Server Security… and we all know there’s a lot to learn about keeping our computers and data safe. (NO, don’t use your last name or birthday as your password.) Check it out TODAY! >>
[Article] Layered Tech deploys Astro automation platform; drives bottom line and up-market strategy
Philbert Shih, January 15, 2009
“Tier1 Research is a strong believer in the importance of automating operations… But what Layered Tech has done speaks to the importance of taking automation to the next level.” Read more >>
[ Announcement ] Layered Tech Launches Automated Web Hosting Infrastructure To Streamline Server Selection and Provisioning Learn more >>
On average, a customer can now point, click and deploy servers within 30 minutes of payment confirmation.
Layered Tech today launched a fully automated Web hosting platform that dramatically accelerates the availability and provisioning of servers for customers and partners alike.
As a result of the company’s tremendous business growth and heavy investments in R&D, this ground-breaking system will transform back-end processes to speed server deployment in a manner unprecedented in the industry today.
“Developing this completely automated system was a companywide commitment involving significant financial investment and a year of constant effort from our very talented development team,” said Layered Tech CEO Jack Finlayson. “Layered Tech has focused on making the right investments at the right time, and this effort fits within that strategy.”
The custom-built platform, nicknamed “Astro,” provides nearly instantaneous server provisioning combined with fully automated configuration, pricing, customer notifications, and billing. Once a server is racked and powered, Astro automatically evaluates the equipment and populates the Layered Tech inventory, making the server immediately available for deployment. It also gives customers the option of easily bundling DEFCON Managed Services and other add-ons.
“Our newly revamped system is truly one of a kind. First we successfully integrated several disparate back-end systems into a single unified platform – something that truly differentiates us in the industry. Then we fully automated it,” said John Pozadzides, Layered Tech’s CMO. “As we fully enable all of the servers throughout our network, our clients will reap the benefits of the world’s most advanced hosting infrastructure.”
Starting in February, Astro will also completely integrate with Layered Tech’s newly updated centralized client management portal, Encompass. Check out the illustration below for a high-level view of this near-real-time server deployment process. It truly is amazing intelligence!
Customers can now buy “Rapid Deployment” servers directly through Layered Tech’s Web site PLUS, a new open API (coming soon!), created by Layered Tech, will allow partners to display inventory and coordinate sales in real-time from their own Web sites.
For more information and/or for partner inquiries contact 1-866-LT-Hosting (584-6784) or email@example.com
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