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.
Layered Tech is excited to share that it has been named to the 2009 Tech Titans Fast Tech Five Year Listing by the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), the largest technology trade organization in Texas. The Tech Titans Fast Tech Award annually recognizes the fastest-growing technology companies in the DFW Metroplex, based on percentage of revenue growth during five-year or one-year periods.
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 Tom Eagle
Last week, we learned of some very exciting news from the industry analyst front – Layered Tech was one of 16 companies named in the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Hosted Cloud System Infrastructure Services (On Demand)” published July 2, 2009, and written by Gartner analysts Lydia Leong and Ted Chamberlin.
Layered Tech customers can select from a full range of Windows- and Linux-based servers to best fit their business needs. Find out more
By Tom Eagle
Layered Tech announced today that Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is now available for rapid server deployments via Astro, our proprietary automated Web hosting platform. With this addition, we offer a full range of operating systems, including high-performance and secure Linux and Unix systems, with servers that can be provisioned almost instantaneously.
The office of Vivek Kundra, President Obama’s new federal CIO, has requested Layered Tech to participate in a summit on cloud computing. Along with a handful of other high-tech firms, Layered Tech will be in a roundtable discussion on the federal government’s potential adoption of cloud computing technologies. The meeting is slated for May 6.
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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2009 is finally upon us! And were we ever busy in 2008 here at Layered Tech: millions of dollars invested in upgrading our ERP infrastructure, to thousands of hours spent developing some amazing new customer support tools. And now in 2009, we’re beginning to roll out these exciting new initiatives, starting with our overhauled customer portal, Encompass.
ENCOMPASS has been our account management portal for over 3 years. Minor updates have been made during this time; however, only until NOW (with significant investments made) are we able to “blow it out” and take it to the next level.
WELCOME to our first major update which provides:
- Fully redesigned dashboard for easy navigation
- Newly enhanced features and functionality
- Seamless integration to front-end systems
- Updated user interface for improved usability
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Our new Encompass, which will be in beta for 30 days and run in conjunction with our old system, is a fully functioning cousin of our previous account management portal – only much, much better. Plus, in the coming weeks, it will get even more features and functionality including:
- Completely customizable dashboard
- Full integration of new support ticketing system
- Ability to upgrade servers and services directly via Encompass
- Improved help guides and support documentation
- Option to access Encompass via our iPhone account center using just your iPhone or iPod Touch.
All this and more, scheduled for completion in Q1 of 2009.
With that said, we hope you will take the time to explore this new tool in the coming days. Just visit https://beta-encompass.layeredtech.com (log-in using usual username & password) to check it out. And please, let us know what you think!
Note: For the next 30 days, our old support ticketing system will only be available via the old version of Encompass. Once the Encompass BETA 30-Day Launch is complete, all will be rolled over to our new system.