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Andrew Schroepfer to Keynote at LT PACT 2008

Andrew Schroepfer, Hosting Visionary and Founder of Tier 1 Research, to Present Closing Keynote at LT PACT 2008

Layered Technologies’ Annual Hosting Conference in Las Vegas Features Industry Experts Discussing Future of the Hosting Industry

 

Plano, TX [June 20, 2008] - Layered Technologies, a leading worldwide provider of “on-demand” IT infrastructure, announces today the keynote speaker for the closing day of LT PACT 2008 conference at Caesars Palace Resort in Las Vegas, NV, from June 25-27. Andy Schroepfer, a hosting visionary and founder of Tier 1 Research, will deliver his keynote address, Transformation Realities in the Hosting Industry, on Friday, June 27, at 8:30 a.m.

 

Industry analysts, key industry players, hosting companies and other leaders in the hosting environment will speak about the most current information in the industry. This three-day conference will provide opportunities for attendees to learn industry insights, interact with the latest products in workshops, and increase revenue with improved business practices.

 

“We’re excited and honored to have Andy back again this year at LT PACT to deliver the keynote on our second day of  the event,” said Todd Abrams, President and COO of Layered Technologies. “He will provide highlights on recently released data regarding the transformation occurring in the hosting industry.”

 

Mr. Schroepfer founded Tier 1 Research in August of 2000 after four years on Wall Street. Earlier, he became vice president and senior equity analyst with Goldman Sachs covering the Internet infrastructure services sector. At Goldman Sachs, Mr. Schroepfer’s coverage included such firms as Digex (now part of Verizon), Exodus (now part of Savvis), Loudcloud (now part of HP) and WebEx (now part of Cisco).  Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Schroepfer was with U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray where he covered communication service providers as a vice president and senior equity analyst. Andrew is currently managing partner of Exponential Capital, a technology sector asset management firm.

 

The event will kick off on June 25 with a cocktail party featuring an open bar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On day two, sessions with speakers will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will extend until lunch at 11:45 a.m. Sessions will resume at 1 p.m. and will go until early to late evening. On June 27, the previous day’s schedule will repeat with the addition of a dinner banquet at 7 p.m. followed by the LT PACT 2008 Hold’em Poker Tournament at 8 p.m. Additional speakers for the third annual event include key players from WordPress, 3Tera, AMD, HP, Microsoft, SUN, Seagate, Parallels, R1Soft and more.

  

For additional information on LT PACT 2008 and to register online, please visit http://www.layeredtech.com/ltpact/.

 

For additional information on Layered Technologies, please visit www.layeredtechnologies.com.

Layered Tech Launches Managed Services

Layered Tech Launches DEFCON Server Management

Initial phase of dedicated management services offering is now available to a select group of current customers

Plano, TX (June 10, 2008)- Layered Technologies, a leading worldwide provider of “on demand” IT infrastructure, announces today DEFCON Management Services, a dedicated management services offering. DEFCON Management Services provides a tiered class of management services specific to dedicated server needs. This exclusive service allows the distinct classification of service level that provides server monitoring, security, server software updates, and advanced support. Integration efforts as a result of the recent acquisition of FastServers.Net by Layered Technologies are now enabling Layered Technologies to provide their current customers with the ability to utilize the server management expertise of FastServers.Net.

“One of the largest opportunities we saw in our acquisition of FastServers.Net was the ability to rapidly offer DEFCON Management Services to our current customers,” said Jack Finlayson, Chief Executive Officer of Layered Technologies. “We have worked together efficiently to make this offering available. We are very pleased to be able to leverage the knowledge and expertise of FastServers.Net and pass that onto our customers for their benefit and value.”

In this first phase of deployment, current Layered Technologies customers are able to apply and purchase managed services. As part of a select group that will be supported by trained server engineers, these customers will have the ability to receive support, security, monitoring, and server upgrades from a team of highly – skilled server support engineers.

DEFCON Management Services solves several problems that can be associated with operations of a dedicated server, including a single source for server administration, service level based support, 24×7 monitoring and recovery, patch management, and live 24×7 telephone support.

“For the past 10 years, DEFCON Management Services have been an integral part of customer satisfaction and organizational efforts with all departments,” said Aaron Phillips, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, FastServers.Net. “The extension of these services to a larger customer base will allow a scalable managed infrastructure that provides managed support to over 6,000 clients of Layered Technologies.”

Layered Technologies customers that are interested in DEFCON Management Services can apply online at http://www.layeredtech.com/services/defcon-apply/ . This initial phase will be available to a segment of customers that meet specific criteria. A specialized Quality Assurance Team will carefully deploy the services.

Todd Abrams, Layered Technologies“As one of our most significant service rollouts, our entire company is well prepared for this initial phase,” said Todd Abrams, Chief Operating Officer and President of Layered Technologies. “This ensures that execution and resources are available for a full and complete customer deployment in the coming months.”

For additional information on Layered Technologies, please visit www.layeredtechnologies.com.

For additional information on FastServers, please visit www.fastservers.net.

NeXplore Transitions Newly Acquired ClickCaster to Grid Server from Layered Tech

Yahoo! Finance
NeXplore Leverages the Grid Layer from Layered Tech for Fast Integration, Speedy Launch and Instant Scalability

FRISCO, TX–Jun 5, 2008 — NeXplore Corp. today announced the successful transitioning of the recently acquired ClickCaster.com website to the NeXplore Grid Server. Powered by The Grid Layer hosting solution from Layered Technologies, in combination with 3Tera Inc.’s virtualization software AppLogic, the NeXplore Grid Server is the company’s Virtual Private Data Center for efficiently and cost-effectively operating and managing NeXplore’s growing portfolio of Web 2.0 products and destinations.
    
The rapid transitioning to the NeXplore Grid Server of ClickCaster.com enables NeXplore to quickly monetize and scale this popular website that provides tools for fast-and-easy audio and video podcast creation, publishing and management. Upon acquisition by NeXplore, ClickCaster.com had approximately 245,000 unique users, a number NeXplore plans to significantly grow by the end of 2008.

NeXplore currently utilizes the NeXplore Grid Server to host and manage NeXplore Search, the company’s recently launched Web 2.0 search engine optimized for a superior end-user experience, rich-media display and social network integration. NeXplore is working to integrate ClickCaster.com podcasting capability into NeXplore Search.

“The quickness, low cost and relative ease with which we were able to transition ClickCaster.com to the NeXplore Grid Server validates our decision to utilize this cutting edge hosting and application management system,” said Dion Hinchcliffe, chief technology officer for NeXplore Corporation. “The pace of innovation today is blistering. Web companies hobbled by the cost and complexity associated with traditional infrastructure — datacenter co-location, private racks and managed hosting services, etc. — are destined for extinction. The road to success in today’s dynamic Web 2.0 world — the path that NeXplore is forging — is paved with glitch-free performance, speed-to-market and instant, on-demand scalability.”  Read more at Yahoo Finance >>

For more information about NeXplore, visit www.nexplorecorporation.com >>

For more information about Layered Technologies, visit www.layeredtech.com >>

For more information about the Grid Layer, visit www.thegridlayer.com >>

               

Layered TECH Hosts Eloqua Dallas User Group

Layered Technologies recently hosted the inaugural Dallas Eloqua User Group meeting co-sponsored by Eloqua, Astadia and Layered Tech.  This forum was created by Eloqua users for Eloqua users and provides a great opportunity to network with marketing peers, share best practices, and learn some interesting ways colleagues are using Eloqua.  Additional meetings will be scheduled on a quarterly basis, with topics being suggested by group members.  For more information on upcoming events contact karens@layeredtechnologies.com >>

Eloqua Dallas User Group at Layered Technologies

 

 

Layered Technologies Raises the Bar With New Hosting Packages

New HP Servers include Quad–Core AMD Opteron™ and Intel® Xeon® processors, and accommodate up to 12 hard drives per chassis 

Layered Tech\'s HP Proliant Product OfferingPlano, TX (May 12, 2008)- Layered Technologies, a leading worldwide provider of “on demand” IT infrastructure, announces today immediate availability of a new range of servers to meet the needs of the enterprise market.  The packages include brand new HP servers configured with ultra-fast Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ or Intel® Xeon® CPU’s, along with the ability to hold up to 12 hot swappable hard drives.  These new packages represent a huge increase in the ‘price-for-performance’ value equation for clients seeking highly expandable, leading edge computing platforms.

             

New server packages include the latest HP chassis, newly released AMD Barcelona and Intel Harpertown / Clovertown processors, a minimum of 4GB of RAM, and 500 GB or larger hard drives.  Each chassis can currently accommodate up to 12TB of storage and 32GB of RAM.

“Layered Technologies has a history of leading the market in next–generation technology and we’ll continue to seek ways to maximize performance, optimize virtualization, increase levels of utilization and enable greater energy efficiency,” said Todd Abrams, President & COO of Layered Technologies. “These new name-brand server offerings are unrivaled and give our customers greater choices and unbeatable value.”

With clients in more than 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 collocation 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.  For more info on Layered TECH, please visit www.layeredtechnologies.com

 

 

More: Managed Services * LT PACT 2008 Hosting Conference *  DynaVol Storage (Compare to Amazon S3) * TRUE Grid Computing

            

 

 

GRID Technology : LT Interview @ Web 2.0

John P InterviewLayered Technologies‘ CMO John Pozadzides recently visited the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and took some time out to speak with Michael Scherotter from Microsoft about LT’s GRID computing technology.

“GRID computing is a system whereby many computers are assembled together to create one large computing system with vast amounts of processor power, RAM, and storage.” states John Pozadzides. 

Check out the video below and learn more about Layered Tech’s “The Grid Layer” and you’ll see why it’s so cool!

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Layered Technologies Offers FREE Registration to LT PACT 2008

LT PACT Vegas                  

Layered Technologies, a leading provider of on-demand IT infrastructure, announces today that there is NO COST for Registration to LT PACT 2008. The Third Annual LT PACT 2008 conference will take place at Caesars Palace Resort in Las Vegas, NV from June 25-27. Industry analysts, key industry players, hosting companies and other leaders in the hosting environment will speak about the most current information in the industry.

          

This three day conference will provide opportunities for attendees to learn industry insights, interact with the latest products in workshops, increase revenue with improved business practices and also participate in the Texas Hold’ em Tournament with $5,000 in cash prizes and no entry fee.  Keynote Speakers include: Forrester Research, Principal Analyst of IT Infrastructure & Operations, James Staten and Tier 1 Research, Founder & Hosting Visionary, Andy Schroepfer.

 

“We know attendees will gain tremendous insight by taking part in LT PACT 2008,” said Todd Abrams, President & COO of Layered Technologies. “Both end users and hosting partners will find the sessions and workshops highly valuable, taking away key industry insights, best practices and product knowledge.  Plus, it’s a great opportunity to network both with industry leaders and the LT team.”

 

The event will kick off on June 25th with a cocktail party featuring an open bar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On day two, sessions with speakers will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will extend until lunch at 11:45 a.m. Sessions will resume at 1 p.m. and will go until early to late evening. On June 27th, the previous day’s schedule will repeat with the addition of a dinner banquet at 7 p.m. followed by the LT PACT 2008 Hold’em Poker Tournament at 8 p.m. with Master of Ceremonies Robert W. Thompson II from NBC’s BravoTV Celebrity Poker Showdown.

 

For more information visit http://www.ltpact.com >>

             

LT PACT 2008 Keynote: (Forrester Research / Grid Computing)

          

James Staten, Leading IT Infrastructure Analyst, to Keynote LT PACT 2008
        
Layered Technologies’ Annual Hosting Conference in Las Vegas Features Industry Experts to Discuss Future of the Hosting Industry

                 

Plano, TX (May 07, 2008)- Layered Technologies, a leading worldwide provider of “on demand” IT infrastructure, announces today the opening day keynote speaker for the third annual LT PACT 2008 conference at Caesars Palace Resort in Las Vegas, NV from June 25-27. James Staten, Forrester Research Principal Analyst IT Infrastructure & Operations, will deliver his keynote address, Cloud / Grid Computing: A Classic Disruptive Technology on Thursday, June 26 at 8:40 a.m.

 

Industry analysts, key industry players, hosting companies and other leaders in the hosting environment will speak about the most current information in the industry. This three day conference will provide opportunities for attendees to learn industry insights, interact with the latest products in workshops, increase revenue with improved business practices and also participate in the Texas Hold’ em Tournament with $5,000 in cash prizes and no entry fee.

 

“We’re excited and honored to have James deliver the opening day keynote for LT PACT this year,” said Todd Abrams, President & COO of Layered Technologies. “James is an expert in cloud computing and his presentation has mass appeal to our customers, partners and attendees at this year’s event.”

 

Staten serves IT Infrastructure & Operations professionals. He is a leading expert on x86 servers and server infrastructure, data center futures, and application-specific infrastructure deployment trends and technologies. Staten has eight years of experience in product marketing and strategy positions for infrastructure providers, including Sun Microsystems and Azul Systems, plus four years of analyst experience and a background in high-tech journalism. Staten holds a master’s degree from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas.

 

Robert ThompsonThe event will kick off on June 25 with a cocktail party featuring an open bar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On day two, sessions with speakers will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will extend until lunch at 11:45 a.m. Sessions will resume at 1 p.m. and will go until early to late evening. On June 27, the previous day’s schedule will repeat with the addition of a dinner banquet at 7 p.m. followed by the LT PACT 2008 Hold’em Poker Tournament at 8 p.m.

 

 

A full event pass for attendees is $99 For anyone planning to only attend the social events, that cost is $75. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or would like more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Eric Hubbard at eric.hubbard@layeredtechnologies.com.

         

For additional information on Layered Technologies, please visit www.layeredtechnologies.com.

    

For additional information on LT PACT 2008 and online registration, please visit http://www.layeredtech.com/ltpact/.

           

Layered Technologies Acquires FastServers.net

      

Newly combined assets include managed and unmanaged hosting, cloud computing, and virtualization technologies

                 

Plano, TX (April 14, 2008)   Layered Technologies, Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of “on demand” IT infrastructure today announced the acquisition of FastServers.net, a leading Chicago – based managed hosting company.  Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

             

The acquisition will combine the expertise of FastServers.net in managed dedicated hosting with Layered Technologies’ leading Grid and unmanaged offerings.  The combination of Layered Technologies and FastServers will offer a new range of superior services significantly benefiting customers.

“Thousands of clients rely on the exceptional service offerings of FastServers.net, and the combination of the two companies will expand the range of offerings and provide additional scale for client growth,” said Jack Finlayson, Chief Executive Officer of Layered Technologies.  “We look forward to bringing these two exceptionally talented teams together to service our customers and meet the demands of the high growth hosting industry.”

“With Layered Technologies and FastServers.net working together, business owners will view their managed service provider as a valued, long-term partner that helps manage IT infrastructure,” said Ian Andrusyk, President and CEO of FastServers.Net.   

Layered Technologies will begin immediate integration of the two companies’ operations, product development, distribution and customer support organizations to ensure a smooth transition and immediate value for customers, employees and partners.  Combined, the company will serve over 6,000 clients. 

 

Layered Technologies and 3Tera to Provide 100 Grid-Servers to Woopra

Rapid Growth of Real-Time Web Analytics Service Powered by Cloud Computing Platform

Woopra > Real-Time Web Analytics ServicePlano, TX | April 2, 2008:  Layered Technologies, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of “on demand” IT infrastructure, and 3Tera, Inc., the leading innovator of grid computing technology and utility computing services for Web applications, today announce support for Woopra, the real-time Web analytics platform. The companies will provide 100 grid-based servers in order to assist Woopra as it experiences a huge market demand prior to official launch.

“We are extremely pleased that Layered Technologies has stepped up to pledge the infrastructure necessary for us to meet the growing demand for Woopra,” said Elie Khoury, CIO of Woopra. “We are also grateful for all of the public feedback and support we have been given in the past 48 hours. We vow to work as quickly as possible to make Woopra available to as many as 100,000 Web sites within the next few weeks.”

Woopra provides real-time stats delivered via a revolutionary client-server application, and includes unique features such as the ability to identify and chat real time with visitors to the monitored site. The beta version of Woopra was quietly unveiled to a select audience of 200 at WordCamp Dallas, but news rapidly spread to over 2 million as buzz began to grow.

“We are excited about the launch of Woopra and the fact that we will be hosting it on The Grid,” said Todd Abrams, COO and President of Layered Technologies. “With such high demand, we are working closely with Woopra to ensure that all of Layered Technologies’ clients can gain access to the application as quickly as possible.”

With more than 12,000 servers and nearly a decade of experience, Layered Technologies has developed an expertise in data center operations. Using 3Tera’s award-winning AppLogic OS, Layered Technologies is able to provide grid computing solutions by harnessing the power of their data centers and making it available on-demand – processing power, bandwidth, and storage capacity. 3Tera’s AppLogic Grid OS allows a customer to package their entire application into a single self-contained logical entity. The packaged system can be scaled from a fraction of a CPU to hundreds of machines without any code modification.

“The instant growth of Woopra is a perfect example of how grid solutions provide new capabilities for growth,” said Peter Nickolov, President and CTO of 3Tera. “Scaling an online application, such as Woopra, can be enormously challenging. Being able to quickly deploy and operate on a highly available and scalable utility computing platform offers a unique business solution. Partnering with Layered Technologies has allowed us to deliver true utility computing solutions and help hundreds of companies scale their application with the growing demand.”

3Tera’s AppLogic grid operating system is the first commercial platform designed specifically to enable true utility computing. The system converts commodity servers into scalable grids on which users can visually deploy, operate and scale transactional Web applications without any modification of code. With the ability to run on any grid anywhere in the world, the disposable infrastructure technology found in the heart of the AppLogic system packages applications with the definition of the infrastructure required to run them into self-contained and portable entities. As a result, applications become completely separated from the hardware infrastructure traditionally needed to run them, allowing users to remotely manage their applications through a Web browser and provision resources as needed.

For more information on Layered Technologies, please visit www.layeredtechnologies.com.  For more information on 3Tera, please visit www.3tera.com.  For more information on Woopra, please visit www.woopra.com.