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Layered Tech Proudly Powers JDA Software Group, Inc: The Supply Chain Company®

When it comes to supply chain solutions, JDA Software Group, Inc. is no doubt the “Big Kahuna.”  More than 6,000 enterprises worldwide rely on JDA to optimize their supply chain and improve profitability.  In addition to its international presence, JDA’s solutions span numerous industries, including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail, grocery, travel, hospitality and media.

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Layered Tech Named to Inc. 5000

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.

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Layered Tech is named to the 2009 Tech Titans Fast Tech List, which ranks the fastest-growing technology companies in North Texas

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.

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Todd Abrams – Web Hosting with Performance and Trust

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.

Latest News: Layered Technologies Named to Leading Industry Analyst Firm’s Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Hosted Cloud System Infrastructure Services

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.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Now Available Through Layered Tech’s Astro Rapid Deployment Platform

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.

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Layered Tech Participating in Federal Summit

Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO

Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO

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.

Superior Storage & Backup (R1Soft's CDP) Now @ Layered Tech!

Layered Technologies implements Continuous Data Protection (CDP) from R1Soft for Superior Storage and Real-Time Backup

Customers gain more control over backups, increased data reliability, higher security and an affordable disaster recovery solution.  Find out more >>

r1softlogogif1Layered Tech today announced the addition of R1Soft Continuous Data Protection® (CDP) across its entire line of dedicated servers. With R1Soft’s advanced data backup and restoral solution, Layered Tech customers gain near-continuous disk-to-disk data protection and restoration with minimal server performance impact, even on busy servers.  Layered Tech selected R1Soft CDP because of its unique restoral capabilities, which range from restoring single files to full bare-metal restores.

“Protecting critical data is paramount for companies of all sizes, now more than ever, given the sophistication and volume of external threats today,” said Terrance Bush, CIO for Layered Tech. “By expanding our portfolio of services with the CDP solution from R1Soft, Layered Tech is providing enterprise customers with even more peace of mind so they can apply their full focus to managing their business.”

R1Soft CDP uses imaging technology that captures changed disk sectors. By tracking data changes at the disk sector level, backups take seconds to minutes to complete and can occur at anytime with minimal performance impact, even on busy servers. CDP operates with most Linux and Windows operating systems, as well as cPanel and Plesk control panels, and with its Web interface, customers have the option to manage their data backup schedules, define data retention periods and request bare-metal restores.  Learn more >>

“Data is regarded as mission-critical, yet we’ve found that a high percentage of companies don’t have data backup and disaster recovery strategies in place. By adding data backup and restoration capabilities into the services we offer, we can further support our customers’ needs, and we essentially give them a ‘one-stop shop’ to acquire the data services necessary to ensure business continuity,” said Layered Tech CMO John Pozadzides. “With R1Soft’s CDP solutions, Layered Tech customers can be assured their data has the highest integrity during all backups and restoration. No company can afford a loss of data, so we’re very excited to offer an affordable and flexible solution to prevent such situations.”

Layered Tech customers will recognize significant benefits with the addition of R1Soft’s CDP solutions:

Bare-metal restore – should a hard drive or system failure occur, a complete disk image can be restored on another server within minutes and without needing to install the O/S or backup application first;

Uptime – CDP only tracks and backups changed disk sectors instead of entire files, speeding backup time and preventing any reduction in server performance;

Choice – customers can choose from allocated backup storage amounts or a dedicated CDP server;

MySQL backups – restorations down to the individual database and table level are now possible; this allows maximum flexibility for MySQL database administrators and developers at an affordable price.

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Layered Tech Extends DEFCON Managed Services To Include Virtual Machines

Layered Tech recently announced that its virtualization investments and acquisition of FastServers.net have helped drive DEFCON managed services across its broad range of products, including virtual machines. This latest advance from Layered Tech now enables customers of its Grid Layer® virtual machines (VM) to experience the same highly developed services available to its dedicated server clients.

DEFCON Tiered Managed Services NOW on Layered Tech’s Virtual Machines

DEFCON managed services mitigate challenges commonly associated with the operations of hosted infrastructure, providing a single source for server administration, service-level based support, 24×7 monitoring and recovery, patch management, and security protection. In addition to The Grid Layer VM offering, DEFCON managed services are available with Layered Tech’s on-demand, dedicated server solutions based on CentOS, Red Hat, and Windows 2003.

Tiered DEFCON managed services provide customers the freedom to choose the level of service they want to manage their servers. From DEFCON 5 (for those customers who want to manage all aspects of their server applications) to DEFCON 1 (in which Layered Tech provides the full scope of server management and monitoring), companies can customize their server operations, easily and quickly scaling up or down as their organizations grow and as needs change.

Virtualization Can Significantly Reduce Costs

The benefits of transitioning to a hosted virtual machine environment are amplified for companies that traditionally buy multiple physical servers, because virtualization can significantly reduce costs associated with hardware, data centers and other network infrastructure. In addition to saving hard costs, customers also can reduce demands on internal IT personnel who no longer have to manage multiple physical servers and data centers.

“For years, Layered Tech has created flexible solutions that remove server costs and complexity so that customers can focus on their core business and leave server management to us. The extension of DEFCON managed services to our Grid Layer virtual machines is another powerful value-creating tool for our customers,” said Layered Tech Chief Marketing Officer John Pozadzides. “Our roots are as a hosting provider that works closely with customers, and we’re continuing to do that in the area of virtualization by giving our customers even greater choice when it comes to defining the amount of security, support, monitoring, and specialized software that is associated with their virtualization environment.”

DEFCON management services are available initially to existing Layered Tech customers – those who already are Grid Layer VM customers and those who wish to migrate from a dedicated server environment to a virtualization platform. The managed virtual machine offering includes an operating system such as CentOS and a control panel such as cPanel or Plesk; customers will have the option to buy management services for those control panels.

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Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V-based Virtual Private Machines Available at Layered Tech

Dedicated Hyper-V-based virtual machines now available from the leader in virtualization hosting

( PLANO, TX – July 30, 2008 ) – Layered Tech, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of on-demand IT infrastructure, announces the availability of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V-based virtual private machines. The announcement marks one of the first offerings of a hypervisor-based virtual private machine, allowing customers to take advantage of the control, efficiency and overall cost-effectiveness of server consolidation and virtualization. The release follows on the heels of Layered Tech’s recent launch of dedicated servers running Microsoft Windows 2008 and Hyper-V. Layered Tech made the announcement at HostingCon 2008, the premier conference and tradeshow for the hosted services industry.

The Microsoft Hyper-V platform allows Layered Tech to deliver a category-leading product that outperforms traditional VPS offerings generally available in the marketplace,” said Jack Finlayson, Chief Executive Officer, Layered Tech. “These are full virtual machines with complete control over everything, right down to the operating system. Customers now have a greater range of control than ever before, combined with a much higher degree of security and reliability.”

As a key feature of Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V allows virtualization of multiple operating systems, including Windows and Linux, all on the same server. The technology provides a scalable, reliable and highly available virtualization platform along with a single set of integrated management tools to manage both physical and virtual resources. Windows Hyper-V also offers large memory support and provides backup/restore, snapshotting and easy transition of virtual servers from one physical server to another.

The Hyper-V-based virtual private machines are delegated virtual instances from top-of-the-line servers, which are either IntelVT (IVT) or AMD-V-enabled processors for true virtualization. Windows Hyper-V allows both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux or Windows virtual machines to be created independent of the underlying operating system. Standalone applications such as Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint, for example, will now be able to run on one physical server, allowing users to consolidate multiple systems into a single environment without compromising control, security features or performance.

We are excited that Layered Tech is among the first hosting providers to bring dedicated Hyper-V-based virtual private servers to market,” said John Zanni, General Manager of Worldwide Hosting, Microsoft Corp. “Their offering, combined with the tremendous advantages of a hypervisor-based virtualization tool, will help extend the savings realized through server consolidation and deliver on the vision of true virtualization. In addition, Hyper-V will enable Layered Tech to continue to run a heterogeneous environment by running both Windows and Linux on the same server using a single management interface.”

Pricing for Hyper-V-based virtual private machines starts at $89.00 per month, and additional virtual machines are available on a pay-as-you-grow basis to support customers’ specific needs.

For additional information on Layered Tech, please visit http://www.layeredtech.com.

For additional information on the Hyper-V-based virtual private machine offering, please visit http://www.layeredtech.com/dedicated-servers/microsoft-hyper-v.php

For questions, please email: sales@layeredtech.com >>