Plano, Texas – (The Hosting News) – October 2, 2008 – Self-managed, dedicated server products and utility services firm, Layered Technologies, Inc., has recently completed network upgrades in order to handle the complex requirements of enterprise-class customers for traditional and virtualization platforms.
With an eye toward simultaneously positioning Layered Tech to effectively manage its rapid growth, the network investments include expanding its number of carriers so that customers have a superior blend of Internet pathways. Level 3 Communications, Global Crossing and Sprint give Layered Tech’s customers strong overseas access, while SAVVIS, Internap and Time Warner provide U.S. Internet access. Layered Tech also enhanced access between its data centers with 10-gigabit circuits, while hardware upgrades include new Cisco switches in VSS configuration. The upgrades and improvements have resulted in faster, more reliable access for Layered Tech customers.
Jack Finlayson, CEO of Layered Tech noted, ”Our rapidly expanding customer base is fueling Layered Tech’s network investments whose benefits are particularly attractive to enterprise customers looking for advanced virtualization technologies. The network upgrade has been a major initiative since our acquisition of FastServers.Net earlier this year. We will continue to evolve our network to meet our customers’ needs, but we already know that Layered Tech offers the services, capacity, security and redundancy that other data centers and dedicated hosting providers just can’t match.”
The value of Layered Tech’s upgraded network was recently showcased when an enterprise customer, which provides an open-source blog publishing application, wanted to expand its presence into a second Layered Tech data center. Layered Tech was able to deploy 150 servers for the customer in less than a week at its Chicago data center, which was best-suited to handle the significant increase because of its enterprise-grade security and redundancy.
From its upgraded data centers, Layered Tech can now offer its DEFCON managed services to customers of Layered Tech’s Grid Layer virtual machines; previously the DEFCON services, which mitigate challenges commonly associated with the operations of hosted infrastructure, were available only to dedicated-server clients.
In addition, Layered Tech’s growing international presence resulted in the company adding data centers in Tokyo and Amsterdam, providing overseas customers important local points of presence. This overseas expansion gives Layered Tech the global reach to address hosting requirements of the largest multinational companies.
Jeremy Suo-Anttila, CTO at Layered Tech explained, ”The network upgrades have solidified Layered Tech’s leadership position in both enterprise-class services and virtualization technologies. With our virtual private data centers, Layered Tech can provide customers with private switches, firewalls and load-balancing devices that aren’t available from most data centers or dedicated hosting providers. Layered Tech can build out the infrastructure required by enterprise-class customers, who have highly complex designs. We deliver the platform customers need, whether it’s dedicated servers or a virtual computing environment, and we wrap our flexible and customized managed services around those configurations. These capabilities are uncommon, and Layered Tech is proud to offer them.”
Layered Technologies, Inc. is a global provider of on-demand hosting, utility computing solutions and web services. By providing high quality technology, infrastructure and support we enable customers to forego capital expenses and save on operating costs while focusing on core business issues. Layered Technologies’ scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet enabled applications including e-Commerce, Software as a Service (”SaaS”), content distribution and more. Its clients range from leading-edge Web 2.0 startups, successful mid-sized enterprises and some the world’s largest consultancy and integration firms.
For more information about Layered Technologies, please visit: www.layeredtech.com.