Plano, Texas – (The Hosting News) – April 16, 2008 – The Chicago based managed hosting company, FastServers.net, will be acquired by on demand IT infrastructure provider, Layered Technologies. Financial transaction information of the deal was not released.
Jack Finlayson, Chief Executive Officer of Layered Technologies noted, ”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. 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.”
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.
Ian Andrusyk, President and CEO of FastServers.Net remarked, ”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.”
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 enables customers to forego capital expenses and save on operating costs while focusing on core business issues. Clients range from leading-edge Web 2.0 startups, successful mid-sized enterprises and some the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest consultancy and integration firms.
FastServers.Net features managed dedicated servers combined with exclusive DEFCON Management Services. FastServers.Net provides full server monitoring and recovery, patches and upgrades, advanced technical support, and enhanced security features. By partnering with leading vendors such as Microsoft, Red Hat, cPanel, Plesk, HELM, InterNAP, Urchin, and others, FastServers.Net’s goal is to deliver solutions for all organizations.
Based in Frisco Texas, Layered Technologies, Inc. is one of the five largest global providers of on-demand hosting and utility computing solutions, providing dedicated, partially managed server hosting solutions primarily for the small and medium-sized enterprise SME market. They provide customers with the highest quality technology, infrastructure and support services that enable them to operate servers at secure Tier III/IV data centers, while saving them the capital and operating costs typically associated with purchasing and maintaining their own servers at co-location facilities. Layered Technologies servers and associated network facilities are used by customers to host a variety of Internet-enabled applications, including content and e-commerce Web sites, software as a service (”SaaS”) offerings, online multiplayer games, shared Web site hosting services, and streaming multimedia content distribution and delivery, among other applications.
To learn more about FastServers, please visit: www.fastservers.net.
For more information about Layered Technologies, please visit: www.layeredtech.com.