Plano, Texas – (The Hosting News) – April 9, 2008 – On demand IT infrastructure provider, Layered Technologies, and grid computing technology and utility computing services for web applications, 3Tera, Inc., will support the Woopra 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.
Elie Khoury, CIO of Woopra noted, ”We are extremely pleased that Layered Technologies has stepped up to pledge the infrastructure necessary for us to meet the growing demand for 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 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.
Todd Abrams, COO and President of Layered Technologies commented, ”We are excited about the launch of Woopra and the fact that we will be hosting it on The Grid. 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.
Peter Nickolov, President and CTO of 3Tera remarked, ”The instant growth of Woopra is a perfect example of how grid solutions provide new capabilities for growth. 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.
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.
For more information on 3Tera, please visit: www.3tera.com.
To learn more about Woopra, please visit: www.woopra.com.
For more information about Layered Technologies, please visit: www.layeredtech.com.