Plano. Texas – (The Hosting News) – July 28, 2009 – Worldwide provider of on-demand IT infrastructure, Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech), has been named to the Gartner â€œMagic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Hosted Cloud System Infrastructure Services (On Demand)â€ published July 2, 2009, and written by Gartner analysts Lydia Leong and Ted Chamberlin.
Jack Finlayson, CEO of Layered Tech remarked, â€œThere are hundreds of hosting companies, so Layered Tech is particularly pleased to be named to Gartnerâ€™s Magic Quadrant because we believe that industry recognition like this validates the strategies we have been implementing during the past year.Â Layered Tech is committed to delivering a broad range of managed solutions to our customers.Â As a technology innovator, we continue to enhance our solution set while broadening our roadmap to include automated solutions that support our customersâ€™ evolving needs.â€
According to the Gartner report which evaluated 16 companies overall, â€œThe Web hosting market is evolving rapidly and converging with cloud system infrastructure services, creating new opportunities for cost savings and business agility.â€Â Gartner based its 2009 evaluation on five use cases for hosting: self-managed hosting, mainstream-managed hosting, highly complex managed hosting, global solutions portfolio, and enterprise applications hosting.
Layered Tech offerings introduced during the past year include:
- Launch of Astro, Layered Techâ€™s proprietary platform for rapid server deployment
- The deployment of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 to Astro for rapid server deployments broadening the existing portfolio which includes Linux and Unix operating systems
- Expanding Astro offerings to include Virtual Firewall Solutions from Fortinet
- Expansion of its DEFCON managed services to include virtual machines
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009, by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission.Â The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period.Â It depicts Gartnerâ€™s analysis on how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.Â Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the â€œLeadersâ€ quadrant.Â The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action.Â Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Layered Technologies is a global provider of managed dedicated hosting, on-demand virtualization/cloud computing and web services.Â By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables customers to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs while focusing on core business issues.Â Layered Techâ€™s scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications including e-commerce, software as a service (SaaS), content distribution and more.Â Our clients range from leading-edge Web 2.0 startups, successful mid-sized enterprises and some the worldâ€™s largest consultancy and integration firms.Â
For more information about Layered Technologies, please visit: www.LayeredTech.com.