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

July 15, 2010

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.

True to its history of excellence, JDA continues to invest in innovation and growth to drive distinctive value for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and wholesale-distribution companies.  JDA recently acquired i2 Technologies and doubled its market for advanced planning and optimization solutions.  So yeah, JDA is kind of a big deal.  Scratch that, they are a VERY big deal.

That’s why everyone at Layered Tech is excited to add JDA to our roster of enterprise customers.  Layered Tech’s infrastructure, expertise and financial strength give us the tools to support customers of JDA’s size and complexity, as well as deliver on their unique set of requirements.  JDA has created a comprehensive Managed Services solution designed to accelerate the global adoption of their market-leading supply chain, merchandising and pricing solutions, and according to Hamish Brewer, JDA president and CEO, collaborating with Layered Tech is a key element to the rapidly emerging success of this strategy.

As its managed hosting provider, Layered Tech will work with JDA to consolidate three data centers and give the company the infrastructure it needs for future growth.  We are proud to work with a company of JDA’s caliber and contribute to its continued growth and success.  Like JDA, delivering superior solutions to support customers’ business goals is at the heart of our business.  For JDA, a globally scalable cloud-computing platform means that it can offer customers extreme flexibility and dramatically lower costs of ownership to give customers added value.

Now that’s the kind of success where everybody wins!


Layered Tech Named to Inc. 5000

August 19, 2009

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.

We earned a spot in the top 12 percent because of our three-year growth rate of 441 percent.  We also are excited to rank No. 22 on the DFW list and No. 81 on the IT services industry list.  We’ve evolved from an emerging dedicated hosting company to a recognized Web hosting provider whose scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and a wide array of Internet-enabled applications.  While we measure our success by serving our customers’ evolving needs, this recognition is a testament to our strong market position.  Our Inc. 5000 company profile is available here.

Inc. shared some other interesting facts:

  • Texas had the second highest number of Inc. 5000 companies with 393; California led the list with 612 companies.
  • IT Service companies dominated this year’s list with 658 making the cut.
  • Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent.
  • The Inc. 5000 are responsible for creating more than 1 million jobs since their founding, making the list one of the best examples of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at

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

July 29, 2009

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.

North Texas is one of the nation’s technology epicenters, and Layered Tech was listed among powerhouses such as AT&T and emerging leaders like MetroPCS.  As our CEO Jack Finlayson commented in our July 29 news release, “Layered Tech is pleased to be mentioned alongside other DFW-area technology providers and to be recognized for the technology innovation and growth that our team has worked so hard to achieve.”

The Tech Titans Fast Tech listing recognizes technology companies that have experienced significant revenue growth from 2004 to 2008.  This year, 63 nominations were received, and Layered Tech met the requirements along with 37 other finalists.  Our double-digit growth rate is driven by our ability to meet customers’ needs by continually evolving, enhancing and broadening our solution sets with an emphasis on automated solutions that create operational and cost efficiencies for our customers and Layered Tech.

While we measure our performance by contributing to our customers’ success, industry recognition like the Tech Titans Fast Tech Award reflects our strong market position.  As a winner in the five-year growth category, we are eligible for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, which recognizes the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in the U.S. and Canada.

In addition to financial growth, to qualify for the ranking, companies must own proprietary technology such as our automated Astro solution that dramatically accelerates the availability and provisioning of servers for customers and channel partners alike.

The ranking of the 2009 five-year and one-year lists will be announced at the annual Tech Titans/Fast Tech Awards Gala Event on Aug. 28, 2009 at the Renaissance Hotel Dallas-Richardson in Richardson, Texas.  More information about the event is available at

Todd Abrams – Web Hosting with Performance and Trust

July 24, 2009

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, 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

July 14, 2009

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.

According to the Gartner report, “The Web hosting market is evolving rapidly and converging with cloud system infrastructure services, creating new opportunities for cost savings and business agility.”  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.

As our CEO Jack Finlayson indicated in our July 14 news release, “There are hundreds of hosting companies, so Layered Tech is particularly pleased to be named to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant because we believe that industry recognition like this validates the strategies we have been implementing during the past year.  Layered Tech is committed to delivering a broad range of managed solutions to our customers.  As a technology innovator, we continue to enhance our solution set while broadening our roadmap to include automated solutions that support our customers’ evolving needs.”

During the past year, Layered Tech has introduced a number of offerings, including the launch of Astro (our proprietary platform for rapid server deployment), the deployment of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 to Astro which broadens our existing portfolio of Linux and Unix operating systems, the expansion of Astro offerings to include Virtual Firewall Solutions from Fortinet, and the expansion of our DEFCON managed services to include virtual machines.

We are thrilled about this news and hope you all share not only our enthusiasm, but also our dedication to continuously providing valuable managed and hosting solutions and services to a wide variety of customers worldwide.  More information is available at

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009, by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission.  The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period.  It depicts Gartner’s analysis on how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.  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 “Leaders” quadrant.  The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action.  Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.