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Layered Technologies Named 2009 InfoWorld 100 Award Winner

Web hosting company honored for developing platform that automates server provisioning

PLANO, Texas - Dec. 15, 2009 - Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech), a leading worldwide provider of on-demand IT infrastructure, has been named a 2009 InfoWorld 100 Award winner for its automated server provisioning platform, called "Astro," which delivers added operational efficiency and frees up staff to focus more time serving unique customer needs and developing new and advanced service offerings.  The Astro platform integrates back-end processes with customer-facing systems to deliver added flexibility to customers, while reducing the server provisioning process to approximately 30 minutes, down from the industry standard of 48 to 72 hours.

The InfoWorld 100 Awards annually recognize the 100 most innovative uses of IT initiatives to further business goals.  IDG's InfoWorld selects winners based on the technology's excellence and quality, as well as its ability to enhance the company's business strategies.  To qualify, IT projects had to be internal and completed during 2009.  AT&T, Cisco Systems and Dell were also included on InfoWorld's list this year. 

"Layered Tech is honored to be recognized alongside other top technology companies," said Layered Tech CEO Jack Finlayson.  "What began as an effort to automate and redefine processes led to the creation of this unique platform that rapidly accelerates the server provisioning process for customers and channel partners alike.  We've dramatically improved operations, and now our highly trained staff can devote more time to customer-focused, higher priority projects."

"This year's recipients of InfoWorld's highest honor are shining examples of IT projects undertaken by tech leaders committed to pushing their organizations forward," said Jason Snyder, features editor, InfoWorld. 

About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. 

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

About Layered Technologies
Layered Technologies is a leading global provider of managed dedicated hosting, on-demand virtualization/cloud computing and Web services.  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.  Layered Tech's scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications including e-commerce, software as a service (SaaS), content distribution and more.  Our 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 or call 1-866-584-6784. 

More Stories By Christina Baldwin

Christina Baldwin brings to Jetstream PR diverse communications experience with a special emphasis on high-tech, B2B, healthcare and hospitality communications. In her more than seven years of experience, Christina has managed a variety of public relations campaigns for clients including InnerWireless, MEDHOST, Harris Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, John Q. Hammons Hotels, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and ALTANA Pharma. Christina leads clients’ media and analyst relations programs and also directs tradeshow initiatives. She manages awareness-building activities for a number of clients, including InnerWireless, MEDHOST and Layered Technologies, all of which are now viewed as prominent players in their markets. Prior to joining Jetstream in 2004, Christina gained experience at Publicis Dialog in Dallas where she was a key member of the healthcare and travel/hospitality teams. Christina’s client service experience in a variety of disciplines has provided her the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of several industries. She has successfully built lasting relationships with key print and broadcast media, securing placements in The Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Business Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Times, the Associated Press, CNBC, CNN, and in most of the healthcare, travel/hospitality trades.

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