Layered Technologies' GridLayer Chosen by Tuyu.com to Enable Next Generation Social Networking Portal

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The GridLayer Provides Grid and Utility Computing Solutions for Social Networking Portal, Tuyu.com.

Social Networking is the new way to do business online because the consumer does your marketing for you

Layered Technologies' on-demand "The GridLayer" hosting service including infrastructure, bandwidth, 24/7 support, and the 3Tera AppLogic Grid operating system has been selected by Tuyu.com to enable its new Social Networking platform.

"Social Networking is the new way to do business online because the consumer does your marketing for you," says Sam Heyer, co-founder of Tuyu.com. "Social Networking is one of the fastest growing areas of the Internet. With the added load of hosting multiple Social Networks under the Tuyu.com brand, the system will need to scale quickly and reliably when we go live later in the year."

Nick Temple, System Architect for Tuyu.com is enthusiastic about the decision.

"We needed a highly available, massively scaleable system that can grow as quickly as we do, without a heavy investment in infrastructure and technical resources," says Temple. "The GridLayer provides the clustering solution that we needed. It is a fraction of the initial cost of owning our own infrastructure using other solutions."

"The GridLayer creates a dynamic and resilient IT infrastructure for operations that scales quickly to changes in internal and external business demands," said Todd Abrams, President of Layered Technologies. "Because The GridLayer provides instant new computing capacity without capital expenditures, we expect to facilitate the emergence of new business models. The GridLayer reduces the technology and financial risks - something the technology and investment communities are beginning to pay attention to."

The GridLayer enables computing grids as a utility. Companies are therefore not required to build a generating plant to power an expansion of your office. Why should you have to build a computing facility with staff, servers, balancers, and a new IT architecture when you scale your IT infrastructure? With The GridLayer, there's no need to build out your hosting infrastructure in preparation for growth. The GridLayer's pay-as-you-grow solutions can scale from a fraction of a server to hundreds of servers. The GridLayer can add processing power, RAM, storage and bandwidth capacity to your system on-demand. Companies won't have to move any data or modify any code.

About Layered Technologies

Layered Technologies, Inc. is a provider of next generation self-managed, dedicated server products and services. Through bundling hardware, software, bandwidth, and Tier 1 data centres, Layered Technologies serves clients in over 120 countries. Layered Technologies' goal is to provide solutions that allow enterprise customers and small and medium businesses to tap instant on-demand hosting and utility computing. For more information about Layered Technologies, visit http://www.layeredtech.com or http://www.thegridlayer.com. Press Contact: Chris Murphy, Layered Technologies, Inc. 469-252-3005.

About Tuyu.com

Tuyu Inc. is building a dynamic social networking portal that will connect personal and business lives using hugely scalable, breakthrough technology. The Tuyu Inc. portal will join hundreds of social networks with engaging online experiences. Participating businesses can uniquely promote their company, service or passion by building their own MySpace or Friendster network at the click of a button on Tuyu.com. For more information contact media relations: Lee Raito at press tuyu.com.

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