Layered Technologies to Speak at Tier1 Research's Hosting Transformation Summit 2007

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Michael Platner, CEO of Layered Technologies, to participate in panel discussion on grid and utility computing.

Layered Technologies, a leading provider of reliable, affordable, and scalable on-demand, self-managed utility hosting services, today announces that Michael Platner, CEO, will be participating in a panel discussion at the Hosting Transformation Summit, the premier executive Summit for the hosting and Internet infrastructure sectors.

With clients in over 120 countries, Layered Technologies' custom technology solutions allow both large and small customers to rapidly deploy on-demand hosting and utility computing services, providing all the controls of colocation without the start up costs, capital investments, long term contracts and associated challenges. By partnering with Layered Technologies, companies are able to achieve ROI quickly via reduced capital investment, total cost of ownership (TCO), labor reduction, training, and floor space. Layered Technologies can have a company up and running in days versus months.

"We are extremely honored and excited to be participating in the Hosting Transformation Summit," said Michael Platner, CEO of Layered Technologies. "The event delivers a truly unique venue for networking, collaborating and discussing the current and future evolution of the industry."

The Hosting Transformation Summit from Tier1 Research (T1R) brings together executives, visionaries, senior architects, and financial professionals to talk about the future of hosting with context and guidance from T1R analysts. The Summit also features insights from key industry leaders, whose successes and failures will help to shape business strategies in the years ahead.

"One of the goals of this event is to provoke unique dialogue, in a senior executive-level environment, on how to meet head-on the challenges that face hosting executives," said Daniel Golding, Vice President and Research Director of Tier1 Research and Conference Chair. "The panel discussion featuring Michael Platner is well aligned with that goal and the overall theme of this executive conference."

The third annual hosting Transformation Summit will be held at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV September 17 - 19. Platner will be participating in a panel discussion on Tuesday, September 18 at 3:30. Panelists will discuss Utility and Grid Computing: Products, Enabling Technologies, or Distractions.

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About Layered Technologies
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.


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