Layered Technologies Announces a Collaboration with Sun Microsystems

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As a member of Sun's Startup Essentials Program, Layered Technologies now provides the feature rich Unix-based Solaris Operating System as part of its comprehensive, world-class hosted dedicated server offerings.

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As a member of the Sun Startup Essentials Program, we have the opportunity to offer these customers the Solaris 10 OS and Sun systems that provide them with added functionality and flexibility, as well as superior performance and security. We see that as a big advantage for us.

Layered Technologies, a leading provider of reliable, affordable, and scalable on-demand, self-managed utility hosting services, today announced a collaboration with Sun Microsystems. Layered Technologies will now offer Sun Startup Essentials members the ability to rapidly deploy on-demand hosting and utility computing solutions supported by Layered Technologies on Sun's platform of products and the Solaris ™ 10 Operating System (OS).

"We pride ourselves on using the best and most efficient technology at Layered Technologies," said Todd Abrams, President and COO of Layered Technologies. "By collaborating with Sun and offering their platform of premium products to our customers aligns with this strategy. Our collaboration with Sun further strengthens our ability to help our clients reduce their infrastructure and operating costs, eliminate capital expenses involved with building their own infrastructure, as well as increase their ROI (return on investment)."

Layered Technologies will now provide Unix-based Solaris OS as part of its comprehensive, world-class hosted dedicated server offerings. The Solaris 10 OS server hosted solutions are ideal for small, medium and enterprise customers, delivering an optimum blend of reliability, affordability and flexibility, similar to Layered Technologies' other server packages.

"Many of our clients are Web 2.0 and SaaS companies," said Abrams. "As a member of the Sun Startup Essentials Program, we have the opportunity to offer these customers the Solaris 10 OS and Sun systems that provide them with added functionality and flexibility, as well as superior performance and security. We see that as a big advantage for us."

"Sun understands that startups today need flexible, scalable and affordable Web hosting solutions that will enable them to focus on growing their businesses," said Juan Carlos Soto, vice president, market development for Sun Microsystems. "Layered Technologies' hosting solution is an ideal component of Sun Startup Essentials, and we are confident that our customers will enjoy the functionality and flexibility of Layered Technologies' platform for the open source Solaris 10 OS, all while keeping operating costs low. We welcome Layered Technologies to the Sun Startup Essentials program and look forward to working together to help startups prosper."

For detailed information on Layered Technologies' Sun Solaris Server packages, please visit: http://www.layeredtech.com/sun/. For additional information on Layered Technologies, please visit http://www.layeredtechnologies.com.

About Layered Technologies
Based in Plano, TX, 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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