Layered Technologies, a provider of “on-demand” IT infrastructure, announced on 25th June 2008 their second major product release at the second annual LT PACT conference. Layered Technologies says that working in direct conjunction with Microsoft, They are the first web hosting provider to provide Hyper-V. They explains that Hyper-V, previously codenamed Viridian, is a hypervisor-based technology that is a key feature of Windows Server 2008, this allows virtualization of multiple operating systems on the one server. It provides a reliable, scalable, and highly available virtualization platform.
Layered Technologies avers that it will provide Microsoft Hyper-V GoLive Beta Program and Microsoft Developer Network members with dedicated servers in an on-demand, hosted environment. As a member of the MSDN community or a GoLive Partner, customers will receive an exclusive monthly discount on the Microsoft Hyper-V-enabled hosting packages.
Jack Finlayson, Chief Executive Officer of Layered Technologies said “We are excited to be a part of Microsoft’s ongoing effort to provide customers and partners with the best operating system platform for virtualization,” He also added “We worked closely with Microsoft to be the first hosting providers to rapidly deploy this technology. In bringing virtualization to the market, we are looking to help businesses consolidate resources, reduce support costs, and decrease operations expenses.”
Aaron Phillips, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Layered Technologies said “The mainstream acceptance of virtualization provides a new level of sought-after features for administrators,” He also added “As the technology has matured, a hosted virtualization offering through our relationship with Microsoft was a natural progression.”
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