Breaking news folks. This story has been reported by Forbes, MorningStar, Yahoo Finance, BusinessWire, Security Sales & Integration, and God knows who else. The amazing thing is… the news was only released less than two hours ago.
By the way, Elie, Jad and I are extremely grateful to Layered Technologies and 3Tera for their very quick reaction to our need to scale Woopra, and appreciative of the pledge of this absolutely massive quantity of Grid computing power. Thank you very much team!
April 02, 2008 04:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Layered Technologies and 3Tera to Provide 100 Grid-Servers to Woopra
Rapid Growth of Real-Time Web Analytics Service Powered by Cloud Computing Platform
PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Layered Technologies, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of Ã¢â‚¬Å“on demandÃ¢â‚¬Â IT infrastructure, and 3Tera, Inc., the leading innovator of grid computing technology and utility computing services for Web applications, today announce support for Woopra, the real-time Web analytics platform. The companies will provide 100 grid-based servers in order to assist Woopra as it experiences a huge market demand prior to official launch.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are extremely pleased that Layered Technologies has stepped up to pledge the infrastructure necessary for us to meet the growing demand for Woopra,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Elie Khoury, CIO of Woopra. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are also grateful for all of the public feedback and support we have been given in the past 48 hours. We vow to work as quickly as possible to make Woopra available to as many as 100,000 Web sites within the next few weeks.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Woopra provides real-time stats delivered via a revolutionary client-server application, and includes unique features such as the ability to identify and chat real time with visitors to the monitored site. The beta version of Woopra was quietly unveiled to a select audience of 200 at WordCamp Dallas, but news rapidly spread to over 2 million as buzz began to grow.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are excited about the launch of Woopra and the fact that we will be hosting it on The Grid,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Todd Abrams, COO and President of Layered Technologies. Ã¢â‚¬Å“With such high demand, we are working closely with Woopra to ensure that all of Layered Technologies’ clients can gain access to the application as quickly as possible.Ã¢â‚¬Â
With more than 12,000 servers and nearly a decade of experience, Layered Technologies has developed an expertise in data center operations. Using 3TeraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s award-winning AppLogic OS, Layered Technologies is able to provide grid computing solutions by harnessing the power of their data centers and making it available on-demand – processing power, bandwidth, and storage capacity. 3TeraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s AppLogic Grid OS allows a customer to package their entire application into a single self-contained logical entity. The packaged system can be scaled from a fraction of a CPU to hundreds of machines without any code modification.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The instant growth of Woopra is a perfect example of how grid solutions provide new capabilities for growth,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Peter Nickolov, President and CTO of 3Tera. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Scaling an online application, such as Woopra, can be enormously challenging. Being able to quickly deploy and operate on a highly available and scalable utility computing platform offers a unique business solution. Partnering with Layered Technologies has allowed us to deliver true utility computing solutions and help hundreds of companies scale their application with the growing demand.Ã¢â‚¬Â
3TeraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s AppLogic grid operating system is the first commercial platform designed specifically to enable true utility computing. The system converts commodity servers into scalable grids on which users can visually deploy, operate and scale transactional Web applications without any modification of code. With the ability to run on any grid anywhere in the world, the disposable infrastructure technology found in the heart of the AppLogic system packages applications with the definition of the infrastructure required to run them into self-contained and portable entities. As a result, applications become completely separated from the hardware infrastructure traditionally needed to run them, allowing users to remotely manage their applications through a Web browser and provision resources as needed.
For additional information on Layered Technologies, please visit http://www.layeredtech.com. For additional information on 3Tera, please visit www.3tera.com. For additional information on Woopra, visit http://www.woopra.com.