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Podcast summary slides - Brad Hokamp and Phil Harvey discuss the results Layered Tech clients are achieving with their managed compliant cloud solutions.

Podcast summary slides - Brad Hokamp and Phil Harvey discuss the results Layered Tech clients are achieving with their managed compliant cloud solutions.



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Cloud Chronicles: Layered Tech - Cloud Chronicles: Layered Tech - Presentation Transcript

  • With Special Speaker:
    Brad Hokamp, President of Layered Tech
    Moderated by:
    Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief of Light Reading PodcastCloud Chronicles: Layered Tech
  • Speakers
    Brad Hokamp, President, Layered Tech
    Brad Hokamp brings over 26 years experience working in the IT and networking industry to his role as Layered Technologies’ president. His responsibilities include leading Layered Tech’s sales and marketing efforts, as well as product management, customer service and business development initiatives.
    Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading
    Phil Harvey joined Light Reading as a Senior Editor in September 2000, became the publication's Managing Editor in 2006, and was named its Editor-in-Chief in January 2008. Harvey is responsible for the daily editorial operations of Light Reading, Light Reading Mobile and Light Reading Cable.
    Light Reading Interview with Layered Tech
  • What gives Layered Tech an advantage over traditional cloud service providers?
    Layered Tech is a managed hosting company that…
    Specializes in compliant hosting
    Provides compliance and security in the cloud
    Protects customers’ data and information
    Offers high security cloud services to niche industries, such as financial services and healthcare
    Light Reading Interview with Layered Tech
    High Security Cloud Services
  • Compliance Areas
    Are your compliance services specifically for the financial industry or are there other areas where Layered Tech has to meet certain levels of security?
    Our heritage was built around meeting the payment card industry (PCI) data security standards (DSS)
    Examples include ecommerce merchants, payment page companies, processors and fraud protection companies
    Layered Tech protects their credit card data/transactions
    Layered Tech was the first hosting provider to support the full PCI standard
    Expanding into the healthcare market (HIPAA, HITECH)
    Expanding into federal government (FISMA standards)
    Light Reading Interview with Layered Tech
  • Evolvement of Layered Tech
    How has Layered Tech evolved from being a specialist hosting company to handling areas that need rigorous data security? And does that transition into cloud computing?
    Cloud Computing is an infrastructure solution to meet customer requirements
    By virtualizing in the cloud, it gives the customer more flexibility by becoming more ‘elastic’
    Layered Tech has a multi-tenant compliance cloud, which is really a non-public community cloud for PCI clients (examples: groups of banks or health care providers)
    Layered Tech puts the same level of security and compliance practices behind the compliance cloud as we do with our physical compliance environments
    Example: Layered Tech client, CRE Secure (hosted payment page company), is running on a compliant cloud according to full PCI standards just like in a dedicated environment
    Light Reading Interview with Layered Tech
  • Why Go With Layered Tech?
    Why would a company that needs specialization go to Layered Tech as opposed to just going to their network provider (AT&T, Verizon, cable companies, etc.)?
    Only a few companies offer full PCI compliance management
    Some might offer security tools, but they won’t provide the management
    Many companies offer a commoditized price but it’s up to the customer to handle the security and compliance requirements
    Recent survey shows [69%] of cloud service providers don’t believe security is their responsibility1 [91% do not provide security as a service from the cloud today]
    Layered Tech takes a different approach and believes security and compliance is our responsibility (not the customer’s responsibility)!
    1. Security of Cloud Computing Providers Study – CA Technologies and Ponemon Institute
    Light Reading Interview with Layered Tech
  • Benefits of Cloud Services
    When observing how customers are using Layered Tech’s cloud services, what are they able to do in their businesses they couldn’t do previously?
    Control costs more effectively - with a cloud environment, customers can build/repurpose infrastructure towards normal loads of traffic and then use cloud for peak capacity management
    Drive revenue growth and increase agility as a company - allows companies to bring on their customers more rapidly, load applications quicker, etc.
    Innovate and launch products much faster - leading to faster return on investments
    Light Reading Interview with Layered Tech
  • Layered Tech
    For more information, please visit
    To listen to the original Phil Harvey podcast, please visit
    Light Reading Interview with Layered Tech