25 Oct 2017
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LayerX Group celebrates 10 years in business

By Heather Wright

Waikato-based LayerX Group is celebrating 10 years in business, with founder Bruce Trevarthen attributing the company’s success in part to it’s love of innovation.

The company includes subsidiaries LayerX Cloud Limited, ModuSense and B2 Technologies, and provides cloud-based infrastructure, electronics manufacturing and software development services.

“We thrive on innovation,” Trevarthen says of the business, which started out of a home office and is now headquartered at Waikato Innovatoin Park.

He says the bulk of LayerX Group’s internal resources are focused on R&D activities related to either the vGRID cloud automation suite or emerging technology opportunities such as the ModuSense modular sensor network technology.

Early this year the company teamed up with Kiwi distributor Exeed to offer resellers a Kiwi owned and operated cloud services platform for the SMB market, through LayerX’s vGRID cloud services platform.

The vGRID platform provides a range of on-demand infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service solutions, from single mailboxes to virtual and dedicated servers, storage, desktops and phone systems.

LayerX Group says it has seen ‘unprecedented’ growth on the platform, with that growth leading to the company implementing HPE’s Synergy hardware and moving into Datacom’s Tier 3+ Kapua data centre earlier this year to set it up for continued growth.

The company was the first in New Zealand to introduce HPE Synergy hardware to underpin its cloud offering. The company has a long-standing relationship with HPE and has been an HPE 3Par StoreServ Storage user since 2011.

Trevarthen said in July that the company had experienced more than 22% growth in the previous year and had set ‘significant goals’ for the next four years.

The company offers local electronics manufacturing through subsidiary B2 Technologies in a move it says is unique locally.

“The combined power of bespoke software development, cloud infrastructure and on-site manufacturing of devices for IoT and other applications provides LayerX with unparalleled access to rapid creation, evolution and deployment of advanced solutions which accelerate performance,” LayerX says.

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