KANA Software Expands Relationship with Layered Technologies to
Deliver Next Generation Cloud Platform
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and PLANO, Texas - June 2, 2011 - KANA Software, Inc. today announced it has expanded its strategic
relationship with Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech) to develop and deploy Cloud Center, one of the world's largest cloud-based
virtual private data centers (VPDC) for enterprise applications, including customer service solutions. KANA Software is the world leader
in Service Experience Management, and Layered Tech is a leading global provider of compliant hosting, managed dedicated hosting and
on-demand cloud computing services.
The cloud-based VPDC, which was custom-engineered by Layered Tech, enables KANA to deliver a wide range of offerings for public- and
private-sector enterprises such as deploying cloud-based solutions for Web self-service, contact center desktops, knowledge management,
social listening, social experience management, eService and multi-channel customer service analytics. With Cloud Center, enter pr ises
cancreate their own hybrid cloud, source a managed VPDC or simply utilize KANA's on-demand solutions, all relying on a common cloud
platform and concept of operations.
"Enterprises seeking to deploy next generation customer experience management technology will have unprecedented flexibility with
KANA's Cloud Center VPDC, powered by Layered Tech," said Layered Tech President Brad Hokamp. "We are excited to expand our
relationship with KANA and help them deliver this new, innovative approach to deploying enterprise software applications. Layered
Tech's global presence, flexibility and our deep expertise as a managed service provider form a solid foundation for KANA's new Cloud
Center VPDC offering."
With the Cloud Center VPDC, enterprises can rapidly bootstrap a solution in the on-demand model, move seamlessly to a completely
secure, managed VPDC, and if desired, transition ownership to internal resources whenever convenient, all without re-deployment or re-
"KANA's view is that the cloud is not a new name for traditional SaaS offerings, it's a new model for delivering software and enabling all
the integration, configuration and security of on-premise deployment with the speed of deployment and cost efficiencies of on-demand IT
infrastructure and applications," said KANA Software CEO Mark Duffell.
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As part of the expanded relationship, KANA is utilizing Layered Tech's global footprint to deliver its cloud-based solutions from Layered
Tech data centers in Berlin, Kansas City, Mo., Dallas, Chicago, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Atlanta, Tokyo, Santa Clara, Calif. and Amsterdam.
KANA and Layered Tech's initial relationship was established in 2010 when Layered Tech became
KANA's infrastructure partner for delivering managed services within a dedicated hosting environment in Europe as well as across the U.S.
About KANA Software, Inc.
KANA makes every customer experience a good experience. As the leader in Service Experience Management (SEM), KANA gives
managers total control over the customer service process, so they can take care of their brand while taking care of customers. By unifying
and adapting customer journeys across the contact center, web site and social community, KANA's solutions have reduced handling time,
increased resolution rates and improved Net Promoter Score (NPS) at more than 600 enterprises, including half of the Global 100 and
more than 200 government agencies. KANA is based in Silicon Valley and has offices worldwide.
NOTE: KANA is a registered trademark of KANA software, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of respective
Layered Technologies is a leading global provider of compliant hosting, managed dedicated hosting and on-demand virtualization/cloud
computing services. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital
expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core business issues. Layered Tech's scalable infrastructure powers millions of
sites and Internet-enabled applications including e-commerce and software as a service (SaaS). Clients range from large enterprises with
advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements to leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit
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