Today, millions of bloggers worldwide use WordPress to express their viewpoints, publish news and expand their blogosphere presence. To see how prolific and popular the free, open-source blogging platform has become, one need only look at some of its prestigious blogs, including Anderson Cooper 360°,The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. WordPress.com’s pure metrics are equally impressive — 15,000 new blogs are added daily, joining about 8 million blogs already using WordPress.com and its infrastructure.
This rapid growth is enabled through a hosted infrastructure of more than 1,000 servers, the majority of that infrastructure being Layered Tech’s. This important relationship began with a single-server transaction between the two companies in mid-2005. By early 2006, the hyper-growth business plan for WordPress.com allowed Layered Tech to execute a highly customized server solution for the site’s demanding growth projections.
“WordPress.com does everything possible to ensure ease-of-use when it comes to our systems, but we also do everything possible to be both flexible and stable,” said Barry Abrahamson, Systems Wrangler for Automattic, the company behind services including WordPress.com. “Layered Tech’s willingness to innovate with us helps keep WordPress.com among the world’s most popular sites.”