Why Open Architecture

Because we firmly believe in agility in IT, open architecture is what we follow in designing our products and solutions. We believe that IT products/solutions should be built with modules that are modularized; thus, allowing it to be easily modified, upgraded or extended by just adding, deleting or replacing modules. Whereas in closed architecture, the high maintenance required and the lack of availability of the labor pool in maintaining such systems would result in higher cost for the end user.

Agility in Open Architecture would have :

  • Lower total ownership cost
  • Lower cost of upgrades
  • More opportunities for competition and innovation
  • More affordable and interoperable systems
  • Optimum total system performance
  • Developed & upgradeable systems
  • Reusability of the component software
  • Plug and play capabilities
  • Easier installation
  • Improved systems management
  • Ease of communication between domains
  • Linux and Asterisk

    Linux for us is the epitome of a tiny spark that made IT collaboration sensible producing unselfish and unimaginable wonders. Because of this addictive agent, numerous ideas blossomed, enhanced lives, effected politicial change and literally breaking borders.

    Asterisk,like linux, is a disruptive technology that paved the way to cheaper and innovative communication platform. With the introduction and continuous improvement of the Asterisk Technology and its derivative, the Communication Industry pushed features far and wide yet bringing down the cost.

    Why Open Source

    At 8Layer, we made IT solutions available and affordable even for SMEs and micro entrepreneurs through the use of open source.

    Why should we choose open source?

    Cost

    No license fees. No per-copy fees for modified versions, and can be reused to start new projects. Working knowledge can be gathered at a minimal cost.

    Reliability

    The availability of the source code and the right to modify it enables the continuous and unrestricted tuning and improvement of the software product.

    Stability

    Thorough inspection and verification of the correctness of the algorithm and the implementation scheme used can be performed anytime.

    Flexibility and Freedom

    Portable to new hardware, to adapt it to changing conditions, and to reach a detailed understanding of how the system works. No one can restrict how the software is used, even in a retroactive way.

    Support and Accountability

    Provides a new forum for democratic action. As individuals and companies decide where to make improvements in the system, the collective desires of the community determine the overall direction of progress, and yet without compelling anyone. People with opinions about what direction is best can urge others to join in, request help, and influence the overall direction of progress.

     
    8layer has a remarkable mark of back-end expertise plus extensive product acceptance. Our challenge is to put and take on a collaborative approach of helping customers realize greater returns on technology investments. We have thus taken our core competencies and innovated products and services that answers any IT requirements getting the best value in terms of time and resource savings

    8layer, an Open Source Architect, endeavors to provide a broad range of products and services designed to achieve cost-effective pre-integrated business solutions to individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and large enterprises. Our main thrust is driven by a Philosophy that expounds, "IT made easy" solutions to secure and manage IT needs and requirements.

    Built upon the strength and excellence of its people, products and technology, 8layer as a solution provider, focuses on customers and impresses the ability to direct operating profit improvements through productive IT programs and market development. 8layer provides the value of flexibility at the competitive edge, thus yielding profitability and productivity.

    Our Vision

    We at 8layer believes that for today's business, IT strategy should begin with a basic architectural vision.

  • One that can simply adhere to providing adaptability, flexibility and scalability.
  • Systems built with reconfigurable, modularized components that can be reorganized, reconfigured, and extended to provide unprecedented freedom in adapting network-based infrastructures to changing business conditions.
  • A foundation instituted by applying an architectural framework based on open standards, common interfaces, and portable technology.
  • Our strong command on diverse technical competencies and project management skills enables us to aid companies in meeting their e-business architectural requirements. We mark our solutions to achieve these three metrics of successful project implementation:

  • Strategic and operational objectives;
  • Roadmaps to sustain their competitive advantage; and,
  • Efficiency to explore new business opportunities.
  • Our Mission

    We impose excellence in ourselves as we heed the call to:

  • Gain recognition and leadership in "open source" Technology;
  • Provide cost effective pre-integrated business solutions for SME's and large enterprises;
  • Provide an "IT made easy" solution for the clients;
  • Expand delivery of autonomic computing systems; and,
  • Focus on operating profit improvements through productive IT programs and market development.
  • Our Technologies

    Our extensive experience in OpenSource, Web Services and Internet Technologies, in-depth skill set and knowledge in varied platforms and expertise in tool utilization and execution are espoused in our well-rounded portfolio.

    The strength of 8Layer Technologies, Inc. lies in the ability to utilize the command, power and flexibility of Open Source technologies which are ripe and mature.

    Therefore experience and expertise teaches us that to further efficiency, resources and time are valuable assets. We do not waste our efforts and time to develop solutions when well in fact there are solutions already available.

    Where we waste our time on is in developing and maturing applications that shall be used to effect operations efficiency and business growth. We waste our time in creating solutions that are secure and scalable. Moreover, we waste our efforts in studying what each organization needs so that we won\'t have to waste their time when finally they use our products and solutions.

    8layer's niche is its analytical ability to single out and utilize the most viable and dependable solutions for IT needs of today. With that, 8layer has to offer our own solutions and applications sitting on top of these products through partnerships.

    Intel

    Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products, and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Explore the many ways Intel's belief in innovation has defined our corporate identity.

    IBM

    A world-renowned leader in providing information technology and services, IBM has strived and has proven that it can meet even the future needs of the IT market. Its creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics has made IBM not just a name but an institution.

    Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT)

    Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is the leading domestic and international telecommunications provider in the Philippines. Considered as a telecommunication institution, it offers the largest and most diversified range of telecommunication services in the country. Through its three principal business groups--fixed line, wireless and ICT, PLDT services the Filipino need to dynamically communicate globally.

    ATCOM

    ATCOM has sold millions of VoIP terminals to over 80 countries all over the word and has won good reputation in the VoIP industry.

    With innovative and creative motto, ATCOM continues to develop and introduce high performance VoIP terminals with latest technology and most competitive price to help the development of VoIP market worldwide and help those countries to enhance the VoIP communication level.

    A lot of IT Companies, here and abroad are in DIRE NEED of programmers. Yes, a big lot...

    Imagine just in the past ten years, Schools and Colleges mushroomed with IT Courses and produced graduates, tons of graduates. And just where are they? How come our IT Industry needs are not apples with the quality and skills that these Academes produce? Care to respond to this?

    And so, here we are at 8layer also in need of PHP Programmers. But not just those who are adept with it, but also with the passion to teach others so that together we can fill the gap (or the lack) and get rid of those “bug-full” and cluttered programming -- with the sense of attribution and contribution, of fulfillment and achievement and owning it up to your programming skill.

    Anyway, if you are "that" PHP PROGRAMMER knowledgeable in the following:

  • PHP, HTML, Java, Javascript, Java servlets, XML
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Linux OS
  • Nano, vi, Pico, Quanta+
  • And with these essential qualifications:

  • Analytic and with above average problem solving skills;
  • Attentive to design and technical details;
  • An open attitude (as we say, lives, breathes, eats and drinks open source);
  • Willingness to adapt to new environment and share knowledge and skills;
  • Team player;
  • Above average communication skills;
  • Excellent and positive work ethics;
  • Computer Science or related software engineering course/work experience; and,
  • Musical inclination is a plus.
  • We are also in need of a LINUX SYSTEMS ENGINEER

    What does it take to be one of us?

  • You need to have 3-5 years experience in/on Linux/Os environment.
  • Familiar with shell scripting
  • And has done some Virtualization
  • Practical Knowledge on LAN,Switches,Router,VLAN a must
  • Exposure to storage or networking stack is preferred
  • Should have performed projects on Proxy / Mail / Web Servers (e.g. Squid/SendMail/Postfix)
  • Tinkered on LDAP / Radius / DNS Services
  • We are also in need of a TECHNICAL WRITER knowledgeable in the following:

    Any Word Processor, preferably OpenOffice

    And with these essential qualifications:

  • Must be a graduate of any Communications Course or IT related course;
  • A Team player;
  • Above average communication skills is a must;
  • Excellent and positive work ethics;
  • Musical inclination is a plus;
  • Has familiarity with business processes;
  • Some marketing strategies.
  • So, if you're perky enough to join us, browse through our website first, www.8layertech.com... to at least have one answer right during the interview :) Then, email us a short narrative of who you are and what you can become, together with your simple desires, whims and programming frustrations at careers@8layertech.com. Oh, and yes, please attach your career profile too.

    This year, 8Layer officially embraces Agile Methodologies.

    From every 8lien in the trenches up to the Top Management, we have have committed ourselves to the principles underlying the Agile Manifesto. Everything takes root from the Corporate Strategic Plan where we identify our product and service portfolio for the year. Each product is then developed and configured into several project releases which are in turn executed in a series of iterations or sprints. Adherence to the methodology's artifacts, roles and timeboxed meetings is strictly enforced and updates on every facet of the enterprise occurs on a daily basis with everyone's mindset geared towards accepting continuously changing requirements and regarding end-user satisfaction of supreme importance.

    Maritime Research Institute Center is the research arm of the Philippine Navy. They contacted us to provide them with a secure, robust and reliable website portal to host critical information serving their internal requirements for a real-time monitoring system and activity reports.

    The PLDT Innolab website is the home of the innovation center of PLDT. Our task similar to the other sites is to produce an interactive medium where employees and clients converge to be technologically updated.

    San Roque Power Plant
    http://www.sanroquepower.ph

    San Roque Power Plant at San Manuel, Pangasinan is among the first clients of 8layer Technologies. 8layer proved worthy of SRPC's trust through the various IT Projects that were won via bidding and solution presentations.

    MRIC

    Maritime Research Institute Center is the research arm of the Philippine Navy. They contacted us to provide them with a secure, robust and reliable website portal to host critical information serving their internal requirements for a real-time monitoring system and activity reports. The users are the members of the MRIC and their allied agencies involved in this particular endeavor.

    PLDT Innolab

    The PLDT Innolab website is the home of the innovation center of PLDT. Our task similar to the other sites is to produce an interactive medium where employees and clients converge to be technologically updated. As PLDT's innovation center, among their mission is to provide relevant learnings to students and professionals as well.

    This portal allows PLDT Innolab's training and web administators to organize trainings, track attendees and improve their conduct of activity. On the other hand, students and professinals take advantage of these trainings as seen in the portal. With that, this simple yet elegant tool instigates the empowerment towards technological advancement.

    San Roque Power Plant

    San Roque Power Plant at San Manuel, Pangasinan is among the first clients of 8layer Technologies. 8layer proved worthy of SRPC's trust through the various IT Projects that were won via bidding and solution presentations.

    Our team provided SRPC with solutions: to get rid of their outdated and poorly managed website, to reverse engineer and provide a back-up and restore solution to their critical and valuable facility management systems, a simple yet robust infrastructure system capable of handling their data transfer and communication and maximizing the bandwidth that they invested on, a facility to systematize their procurement process in terms of purchase requisition replacing their old system of pen and paper causing numerous requests unattended and unsorted, a system to capture PLC data, translate and transform these to reports in a web-based format i.e. viewable and real-time plant reports that empowered SRPC with the timely reports, cost-saving and efficient organization.

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