It has been roughly 10 weeks since “The Professor” sent a Cease and Desist letter to the company I work for concerning content on one of our client’s sites. We refused to bow to this individual’s demands and that was the beginning of the harassment. At this point I count no less than 20 individual messages in my inbox. The Professor has called the company I worked for numerous times and asked the same questions and received the same answers.
While I was not close to the founder of MediaLayer, Gupreet Virdi, I was always very familiar with their name and their services. For the past 7 years MediaLayer has been competition for my company’s premium offerings and they’ve always done an excellent job of maintaining their reputation. The owner has always taken care of customers first and made speed and reliability priorities. It is unfortunate that Gupreet passed away unexpectedly and the industry as a whole will miss him as well as his company.
We have helped dozens of MediaLayer customers transition over to our services and while this has been good for our company it does sadden me to know why these new customers are heading our way. Growth is good for us obviously but I wish there was more continuity planning at MediaLayer so that their customers did not have to scramble to find new services.
I hope that everybody affected by the closure of MediaLayer is able to transition to a competent and reliable provider quickly and easily. It is my understanding that the MediaLayer servers should remain online for a week or two. This will give MediaLayer’s customers some time to transition out but I generally would still advise downloading a backup immediately regardless.
Rest in peace Gupreet.