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Company Overview


UnitedLayer is the Hybrid Hosting Expert, providing secure enterprise-grade Cloud, Disaster Recovery, and Colocation solutions. UnitedLayer brings over 13 years of expertise, technology and knowledge in enabling agility to enterprises, SMBs, government agencies and starts up through hybrid hosting solutions - providing unified access, management and monitoring of multiple disparate infrastructures.

Our customers include The City and County of San Francisco, Wikipedia, Diamond Foods, The Exploratorium, AT&T, Level3, and NEC. Headquartered at 200 Paul in San Francisco, UnitedLayer is one of the most networked Internet points of presence in the world. We operate a dual-stacked, high-performance, nationwide IPv4/IPv6 network backbone, and all of our services are backed by high-touch fully-managed 24/7/365 support.

UnitedLayer currently operates six data centers in North America – in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Ashburn, Toronto and Vancouver, Canada – with numerous additional networking POPs.

UnitedLayer: Premier Hybrid Hosting Expert


A Few Words From Our CEO




The minimum number of distinct highly-coordinated and tightly-integrated infrastructure types in a Hybrid Cloud - including colocation, on-premise, private cloud, public cloud, and disaster recovery.

Also referred to as “colo with cloud”: a hybridization strategy for enterprises needing power, cooling, connectivity, and control and coupled with cloud-like scaling, reporting and management – all through a unified view.


Management Team

Abhijit Phanse

Abhijit is the CEO of UnitedLayer. He is also the Managing Partner of Accelon Capital, a private equity firm, where he led the acquisition of UnitedLayer in 2010. He has 17 years of experience in starting, growing, and operating technology businesses. Previously, Abhijit co-founded Scintera and was its CEO. Scintera is funded by August Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Sevin Rosen Funds, and Ridgewood Capital and is the leading provider of CMOS processors for enhancing wireless base station efficiency.

Edward Buck
VP, Services and Support

Edward Buck is Vice President of Services and Support at UnitedLayer. Buck's executive responsibility includes the design, delivery, and support of all UnitedLayer services. Prior to joining UnitedLayer, Buck founded ASPextra, a company focused on providing scalable and highly available managed hosting solutions.

At ASPextra, Buck built a network and services delivery infrastructure comprising of multiple, geographically dispersed data centers serving customers in the US, Europe, and Asia. ASPextra was acquired by UnitedLayer in 2006.

Aaron Hughes
Chief Network Architect

Aaron joined UnitedLayer in December of 2007 and is currently its Chief Network Architect. He brings more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is responsible for all network topology planning, design, and operations.

Aaron also works with the design team at Lockheed Martin Transformational Satellite (TSAT) Communications ground-based Mission Operations System (TMOS) program (a $2.02 billion cost-plus award fee contract).

Tom Kress
VP, Sales

Tom Kress brings more than 20 years of sales and management experience to UnitedLayer.

Prior to UnitedLayer, Tom was SVP of World Wide Sales Channels and Alliances for Dimension Data’s Cloud Solutions business unit. During his two years at Dimension Data, Kress rebuilt the CSBU sales unit and increased subscription revenue substantially while growing public cloud revenue and continually adding new customers. Prior to Dimension Data, Kress was head of Global Sales for DotNetNuke, the world’s largest Open Source WCM “dot.net” solution, now owned by Microsoft.

Dell Stortroen
Chief of Facilities Engineering

Dell has 30 years of experience as a California State C-10 Electrical Contractor designing complex electrical systems. He has been designing and building physical environments like power, cooling, and connectivity of UnitedLayer's datacenters. He is responsible for retrofitting existing datacenters and doing new datacenter build outs and expansions.

Dell oversees regular preventative maintenance of all electrical and mechanical systems to ensure customer uptime and is also responsible for driving UnitedLayer's green datacenter initiatives.

Alan Wong
VP, Finance and Administration

Alan Wong, Vice President of Finance and Administration, is responsible for the company’s finance, accounting, financial planning and administrative operations.

Prior to joining UnitedLayer, Alan managed the finance and information technology organizations at Alta Devices, a solar technology company. He was responsible for running the finance and accounting operations and ensuring the seamless operation of IT services for the company. Alan has also held finance positions with Leadis Technologies, Spansion and AMD.


Headquartered in San Francisco, California - one of the most networked Internet points of presence in the world - UnitedLayer provides its customers with Hybrid Cloud Hosting Expertise, offering colocation, managed services, public and private clouds and business continuity solutions. Data centers are located in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Virginia, Toronto, Canada and Vancouver, Canada.



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  • San Francisco Data Center
       200 Paul Ave Suite 110 (HQ)
       San Francisco, CA 94124
  • Los Angeles Data Center
       530 West 6th Street
       Los Angeles, CA 90014
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  • (866) 395 5346