Disaster Recovery Solutions for Cloud

Disaster Recovery Solutions for Cloud

The most important asset that businesses own is data. Data is the backbone of every department and is integral to the day to day functioning of organizations. Financials, SCM, HR, and CRM are all integral functions that generate data to optimize the operational capabilities of the organization, improve the planning and allocation of resources. Most organizations store their data on the cloud or data centers on-premises to ensure that it is securely managed by data experts. Moving data to the cloud is an efficient technological solution that improves the data management capabilities of enterprises.  

Traditional cloud disaster recovery backs up data from applications to alternate data centers. Failure in any part of business processes can translate to a significant loss of productivity, revenue, reputation, and in some cases, customers. Cloud Disaster recovery has an edge over traditional disaster recovery as organizations do not need to build a secondary physical site and buy additional hardware and software to support critical operations. Depending on current business demands, cloud computing resources can be easily scaled up or down as required. Disaster recovery in cloud computing can be performed easily by migrating copies of data to the cloud. Backed up data can be stored across multiple geographical locations, which eliminates a single point of failure, essentially a backup copy is present even if one of the data centers fails. 

Disaster Recovery methods can be customized for backups to be active as required. For example, an active-active offering hosts a hot site, which mirrors the processes and systems. The load is synchronously shared between the system and the site, which means that when disasters occur the backup is instantly available. An active-passive setup offers a warm site, which basically ensures that core processes are constantly backed up and available instantly when a disaster occurs but the site may experience some delay. This is a lower-cost option suitable for secondary processes. Applications that are not mission-critical and need not be recovered instantly can be stored in a cold site in an Active-replicated setup. This is the most budget-friendly setup which can be used to store data that may not be accessed often. 

It is difficult to predict when failures can occur and how serious its impact will be. However, planning disaster response can help enterprises successfully recover from the potentially disastrous consequences. When disasters occur, DR ensures that the affected data, applications, and other resources are stored in the cloud so that enterprises can resume operations normally without any loss of data or performance. 

Disaster recovery is essential to Business Continuity planning. Business Continuity refers to the technological contingencies put in place to ensure that business operations can resume without delay and difficulty following any incident that could disrupt business. Disaster recovery plays a pivotal role as there could be a disruption in services due to floods, earthquakes, or cyberattacks. Organizations must analyze cases that would pose a potential risk in order to formulate a mitigation plan.

Changing times have brought about new threats and possibilities of unforeseen breakdowns of the technological infrastructure of enterprises. In the current fast-evolving technological landscape there is a significant increase in security issues such as cyberattacks. There will always be uncertainty as to which events can potentially damage data storage and hamper the activities of enterprises and when these could potentially occur.  With new technological solutions supporting data functionalities in enterprises, Disaster Recovery systems are essential to efficiently manage data. 

UnitedLayer’s state-of-the-art network infrastructure ensures that any issues or errors can be quickly identified and taken care of by the expert support and managed DR services that we offer. Moreover, 24*7*365 support and maintenance are provided to data stored on the UnitedLayer infrastructure, including hardware and software upgrades. On-demand scalability enables you to add additional resources to meet the increased replication needs, this helps in reducing cost and improve business flexibility. UnitedLayer’s DR solutions are highly secure and compliant to all the industry-leading compliance standards like HIPAA and PCI.

The UnitedLayer disaster recovery solution enables enterprises to be resilient and respond to critical situations faster. Operate on your business-critical data requirements without any interruptions or unscheduled downtimes. Our DR solutions are highly customizable, where customers can build specific Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) according to their business requirements.

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UNITEDLAYER LAUNCHES UNITEDCLOUD – A SECURE MANAGED PUBLIC CLOUD WITH ON-DEMAND PROVISIONING

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UNITEDLAYER LAUNCHES UNITEDCLOUD – A SECURE MANAGED PUBLIC CLOUD WITH ON-DEMAND PROVISIONING

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—August 26, 2013—UnitedLayer, a leading Managed Cloud provider, today unveiled UnitedCloud, its VMware-based secure public cloud for enterprises and SMBs. UnitedCloud enables customers to burst into the cloud on-demand with secure, high performance, Flash-accelerated, cloud servers that integrate seamlessly with existing VMware deployments in an enterprise-connected hybrid configuration using UnitedConnect.

UnitedCloud comes with a full-service on-line Virtual Data Center Configurator to enable customers to configure their compute, storage, and application requirements with an on-line ordering process for instant turn-up. Customers can burst into UnitedCloud on-demand with no contracts, setup fees, or monthly commitments. UnitedCloud is hosted in UnitedLayer’s Tier3 datacenters and is fully managed and backed by its high-touch 24/7/365 customer support.

UnitedCloud has built-in security protection with features like Denial-of-Service (DoS) monitoring and mitigation, 2-factor authentication, hardened operating systems, and much more. This service offers UnitedLayer customers the peace of mind that experienced security experts and best-of-breed technologies are protecting their deployments at all times.

UnitedCloud has built-in security protection with features like Denial-of-Service (DoS) monitoring and mitigation, 2-factor authentication, hardened operating systems, and much more. This service offers UnitedLayer customers the peace of mind that experienced security experts and best-of-breed technologies are protecting their deployments at all times.

UnitedConnect, a secure hybrid platform connector, provides a secure connection for seamless integration of the customer’s on-premise VMware deployment with UnitedCloud. This service offers customers the ability to burst on-demand into UnitedCloud and securely manage their entire VMware footprint – both the internal on-premise deployment and the external off-premise hosted UnitedCloud – within a single vCenter console.

“UnitedLayer has a long history of serving our customers with world class hosting services, and UnitedCloud continues our strategy of providing best-in-class managed cloud services in our secure enterprise-class hybrid platform. We built UnitedCloud to be high-performance, secure, hybrid-enabled, protected with enterprise-grade disaster recovery, and to be a seamless extension of our customer’s datacenters. We are making it easy for our customers to grow their full-feature enterprise-class IT infrastructure on-demand without any setup fees or contracts, all backed by UnitedLayer’s high-touch support”, said Abhijit Phanse, CEO at UnitedLayer.

To learn more about UnitedCloud, please contact: sales@unitedlayer.com.

About UnitedLayer

UnitedLayer, a leading Managed Cloud provider, offers secure enterprise-class Cloud, Colocation, and Disaster Recovery services. We have been serving enterprises and SMBs for over 12 years. Our customers include The City and County of San Francisco, Wikipedia, Diamond Foods, The Exploratorium, AT&T, Level3, and Abovenet. UnitedLayer’s secure managed cloud services are delivered from its world class, SSAE 16-certified, PCI compliant, HIPAA compliant, and fully redundant Tier 3 data centers.

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 five data centers in North America – in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Ashburn, and Toronto, with numerous additional networking POPs.

Company information is available at www.unitedlayer.com.

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UnitedLayer Selected By Internet Archive And Burning Man To Provide IP Transit And Colocation.

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UnitedLayer Selected By Internet Archive And Burning Man To Provide IP Transit And Colocation.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 10, 2002 – UnitedLayer, LLC. (UL-LLC), a leading San Francisco Bay Area Internet Infrastructure company, announced that the Internet Archive and Burning Man have selected UnitedLayer to provide IP Transit and Colocation services for their respective organizations.

About Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections. For more information on Internet Archive, please visit http://www.archive.org.

About Burning Man

For 17 years, the Black Rock Desert outside of Reno, Nevada, has been home to the increasingly popular and influential Burning Man event. The annual art event, which began on a beach in San Francisco in 1986, has grown to attract close to 40,000 participants annually, from every state of the Union and twenty-two countries worldwide. For more information on Burning Man, please visit http://www.burningman.com.

About UnitedLayer

UnitedLayer, LLC. is a leading IP Services company in California. UL provides IP services to Fortune 500 companies and small to medium sized companies in the San Francisco and Los Angeles Areas. UL’s network includes 7 data centers within California and expansion plans include East Coast and international facilities. For more information about UnitedLayer’s products and services, please visit http://www.unitedlayer.com

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UnitedLayer announces 2007 corporate goals

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UnitedLayer announces 2007 corporate goals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 10, 2007 – UnitedLayer is pleased to announce 2007 corporate goals

After closing out a record 2006, UnitedLayer is poised to have a banner year and is ready to put forth its corporate goals.

One of UnitedLayer’s primary objectives this year is to increase our transparency so as to provide a complete window into how UnitedLayer operates – this is a huge strategic and competitive differentiator in this IP transit, colocation and managed infrastructure segment for customers have been eager to see what is behind the curtains

“Part of our strategic emphasis this year, will be to grow the both organic methods and acquisitions. ‘Layer’ on top of that the need to focus on customer support thru transparency and you’ve pretty much outlined our 2007 go to market plan”, says Richard Donaldson, VP Sales, Marketing & Development, UnitedLayer.

UnitedLayer is building a brand that will be summarized through a to be announced pledge to our clients and community, this ‘oath’ will serve as the brand foundation and will represent UnitedLayer’s fundamental operating paradigm.

UnitedLayer’s goals will be to continue to focus on IP Transit growth, managed colocation growth and managed infrastructure growth – servers, switches and routers.

“We feel pretty strongly that our business is an execution business. If can do what we set out to do, we will be successful. If we can do what we set out to do and engender a very trustworthy brand, we will be really successful” said Arman Khalili, CEO UnitedLayer.

About UnitedLayer

UnitedLayer, Inc. is a North American internet enabler through offering a suite of internet infrastructure services including: fully managed bandwidth, managed colocation and managed hardware services in multiple datacenters strategically located throughout North America. UnitedLayer provides a single vendor, customer focused suite of established, best-practice internet infrastructure services that enables our customer-partners to realize their internet business goals all backed by a team of recognized industry experts.

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UnitedLayer, Inc. Reports Robust Earnings in Q1 2009

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UnitedLayer, Inc. Reports Robust Earnings in Q1 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2009 — UnitedLayer, Inc. (http://www.unitedlayer.com), a privately held Colocation and Managed Infrastructure Services firm today reported a profitable Q1/2009, despite a broader economic trend of red ink and plunging sales. Today’s disclosure is voluntary.

UnitedLayer, which maintains over 35,000 square feet of Turn-Key Datacenter (TM) space in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles and Ashburn, Va., reported a sales increase of 35% over its last quarter, while EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) increased by 110% over last quarter — a result of cost reductions and streamlining of operations.

The company was not profitable during Q1 through Q3 of 2008 due to aggressive expansion in the California market. However, the company’s outlook for 2009 is significantly positive, and in February, 2009 UnitedLayer secured over $2.5 million in equity and debt financing to support its continued growth.

“Despite the macroeconomic uncertainty, we have experienced our second consecutive profitable quarter and hold a positive outlook for the remainder of 2009. We remain on target to have a profitable 2009 and have no additional needs for outside funding. Increasing demand from existing and prospective customers has significantly increased utilization of our facilities,” said Arman Khalili, CEO of UnitedLayer. “With the continued rise in demand for scalable, secure and reliable Internet infrastructure services, we have seen tremendous growth this past year across our service offerings.”/p>

Founded in 2001, UnitedLayer offers a suite of IP Transport, Colocation, and Managed Solutions. It operates a nationwide MPLS/IP network consisting of three data centers and ten routing/peering nodes.

About UnitedLayer, Inc.

UnitedLayer, Inc. is a premier North American Colocation and Internet infrastructure services firm. It offers IP transit, colocation and managed infrastructure services in multiple datacenters strategically located throughout North America. UnitedLayer’s mission is to empower businesses of all sizes to make smarter decisions with the infrastructure needed to start, build, scale and optimize their online presence.

For additional information, please visit UnitedLayer at http://www.unitedlayer.com.