CIO Insider Cover Story: UnitedLayer’s CEO, Abhijit Phanse explains and shares his insights on “Leveraging the Capabilities of Software-Defined Data Centers and Private Clouds.”

CIO Insider Cover Story: UnitedLayer’s CEO, Abhijit Phanse explains and shares his insights on “Leveraging the Capabilities of Software-Defined Data Centers and Private Clouds.”

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CIO Insider Cover Story: UnitedLayer’s CEO, Abhijit Phanse explains and shares his insights on “Leveraging the Capabilities of Software-Defined Data Centers and Private Clouds.”

This is CIO Insider’s exclusive cover story with Abhijit Phanse, CEO of UnitedLayer. He talks about new trends like the demand of Software-Defined Everything in the cloud, the company’s philosophy, growth of the company, its thriving cloud business, and the challenges that lie ahead.

Over the past two decades, UnitedLayer has been providing comprehensive data center infrastructure and managed cloud solutions to various industries like Technology, Media, Telecom, Oil & Gas, and Banking Financial Services and Insurance across the globe.

The journey started with Accelon Capital, a mid-market private equity investment fund created by Abhijit and three professors from Stanford. Later they acquired UnitedLayer, the largest colocation data center provider in San Francisco using this fund with an aim to create high-performance, highly-available (99.999%), secure, agile, scalable, and modern colocation and multicloud solutions of the future.

The conversation starts with company’s philosophy which is deep-rooted in the need for having a three cloud strategy i.e. “The laws of the land, physics, and economics dictate that hybrid cloud will continue to the future of enterprise computing,” as stated by Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware which considers that Software-Defined Everything is the future.

Abhijit further explains UnitedLayer’s role in the Software-Defined private cloud evolution by talking about their Software-Defined Multicloud Data Center Platform that converts any legacy data center into a modern (hybrid and multicloud) data center.

During the course of the journey, several innovative solutions like UnityOneCloud were created to manage, monitor, audit, and support end-to-end cloud deployments. UnityOneCloud is a SaaS platform that provides a single pane of glass for seamless management of any cloud environment from bare-metal to serverless configurations in data centers, private clouds, and public clouds.

UnitedLayer utilized its 15 years of experience in the industry and created another organic spin-off known as United Private Cloud using it’s G3 IaaS Private Cloud platform, which is a third-generation private cloud solution perfected to deliver enterprise-grade cloud solutions and support modern applications like VMware, Kubernetes, SAP, and Oracle.

Before UnitedLayer, Abhijit Phanse co-founded the company called Scintera (acquired by NYSE: INPHI and NASDAQ: MXIM) that delivered high-performance signal processors in the wireless base station and data center infrastructure space. “Recognizing the industry’s path, creating a vision for our company, and building a team to deliver solutions to solve the real-world hybrid cloud challenges for our customers has been my contribution,” says the CEO, Abhijit Phanse.

About UnitedLayer:

UnitedLayer is a major Colocation, Private Cloud, and Managed Services provider that operates data centers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. UnitedLayer puts you on the fast track to growth and helps you realize the full value of your investment in any cloud infrastructure solution. We design, build, and manage Enterprise-Grade Colocation, Private Cloud, and Public Cloud solutions that meet the performance, security, and scalability requirements to serve enterprises’ unique business needs.

About United Private Cloud:

United Private Cloud is an enterprise-grade Software-Defined Private Cloud company delivering enterprise-grade private clouds across 12 data centers over 5 continents. United Private Cloud’s G3 IaaS delivers high-performance, 99.999% availability, locked-down security, and software-defined agility and scalability while delivering greater than 30% cost savings compared to any primary public cloud provider. We are one of the world’s experts at building and operating highly available, secure, and scalable private clouds.

About UnityOneCloud:

UnityOneCloud is a Software-as-a-Service company that provides the most comprehensive enterprise-grade Multicloud Management platform for managing your real hybrid cloud environments. We help manage, monitor, audit, support, and observe all your hybrid cloud assets right from bare-metal to serverless configurations in data centers, private clouds, and public clouds.

For more information on how UnitedLayer can assist your digital transformation, please view the full copy of the discussion here and visit our website, https://www.unitedlayer.com/cio-insider-cover-page/.

Life at UnitedLayer!

Life at UnitedLayer!

UnitedLayer allows you to hone your skills by working on live projects and industry interactions from the day you join. This helps to convert any theoretical knowledge into applicable practical wisdom. We promote a healthy work environment that is based on positive relationships with your co-workers and peers. To promote that, we offer regular team outings for all our employees where they engage in team-building recreational and fun activities.

With the prevalent rife of the pandemic, the concern is not about where you work, but how you work. So, keeping the wellness and safety of our employees on priority, we have introduced several work-from-home policies to make certain that our employees have the right tools, resources, and equipment to serve our clients better. To assist our UnitedLayer family, we have purchased additional COVID 19 health insurance coverage for our employees, their spouse, and dependent children to cover certain medical costs related to the Coronavirus. We will be extending an allowance for the internet expense for all UnitedLayer India employees during this Work From Home period.
Our company also nominates employees from various departments for several categories of recognition like New Kid on the Block, Leadership in Making. These awards are given to a select few employees that are able to demonstrate commendable work for our clients and our organization within a short period of time which motivates them to perform even better. Sales incentives provided by UnitedLayer are attractive and above industry standards.

We also provide several onshore opportunities that are also endowed by UnitedLayer under the category of the international travel policy where the company bears all the expenses of the employee on that particular project. We have a shift allowance policy in place that enables our employees to work in different shifts as required by the business to work safely and securely within office premises. We have a special security policy for our female employees who work in the night shifts.

The management makes sure that all the employees who do overtime are paid fairly for their extra work and efforts. We help and encourage our team to create a healthy work-life balance between their personal and professional lives.

We aspire to be an organization that ensures the wellbeing of all its employees. We have very precise functioning policies for sexual harassment and the authority keeps a track of all sorts of non-permissible actions of the employees. Harassment and workplace violence are strictly prohibited and such cases are directly handled by management for swift action. We care and don’t leave our employee’s hands in a bad situation.

In good times as well as in the bad times we always remain with our employees. The company provides health insurance to full-time employees under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

We arrange “Gift Cheque” on the occasion of an employees’ marriage or the marriage of the employee’s child. We have various favorable plans for all our employees to ensure that we are there as a team with them, be it in their celebrations or bereavement. The holiday calendars in our company vary under different regions like the U.S, Canada, and India.

Broaden your horizons by joining our team of professionals and get a chance to grow in a healthy environment which enhances your skill sets and challenges your abilities in multiple areas.

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.

VMware and VMware vCenter are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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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 https://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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