A Successful Colocation Deployment Over The Weekend By UnitedLayer

A Successful Colocation Deployment Over The Weekend By UnitedLayer

Sometimes a complex colocation deployment may take weeks or even months to get planned, implemented, and deployed. However, the world will keep on spinning, and a lot of business opportunities will be lost if your colocation provider is not fast enough to serve your every critical need within the given time, budget, and required scope of your project.

The problem with faster colocation deployment is that it needs to be done the ‘first time right,’ which again requires a lot of experience and can be only provided by a select few vendors like UnitedLayer, which shines out with its two decades of experience in solving complicated colocation and hybrid cloud problems. One of the biggest social media companies, the largest online encyclopedia, and one of the leading American internet hosting providers trust UnitedLayer for their complex colocation needs.

This write-up will take you through another success story of UnitedLayer in the colocation market featured by datacenterhawk. We at UnitedLayer take a lot of pride in delivering instant colocation solutions within a short period of time, which is mission-critical for our modern-day customers.

This industry case study will showcase a just-in-time joint venture between UnitedLayer and datacenterHawk to support an AI and ML technology pioneer to migrate its mission-critical IT infrastructure into UnitedLayer’s agile colocation environment.

CTO of an American Major ML and AI firm found himself in a situation where the lease on the current colocation space was about to expire. The customer provides Machine Learning(ML) and Artificial Intelligence(AI) for marketing and product innovation.

The customer browsed and sent quote requests to many data centers in the Bay Area and came across UnitedLayer, which supported all his requirements, including 11⁄2 racks, 500 MBPS bandwidth, Azure AWS, and GCP connectivity and the cost. The team of UnitedLayer assured the customer that the relocation of their colocation would be taken care of in a span of 72 hours.

Fortunately for the customer, UnitedLayer was prepared to field the request. What resulted was a flurry of activity rarely seen to help the customer make his move.

  • UnitedLayer scheduled a same-day tour of 200 Paul* and delivered pricing in less than 24 hours.
  • The team at UnitedLayer was able to expedite the provisioning and customer onboarding.
  • The team did an after-hours install on Saturday and put connectivity in place on Sunday.
  • The customer was able to move in on Monday, avoiding any sort of costly interruption of IT service.

Within a record time of 72 hours, the customer could proceed with the initial request to deploy a business functional colocation facility.

CEO of UnitedLayer, Abhijit Phanse, explained, With UnitedLayer, we have almost two decades of experience in building, managing, and delivering some of the most complex enterprise-grade colocation solutions across AI & ML, TMT, Retail, Logistics, Oil & Gas, Government & BFSI sector,  This case study is one of the best examples which showcases our faster delivery and quick turnaround time to accommodate urgent business needs of our customers across the globe. Our experts can help any company in creating a migration strategy, assess multiple application portfolios, review several cost structures, and identify the best-fit cloud platform  to serve the unique needs of our customers.”

The customer can deploy and manage their existing hardware in our premier Tier-3 data center facility while still maintaining the level of access, control, and security of a data center that resides entirely on their premises. With the UnitedColocation solution, one can eliminate the hassle and cost of running their own data center while setting their business up for a future in the cloud.

The customer secures his data in UnitedLayer’s 200 Paul data center, the only data center in San Francisco built on bedrock with Zone 4 construction and is not in a 500-year flood plain. UnitedColocation provides 24x7x365 uptime reliability of their network along with fast and predictable performance in IT Operations. It delivers greater than N+1 architecture for uninterrupted power and cooling along with 99.999% high availability for applications and systems with a seamless software-defined upgrade of the network, storage, and compute from 1G to 20G.

Our Software-Defined Multicloud Data Center Platform is a technology platform that converts any legacy data center into a modern hybrid cloud and multicloud data center. The compliance assures security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and customer data privacy to the customers to cater to their business requirements.

We enable comprehensive managed services like Remote Hands, Smart Hands, Infrastructure Management, Network Management, Container Management, IT Estate Management, Database Management, Disaster Recovery, Cloud Migration, Cloud Connectivity, Data Privacy Management along with Security and Compliance. The customer can utilize a colocation site that is highly secure and compliant to industry-leading standards such as SSAE 16, HIPAA, ISO 14001, ISO 22301, PCI-DSS, NIST, FISMA, and SOC. The company is LEED Gold certified in green building strategies to support long-term sustainability.

With carrier-neutral carrier-dense interconnections with hyper-scale public cloud providers, we offer a suite of colocation services that provide a huge cost-advantage, scalability, and security for data center solutions and Hybrid Cloud solutions.

About UnitedLayer:

UnitedLayer is a leading provider of Colocation services across the globe. It manages the only data center in San Francisco that is built on solid bedrock. The location serves many engineering, technology, and internet service providers and is the leading data center for the Bay Area and San Francisco colocation.

About 200 Paul:

UnitedLayer’s 200 Paul data center is the only data center in San Francisco built on bedrock with Zone 4 construction and is not in a 500-year flood plain. UnitedLayer’s fully redundant data center space is not in the liquefaction or landslide zone for the next 100-year and is seismically rated for protection against earthquakes.

The high network density at 200 Paul Avenue makes it an ideal interconnection point for the entire west coast, providing connectivity to leading domestic and Asia Pacific carriers, making it extremely viable to support any complex business need.

Company Culture at UnitedLayer

Company Culture at UnitedLayer

The company’s culture is one thing that we live and breathe every single day. We, at UnitedLayer, believe in the core values of the company. We endeavor to create a collaborative work culture where employees are encouraged to share innovative ideas. We provide our employees with a plethora of opportunities to shine and learn something new daily.

We have a team of smart, creative, passionate professionals who are always learning and teaching. Our culture is one that celebrates, motivates, and supports our employees. We are focused on the “Problems are Opportunities” philosophy. The company has institutionalized a meritocracy culture and offers employee development programs powered by innovation labs.

One of the perks of working with UnitedLayer is exposure. Our employees experience the global exposure of working with top technology companies and brands across the globe. With a team of seasoned professionals, the employees get to work with senior management and the firsthand exposure to mentorship. Our work culture is based on the notion of equality and diversity in providing a fair playing ground for all employees.

“Fail First and Move Fast.” That our mantra!

Innovation is encouraged in every department. We offer a long term engaging career and gamification and recreational activities to drive employee motivation and spirit. Employee satisfaction begins with creating a supportive and comprehensive environment where every employee feels welcome. We at UnitedLayer aspire to be an organization that ensures all its employees’ wellbeing and is always pushed to learn and develop new skills continuously.

As such, we’ve created a culture where people feel empowered to make a difference; where we’re passionate about innovation and collaboration. UnitedLayer employs thousands of innovators across the United States and several countries worldwide, including Canada, Russia, India, and more! We’re incredibly proud that as we’ve grown, our culture has remained steadfast.

Broaden your horizons by joining our team of professionals and get a chance to grow in a healthy environment that enhances your skills and challenges your abilities in multiple areas. Visit https://test.unitedlayer.com/careers/ today!

Leveraging The Capabilities Of Software-Defined Data Centers And Private Clouds

Leveraging The Capabilities Of Software-Defined Data Centers And Private Clouds

The requirement to simplify network management systems has witnessed an immense growth of the global software-defined anything (SDx) market. Software-Defined Everything is a big trend in Cloud infrastructure. Businesses across all the sectors are changing and are powered by IT in allowing them to remain competitive. Enterprise IT needs to be an agile, configurable, adaptive, and scalable engine to protect enterprises from evolving threats and rapidly take advantage of new opportunities ­ all of which necessitates a Software-Defined Cloud Infrastructure to power enterprise IT. Software-Defined multicloud brings tremendous efficiencies and agility to help modernize IT to give the enterprise a huge competitive advantage.

Facilitating in serving the customers with unique value propositions, VMware is offering solutions right from the desktop to the data center to the cloud platforms. VMware solutions frequent business expansion and growth. With knowledge, skills, and tools, businesses can engage customers and pacify sales and services offered. In helping to drive license and services business, VMware solution creates new business opportunities, increase business gains, and makes companies stand out from their competitors.

Streamlining an organization’s journey into a digital business’ podium, VMware helps tackle the virtual cloud network. A company can gain a network defined purely on software through a virtual cloud network and get the applications and data in private, public, and cloud branches secured. Services delivered by VMware solution providers improve in services receptiveness, supply application, and suppleness. Other solutions delivered include IT optimization, data center solution, IT infrastructure, network infrastructure, etc.

Understanding the benefits of a wide variety of VMware solutions, CIO Insider provided the list of “10 Most Recommended VMware Solution Providers – 2020.” Being thoroughly scrutinized by a different board of judges, including CEOs, CIOs, CXO, analysts, and CIO Insider editorial board, CIO Insider believes these providers have proven grounds to redefine how businesses can integrate VMware software in their core competencies.

Over the past two decades, UnitedLayer has been deploying data centers and private cloud solutions for clients across North America, Europe, and other regions. UnitedLayer’s Software-Defined Multicloud Data Center Platform is a technology platform that converts any legacy data center into a modern hybrid cloud and multicloud data center, with on-demand scalability into private and public cloud resources, comprehensive remote management capabilities, and DevOps automation, to enable complete remote management of your data center colocation cabinets, hardware infrastructure, and hybrid cloud with a single pane of glass.

We deliver a Virtual Data Center dedicated to each customer, which can get connected to the customer’s on-premises infrastructure, and become a seamless extension of their existing data center. With its 99.999% availability and high performance, our cloud solution is something enterprises can trust to run their production workloads in an as-a-Service model, without the need to spend the capital expense for building their data center, refreshing their hardware, and the operating expense of maintaining their data center and IT infrastructure. United Private Cloud also comes with built-in business continuity and disaster recovery solutions so customers can, with the click of a button, leverage a highly redundant failover mechanism delivering a sub-one-minute Recovery Point Objective.

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.

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