UnitedLayer, the hybrid hosting experts and a leading provider of cloud, disaster recovery and colocation services, today announced it has opened a new datacenter in Vancouver, Canada to strengthen its position as a one-stop provider of hybrid cloud hosting services for enterprises, government agencies, media and other organizations with hybrid hosting needs.
With a new website (www.unitedlayer.com) to highlight its capabilities, UnitedLayer will offer integrated hybrid cloud hosting from traditional colocation to private and public clouds, and disaster recovery for business continuity. UnitedLayer believes business agility is critical for survival. As an organization's IT and hybrid cloud management needs evolve, UnitedLayer will provide the technologies and capabilities that allow organizations to plan for today and grow into tomorrow.
According to IDG Research Services, more than 50 percent of the organizations polled are already using or planning to move to a hybrid cloud.
"UnitedLayer brings expertise in networking, storage and security as well 24/7 support, data center expertise and knowledge of High Availability systems," said Sherif Agib, VP of Operations of Granicus. "As a global leader in Cloud solutions for Government, our customers count on Granicus for the world's largest and most reliable legislative content network. With presence in multiple UnitedLayer data centers, including Vancouver, Canada, we rely on UnitedLayer as the primary hosting provider for serving up all of our Canadian Customers through a highly connected network."
Hybrid cloud management breaks down the barriers between "old fashioned" legacy IT (such as colocation and on-premise servers) and the cloud model of today in order to support a comprehensive IT infrastructure that can talk as "one." One network, shared IP address, one set of load balancer and firewalls and one SLA: one partner who can offer endless capabilities.
"UnitedLayer's hybrid approach allows a business to take advantage of the scalability and cost-effectiveness that cloud computing offers without having to jettison its legacy infrastructure – whether it be on-premise VMware cloud or even colocation," said Abhijit Phanse, CEO of UnitedLayer. "UnitedLayer provides our customers with a true hybrid cloud and a vision for a long term partnership, allowing them to plan for its IT infrastructure needs for today, yet helping them grow as their business evolves over time."