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UnitedLayer Case Study_Migration to a Private Cloud, Dedicated Managed Servers, IT Consultation_San Francisco, Los Angeles
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UnitedLayer Case Study_Migration to a Private Cloud, Dedicated Managed Servers, IT Consultation_San Francisco, Los Angeles


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How UnitedLayer Helped WOWIO …

How UnitedLayer Helped WOWIO

Expertise: UnitedLayer has the expertise to solve complex problems. Their analysis of our code and their solution recommendations saved us a considerable amount of money.

Consultation and Support: UnitedLayer has a very consultative approach and are very service oriented, and they consistently work through issues in a very courteous and professional manner.

Confidence: We felt very confident dealing with UnitedLayer right from the start, and look forward to doing future business.

UnitedLayer, LLC is a premier IT infrastructure provider serving enterprise clients. We offer colocation, managed services, private clouds, business continuity solutions and hybrid hosting out of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Ashburn and Toronto.

We are known for our world-class, SSAE 16-certified, fully redundant datacenter facilities with extreme connectivity. As well as our 24/7 stellar customer service and the ability to deploy and manage comprehensive IT infrastructure solutions.

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  • 1. UNI-1 EDLAYERYour IT Infrastructure. Delivered.Cloud, Managed, Co location and Disaster Recovery WOWIOJacob Morris, COO of WOWIO, a digital media company and division of Studio W, needed anew IT provider for his web properties. WOWIO was spending exorbitant amounts with anotherprovider on services they did not want or need. In addition, their Chief Technology Officer(CTO) left the company, so they needed consultative support as well. Jacob began his searchfor a new IT partner that would meet his needs at a reasonable price.What made you choose Unitedlayer as yourprovider?We wanted a cost effective, quality solution for ourweb properties, as well as dependable support tohandle our migration. This was particularlyimportant since we didnt have a CTO. We choseUnitedlayer mainly because of Mike, the accountmanager. Mikes personality, care, feedback andresponsiveness sealed the deal for us. We felt veryconfident in Unitedlayer due to his dedication toour needs.How did Unitedlayer help you address your needs?Before our CTO left, we were looking at this strictly as a colocation project. But after a thorough audit of ouservers and budget, the Unitedlayer team determined we could save significantly with a dedicated managedserver solution and migration to a private cloud. The team also provided a detailed proposal on the migration,telling us exactly what to do.
  • 2. What did you appreciate most about Now that you are a customer of Unitedlayer,Unitedlayer during your migration? what value have you received?The project started as a relatively simple We have an IT provider we can depend on. We feelphysical-to-virtual (P2V) migration - to host virtual confident in Unitedlayer for high availability andmachines on hypervisor machines in Unitedlayers reliability. We are confident our partnership withLA data center. However, it turned out to be much Unitedlayer will thrive, and are relieved we wontmore complicated due to the lack of source code have to hire a full IT team .and documentation on our end to fully support amigration. Despite this, the Unitedlayer team wasable to reverse engineer our web application andsuccessfully migrate our website. They were •• We are very pleased with thecompletely dedicated and immediately on top of outcome - a great solution at aevery issue that came up, and their expertise great price, with great servicethroughout the process was impressive. The teamsdedication, expertise and support were critical; they ongoing. held our hand through the entire process.What stood out for you in working withUnitedlayer?Their expertise in networking and computersystems. It turned out our website did not lend itselfto migration. This complicated things significantly;requiring additional analysis and expertise to divedeep into the web application, comb through thecode and devise solutions. At the end, Unitedlayerknew our application better than we did, playing theunexpected role of software consultant as part ofthe engagement.