United Layer Expands at 200 Paul

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Managed infrastructure provider UnitedLayer has leased additional space at 200 Paul Avenue, the San Francisco carrier hotel operated by Digital Realty Trust (DLR). UnitedLayer is leasing a Turn-Key Datacenter from Digital Realty Trust that supports up to 3,000 additional servers, and has extended its lease commitment at 200 Paul through 2018. The 10-year lease for the new space is valued at more than $6 million, the company said.

UnitedLayer was already a tenant at 200 Paul Avenue, and earlier this year upgraded the power and cooling capacity for its existing space. The continued growth inside 200 Paul is part of a broader expansion to position UnitedLayer for the “incredible demand” in the San Francisco market for managed colocation services.

“The demand for internet infrastructure services seems nearly insatiable,” said Richard Donaldson, UnitedLayer’s VP of Sales, Marketing and Development. “Our continued expansion inside one of the internet’s key strategic physical addresses allows us to optimally serve the ongoing demand for our services.”


“UnitedLayer is a growing company, and we are excited that they are expanding in one of our key properties, 200 Paul Avenue in San Francisco,” said Brent Behrman, Vice President at Digital Realty Trust. “200 Paul is consistently at the top of the list for companies wanting to connect to the Internet’s backbone, and we are pleased to see that demand be captured by one of 200 Paul’s most active tenants.”

Digital Realty’s Turn-Key Datacenter Space provides tenants with finished data center space that can be customized for their needs, allowing for rapid expansion without new construction. Digital builds out its Turn-Key space using a pod architecture that divides each property into compartmentalized data centers of between 8,000 and 12,000 square feet. Other DLR tenants who have leased Turn-Key space include Savvis (SVVS), EDS, Computer Sciences Corp., British Telecom (BT), Cogent (CCOI), Net2EZ, Edmunds.com and CyberVerse.

“Digital is simply the best in the industry to work with, hands-down,” said Arman Khalili, CEO of UnitedLayer. “Their business philosophy is one of transparency, and that aligns well with UnitedLayer’s Technocratic Oath, thus we view Digital Realty Trust not only as a landlord but more as a truly valued business partner.”

Digital Realty Trust owns 69 properties in 26 markets throughout North America and Europe, offering 12.1 million rentable square feet, including 1.8 million square feet of space held for redevelopment.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.