May 14, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – UnitedLayer, Inc.
, a privately held Colocation and Managed Infrastructure Services firm, announced today the addition of industry-veteran Edward Buck as director of system architecture. Buck’s executive responsibility includes designing, deploying and managing all systems at the company.
Prior to joining UnitedLayer today, Buck served as founder and CEO of Aptimon, the developer of a next-generation management platform for systems management, monitoring and patch management.
Before launching Aptimon, Buck served as vice president of managed services at UnitedLayer. His original tenure at UnitedLayer was the result of UnitedLayer’s acquisition of ASPextra in 2006, which Buck co-founded. ASPextra was a provider of scalable, managed hosting solutions. In building ASPextra, Buck created a homegrown network and services delivery infrastructure, comprising multiple, geographically dispersed data centers serving customers in the US, Europe and Asia.
Buck has also previously served as director of business development at Nehanet, a company providing on-demand CRM solutions to component manufacturers around the world.
He also served as senior manager at Oracle, where his responsibilities included corporate business development, technology acquisitions, new business development and strategic alliances. While serving at Oracle, Buck was deeply involved in the technical evaluation, acquisition and implementation of Internet and e-commerce technology business deals that shaped much of how the internet evolved in its early years.
“Edward Buck is an enormous asset to the UnitedLayer team. As a seasoned entrepreneur, Edward brings a mix of business acumen and technical competence to all of his pursuits. He embodies the culture and values upon which UnitedLayer is built,” said founder and CEO Arman Khalili. “We are thrilled that Edward decided to come back to UnitedLayer.”
Buck is a regular contributor to a number of open source projects and is the creator and maintainer of the OpenOffice Forum and LinuxSelfhelp.com. Edward received his B.A. from Pomona College.
UnitedLayer, founded in 2001, is a North American internet enabler offering a suite of colocation, Internet and managed infrastructure services. The company is a premier North American Colocation and Internet infrastructure services firm. It offers IP transit, colocation and managed infrastructure services in multiple datacenters strategically located throughout North America. UnitedLayer's mission is to empower businesses of all sizes to make smarter decisions with the infrastructure needed to start, build, scale and optimize their online presence.