American Internet Services (AIS) Adds Cloud-based Storage Solution to Enterprise Managed Services (EMS) Portfolio

Brian Wood Press Releases

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 2, 2011 – American Internet Services (AIS), a leading provider of enterprise-class data center and connectivity services in the western United States, today announced the addition of enterprise cloud archiving to its portfolio of managed services. e-CloudArchive takes the headache and expense out of data archiving. It provides flexibility and diversity through geographically diverse cloud storage nodes. This solution is ideal for meeting compliance and business continuity requirements with granular security and globally secure access.

e-CloudArchive is powered by Nirvanix, a leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services designed specifically for customers with expectations of extreme security, reliability and redundancy levels. It is based on Nirvanix’s Hybrid Cloud Storage solution –a combination of software, hardware, and services that leverages the award-winning Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network to store and replicate data globally. Over 1,200 customers, including multiple Fortune 50 organizations, are using Nirvanix’s cloud storage services worldwide.

“Many of our clients have expressed the desire for a remote storage service that can cost effectively and efficiently handle their business-critical data archival requirements,” said Tim Caulfield, chief executive officer at AIS. “Nirvanix offers a best-in-class, enterprise-grade storage solution with a proven track record. It’s a natural fit for our portfolio of enterprise managed services.”

“One of the key reasons we’ve partnered with AIS is that their data centers have a solid reputation for robust power architecture, security, network high-availability and network redundancy which is ideal for our enterprise-grade cloud storage as a service solution,” said Scott Genereux, president and CEO of Nirvanix. “But more importantly, it’s the professional services, service delivery and client services teams at AIS that clearly differentiate our joint solution in the market place for cloud archival solutions.”

In essence, AIS e-CloudArchive is a very secure storage locker for data that is scalable and has the flexibility to comply with the most stringent corporate or legal data retention policies. Plus, for additional reliability and assurance, data can be transparently copied to more than one data center. All data transmission is encrypted and the storage systems are located in secure facilities.

Clients using this enterprise managed service can directly connect to their cloud storage with a variety of industry-leading enterprise archiving applications or, if they prefer not to install archiving software on their own servers, AIS offers a dedicated, virtualized front-end for the storage network. The AIS gateway servers provide a network share that seamlessly transmits data to the storage cloud. Furthermore, each client has their own cloud storage portal for monitoring and managing its data.

Additional Highlights of AIS e-CloudArchive include:

  • Highly scalable: 500 Gigabytes up to multiple Petabytes of storage.
  • Robust security: Data is protected at all points of access, transmission, and storage.
  • Multi-site replication: Customized data dispersion to global storage facilities.
  • Data integrity: Archive data validation for all storage instances.
  • Variety of access: Flexible access options tailored to business needs.
  • Turnkey service: Fully managed service – no hardware or software to maintain.

Getting Started:

To get started on e-CloudArchive, clients are assigned an AIS service specialist who gathers basic information and explains the core features. For most installations, the next steps are fairly straightforward. If the company is already using an enterprise backup application, it could be as simple as staking out the storage space and changing a few settings. Custom configurations are available as well –all using the same battle-hardened, enterprise-proven cloud storage technology.

As always, AIS will provide Level 1 and Level 2 help desk support along with 24x7x365 email and phone support.

Pricing and Availability:

AIS offers tiered-pricing starting at $125 per month with no setup fee.

About AIS Enterprise Managed Services:

AIS offers a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise-class managed services that can complement a company’s IT strategy in support of their business and operations today and in the future. Whether the need is for high availability in support of disaster recovery/business continuity, an affordable, fully managed, highly reliable, Microsoft Outlook-compatible email and collaboration service with an emphasis on security, or remote data archiving, AIS has the enterprise-class facilities combined with the experienced Professional Services, Service Delivery and Client Services teams that can handle these critical functions cost-effectively and efficiently.

About American Internet Services

American Internet Services (AIS) is an enterprise-class data center and connectivity services company, with seven premium data center footprints in Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix. AIS provides unsurpassed security and award-winning redundancy for both primary and disaster recovery (DR/BCP) colocation setups, cost-effective transit and transport connectivity solutions over fiber, copper and wireless, as well as managed services such as geographic load balancing, Internet firewall security and remote data storage. Privately held, AIS is backed by Seaport Capital, Viridian Investments, and DuPont Capital Management. For more information, visit www.americanis.net or call (866) 971-2656.