We hope your Halloween was scary and that your Thanksgiving will be bountiful. We’re definitely hitting our stride here at AIS, with lots of exciting news to share – so here goes.[divider]
We just unveiled our special Life Sciences Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that supports a growing library of popular research tools including BLAST, Galaxy, and RNA-Seq commonly used by biotech, genomics sequencing, and pharmaceutical scientists.
Called AIS ClearCompute, the platform consists of “best-of-breed” compute and storage technologies and leverages the AIS high-speed network connectivity, our keen understanding of compliance and regulatory requirements, and our close geographic proximity to the Life Sciences community in the Southwestern region.
We worked closely with Cirrhus9, a full service technology and cloud computing system integrator with deep knowledge of the Life Sciences space, to develop this platform.
AIS ClearCompute joins our existing cloud computing portfolio that consists of AIS BusinessCloud1, San Diego’s first full-featured VMware-based cloud service built with state-of-the-art compute, network, and storage technologies optimized for security, performance, and reliability.
AIS Featured in 451 Research / Tier 1 Research Write-up
As you may already know, last month we announced the availability of our flagship AIS BusinessCloud1 cloud service in Phoenix, Arizona.
Tier 1 Research analyst Michael Levy toured our Van Buren data center in Phoenix and included us in a write-up about “Phoenix providers you should know.”
In it, he provided details about the facility, pointing out that “all critical power systems in this location are configured to a 2N redundancy. In terms of space, the AIS Phoenix footprint is 63% utilized; however, in terms of power, it is only 14% utilized.”
He also noted how a significant portion of our customer base in Phoenix consists of existing clients that leverage this facility for disaster recovery purposes, using our diversely routed private optical network between datacenters for secure Layer 2 connectivity. In fact, roughly 75% of the provider’s Phoenix customers are based in San Diego; the remaining 25% are headquartered in Phoenix and other locations.
Kevin O’Hare on Cloud ROI & What You Need to Know
AIS chief financial officer, Kevin O’Hare penned a piece about Cloud ROI. In it he talks about tangible and intangible costs, listing five key points under each category. The walk-away is that there are many variables that come into play when it comes to getting a handle on the true ROI of the Cloud.
We’ve got a New Look!
Not to bury the lead here, but if you linked to any of the above, you may have done a double take. It’s true, the AIS website has had a makeover.
We overhauled the entire site to improve user experience, facilitate navigation, increase search engine optimization, integrate social media, and ease content administration.
The feedback so far is quite positive. What do YOU think? Please let me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s on Deck…
We’ve got some really exciting events coming up!
November 8: Breakfast Event at BIOCOM: A Conversation on Cloud Computing
We are teaming up with BIOCOM to host a breakfast featuring Dr. Timothy Chou, a noted authority on cloud computing. The topic is “Putting the Cloud in Context… Laying the Foundation for the Future.” It is being held at the BIOCOM Boardroom
4510 Executive Drive, Plaza 7, in San Diego. Registration begins at 8am with Dr. Chou’s presentation running from 8:15 to 9:15am.
November 8: CommNexus Security SIG: Cloud Security Considerations
At our Lightwave facility in San Diego, we will be hosting a highly relevant, informative, and entertaining session on “Cloud Security Considerations: What You Need to Know” featuring Dr. Timothy Chou, a noted authority on cloud computing, and security expert Peter Bybee, CISSA, CISA. It takes place from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
Refreshments will be served.
November 29-30: AIS CEO to Present at Real Estate Development for Data Centers Event
AIS CEO Tim Caulfield will be participating in a panel discussion at the Information Management Network (IMN) Data Centers Financing Investing Real Estate Development conference that is taking place in Santa Clara on November 29-30.
AIS CEO Spearheads Fundraising for local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
And speaking of the boss, he has just has joined the Board of Trustees for the local branch (San Diego & Hawaii Chapter) of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) where he will help spearhead fundraising efforts.
Caulfield brings extensive experience, having served as a board member, president of the Orange County and Inland Empire Chapter, and at the national level as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from 2002 to 2008.[divider]