Expert Update: World IPv6 Day

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The Internet Society’s World IPv6 Day took place on June 8, 2011. AIS joined more than 225 participating organizations from every part of the globe in a “test flight” that occurred over a 24-hour period.  Along with testing functionality and interoperability, the purpose of doing this simultaneously with other companies was to raise awareness and accelerate IPv6 deployment across the …

Expert Tip: Considerations for Data Center Selection

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Our team of experts has come up with some suggestions on what to look for when selecting a data center for colocation purposes.  They touch upon Power Distribution, Connectivity, HVAC, Security and amenities. Another thing to ponder is the human aspect.  If you have any questions for our experts, click here: AskAnExpert@www.americanis.net. You can also talk to someone on our ProServices …

AIS Experts to Offer Tips, Insights & More

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As mentioned throughout this website, one of our strengths is the team of experts we’ve gathered to work the customer side and handle the nitty-gritty tech side of things.  You are definitely in good hands from the moment you place the call or fill out the Request for Information. Our CEO, Tim Caulfield, has often remarked how the company is …

On Compliance: What SSAE 16 is About

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SAS 70 has been touted on a number of websites for businesses offering data center services.  It has been the equivalent of the “Good Housekeeping” stamp of approval since its inception as a cornerstone audit in 1992. Goodbye SAS 70, Hello SSAE 16: SAS 70 is being retired this year. In its place AIS has achieved compliance for the SSAE 16 SOC …

On Service Delivery: Helping your Service Provider Help You

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A recent story in The Wall Street Journal about the ripple effect of technology glitches at U.S. airlines  –inconveniencing thousands of travelers, spawning long airport lines, delaying or canceling flights — got me thinking. More often than not, the root cause has been said to be some sort of maintenance or software update that goes awry.  Which got me further thinking, did …

On Smart Planning: Considerations when Selecting a Colocation Facility

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There are many reasons why companies seek a colocation facility for their data center needs. Perhaps it’s the benefit derived from a cost-effective, quick-access solution. Or, there may be a desire for a higher tier Level facility with better infrastructure and tighter security.  Whatever the drivers may be, for the desired results to be achieved, a critical step is to …

On Data Centers: Power Redundancy Ponderables

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Having a redundant power supply would seem to be a “no brainer.” After all, a failover option in case electrical power is interrupted would seem to be a business essential. But the answer is not always so simple: different users have different requirements for reliability and uptime; there are a variety of ways to achieve different levels of power redundancy; …

AIS for LLS Campaign is a Success

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We just concluded a drive to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. AIS was the title sponsor of the Leukemia Cup Regatta event sponsored by the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club off Newport Beach, CA. We also held a special AIS for LLS outing at Petco Park where San Diego Padres played an afternoon game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Attendance …

AIS Sponsors Cybersecurity Symposium

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On May 17, 2011, we joined Robert Half Technology and Xerox as Gold Sponsors of the “Securing Our eCity Cybersecurity Symposium — Spring & 4th Annual IT Executive of the Year Awards” which which took place at the Doubletree Hotel San Diego, Mission Valley in San Diego, California. The symposium, which had the San Diego Business Journal and ESET as …

IPv6: AIS Has You Covered

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In February 2010, the last batches of IPv4 addresses were handed out, which means the transition to IPv6 is underway. Moving from the old 32-bit IP address protocol (4.3 billion possible addresses) to the new 128-bit address protocol (which make for a vastly huge number of addresses) is a challenge – especially since one variety of IP address cannot talk …