Colocation in San Diego, Phoenix

Colocation in San Diego, Phoenix

Colocation Has Never Been Easier in the Southwest

AIS Data Centers operates six enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data centers for BusinessColo and BusinessCloud services in the Southwest.

AIS Colocation

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Each AIS Data Centers location is designed and operated to meet the highest levels of redundancy to ensure client services for colocation are always available.

To maximize performance, security, and reliability, AIS Data Centers manages its own redundant optical network, which allows real-time service delivery from multiple points on the Internet to any AIS Data Centers facility.

The AIS Data Centers service architecture is based on ITIL v3 and the facilities are audited periodically in accordance with SSAE 16 SOC 1, 2, and 3 Type 2 requirements.

Diverse BusinessColo Data Center Footprint

Over 500 clients spanning dozens of industries have made AIS Data Centers their strategic IT service provider of choice.

Flexible BusinessColo Choices

  • Private data center suites and custom cages ranging from 100 to 5,000 sq ft
  • Colocation cabinets in 13u, 14u, 17u, 22u, 26u, 42u, 45u, and 54u sizes
  • Shared colocation cabinet space in one (1) rack unit increments
  • Roof rights for any application, such as line of site (LOS), point-to-point, microwave, short wave, high frequency (HF), or HDTV

Regional Network

Using the AIS Data Centers redundant optical network, clients can manage multiple colocation data center footprints for secure, scalable, and redundant primary and disaster recovery service.

  • Diverse fiber entrances to withstand multiple cuts and maintain connectivity
  • Premium Blended Bandwidth with Tier 1 carriers AT&T, Comcast, Cox, Level 3, Savvis, Sprint, Verizon, XO and direct peering via Any2 Exchange & Cenic International Internet Exchanges
  • Multiple fiber providers including AboveNet, AGL, AT&T, Cogent, Cox, Global Crossing, Integra (ELI), Internap, Level 3, Qwest/CenturyLink, SRP, Sprint, TelePacific, TW Telecom, Verizon (MCI), Wiltel, and XO
  • Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) in Ethernet or Fiber
  • Carrier neutral meet-me room

HVAC Systems

  • Cold Aisle Containment
  • Full data-grade HVAC system with N+1 redundancy

Abundant Power Availability

  • A/B, 208v / 120v power distribution
  • Standard 12KW per rack; higher densities available base upon client demand
  • N+1 emergency generator configuration

To ensure unsurpassed reliability and availability for all clients, AIS Data Centers network and power systems have N+1 / 2N redundancy levels.

Physical Security

  • 24x7x365 security personnel
  • Video cameras with remote door release at facility mantrap and entrance
  • Geometric hand scanners
  • Digital card access at all data center doors
  • CCTV digital surveillance system with 90-180 day storage
  • Client equipment is tagged upon arrival and entered in client account for monitoring

Client Amenities

  • Isolated and secure shipping and receiving area
  • Equipment staging area with secure storage
  • Client work area with wireless and wired Internet
  • Client lounge

Client Support Services

  • 24x7x365 dedicated data center Client Services Engineers
  • Remote hands and eyes
  • Managed tape rotation and storage

Learn more about AIS Client Services at this link.

Company Profile

  • Public or private equity funding
  • In business for at least 10 years
  • HQ and management based in the United States
  • Profitable
  • Audited financials from a national CPA firm
  • Operates multiple data centers in multiple geographies
  • Can provide numerous reference accounts

Data Center Structure

  • Square footage
  • Separate service galleys
  • Onsite office space available
  • Truck / shipping bays (#)
  • Shipping / receiving area isolated from colo floor
  • Client staging area with secure storage
  • Burn-in / staging area available
  • Major delivery services available
  • Easily accessible from airport / highway

Surrounding Area

  • Not located in flood plain
  • Not located in flight path
  • Not adjacent to highway with hazardous shipping
  • Not adjacent to railroad tracks

Environmental Threats

  • Earthquakes
  • Tornadoes
  • Hurricanes
  • Tidal flooding
  • River flooding
  • Tsunami
  • Blizzards / hail storms

Backup Power

  • Backup generators onsite (#)
  • Total backup capacity currently available (MW)
  • Hours of diesel fuel runtime w/ onsite supply
  • Response time for contracted fuel resupply delivery
  • Battery backup capacity at load (minutes)


  • Redundant compressors / chillers (#)
  • A and B power feeds to each cooling system
  • Ambient air temperature and tolerance
  • Ambient humidity and tolerance
Compliance / Certification

  • SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2
  • SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type 2
  • SSAE 16 SOC 3 Type 2
  • 21 CFR Part 11

Access Control

  • Perimeter fencing
  • 24 x 7 x 365 onsite security staff
  • Closed circuit TV surveillance w/ 90 days storage
  • Customer defined access lists
  • Visitor tracking
  • Geometric hand screening
  • Mantraps
  • Card access control at all interior data center doors
  • Locking cabinets, cages, and suites
  • 24 x 7 x 365 customer access without delay

Tier 1 Network Carriers

  • AT&T
  • Comcast
  • Cox
  • Level 3
  • Savvis
  • Sprint
  • Verizon
  • XO

Network Connectivity

  • Cross-connects available via any media type
  • Cross-connect fee ($)
  • Carrier-neutral data center
  • Onsite meet-me-room
  • Diverse fiber entry vaults
  • IPv6 available
  • Performance-routed blended IP bandwidth available
  • Private data transport between data centers
  • Dark fiber available
  • Roof rights and wireless service available

Support Services

  • Remote hands, Smart hands
  • Rack-and-stack
  • Tape rotation
  • Structured cabling
  • 24 x 7 x 365 onsite operations staff
  • Facility-wide free wireless Internet access
  • Client lounge equipped with kitchen, beverages
  • Conference room with projector

Contact AISto learn more about AIS BusinessColo in the Southwest.

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