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AIS Lightwave Data Center

AIS: Business-Ready IT Infrastructure

AIS is southern California’s market leader for business-ready IT infrastructure, cloud and colocation. Our customers choose AIS because they value security, compliance, connectivity, and support.

Our mission is to provide innovative and trusted enterprise-class IT infrastructure so our clients can focus on their core business.

Founded in 1989 as American Internet Services, LLC, AIS increased scale through the acquisition of several San Diego-based Internet Service Providers including WebCC, ADNC and Internet Express. AIS added further capacity and capabilities in 2008 through the acquisition of the Complex Drive chain of data centers. In 2012 AIS expanded into cloud services by adding  multi-tenant Cloud Services from its San Diego and Phoenix locations. In 2016 AIS became directly connected to AWS. 

The company is led by an experienced, award winning management team and is backed by seasoned private equity investment professionals at Seaport Capital, Viridian Investments, and DuPont Capital Management. Key company milestones include:

2017 – Added Veeam Physical Server Backup and Recovery Services
2016 – Established AWS Direct Connection
2015 – Added Veeam Cloud Backup and Recovery Services
2014 – Launched NetApp Managed Storage Service
2013 – Completed Title 21 CFR Part 11 Audit
2013 – Won IT Executive of the Year
2012 – Won Most Admired CEO of the Year
2012 – Launched VMware-Based Cloud Service
2012 – Won IT Executive of the Year
2010 – Completed 3 Years of SAS70 Audits
2009 – Opened Phoenix Data Center
2008 – Acquired Complex Drive
2007 – Purchased by Seaport, Viridian, DuPont
2004 – Acquired Internet Express
2001 – Acquired ADNC
1998 – Acquired WebCC
1989 – Company Founded

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AIS continues to invest in the people, processes, infrastructure, training, and certifications needed to help clients pass their most stringent audit requirements regarding security, privacy, and integrity of sensitive information. Through action and oversight we’ve demonstrated our commitment to this important industry segment so that companies facing FDA requirements can have confidence in working with AIS for fully-compliant data center services. Greg Rollet, CEOAIS Data Centers

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