Data Center Evolution: The Future is Cloudy, Part 1

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For the last 5 years, the term “cloud computing” has been used to describe a large and ever-expanding list of outsourced information technology (IT) products and services, which can lead to much confusion. So, what exactly is “cloud computing” in today’s world? At its core, cloud computing in the context of corporate IT, is simply a way to deliver services …

451 Research Offers “Take” on AIS BusinessCloud1

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Jeff Paschke, the research manager for multi-tenant datacenters at 451 Research, just did a write-up on AIS (AIS introduces virtual datacenter cloud, expands in Phoenix and upgrades in San Diego) in the Daily T1R (which is a concise summary of industry activity with a particular focus on the multi-tenant datacenter, colocation, enterprise and mass market hosting sectors that they send out …

AIS Unveils Virtual Data Center IaaS – AIS BusinessCloud1

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San Diego’s first full-featured VMware-based cloud service, optimized for performance and availability, removes cloud migration cost barriers SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 27, 2012 – American Internet Services (AIS), a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud and connectivity services in the western United States, today announced AIS BusinessCloud1 (BC1) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based on the widely used VMware …

Putting IT in Context: Cloud as Game Changer

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CEOs are constantly challenged with finding ways to transform their businesses and to take old problems and turn them into new opportunities. They are also looking for ways to effectively differentiate themselves from their competition. One area that holds significant promise for companies in fast growth mode or emerging markets is the IT area. Organizations that are not heavily invested …

Where You Store Your Data Does Matter, Have You Considered The Cloud?

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Data storage requirements are exploding at an alarming rate. In a recent Aberdeen Study (“How Much Of Your Data Should Be In The Public Cloud?”), organizations surveyed reported that on average that their data storage needs were growing at a rate of 32% per year. This trend is forcing IT executives to review their current IT infrastructure and to seek …

BLACKOUT: Cloud computing network holds up with backup power

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 BLACKOUT: Cloud computing network holds up with backup power Pat Maio of the North County Times posted this story featuring AIS and some of our clients. The corporate world dodged a big one last week when the power went out —– not just here in San Diego County, but everywhere from coal-fired plants in the Midwest to accounting …

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

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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 …

American Internet Services (AIS) Expands Enterprise Managed Services (EMS) Portfolio with Cloud-based Email Solution

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SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 19, 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 email to its portfolio of managed services. e-CloudMail is an affordable, fully managed, highly reliable, Microsoft Outlook-compatible email and collaboration service with an emphasis on security. It leverages …