DCK Cloud Predictions for 2013

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Excerpts from the 2013 prediction article titled “The Cloudy Horizon for 2013: 10 Predictions” by Jason Verge in Data Center Knowledge. The full article is available on the Data Center Knowledge website. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ———- The Cloudy Horizon for 2013: 10 Predictions What’s ahead in cloud computing for 2013? 1. Cloud Will …

Audited Compliance Counts: SSAE 16 and SOC Reports

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This is a GREAT article by Liam Eagle in WHIR (Web Host Industry Review) — very relevant and very timely for businesses evaluating their IT services strategy. To be clear, AIS is unique in the Southwestern US in having ALL THREE SOC AUDITS completed: SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3. Read more here. Emphasis in red added by me. …

451 Research Predicts MTDC Growth

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451 Research continues to provide excellent commentary and analysis for our collective entry into 2013. The article below, developed by analysts Jeff Paschke, Kelly Morgan, Jim Grogan, Stefanie Beaubien, and Rick Kurtzbein, is a great overview of our own space, known as the MTDC (multi-tenant datacenter) market. Bottom line: positive outlook for firms like AIS based on the fundamentals of …

Risk Management Priorities for 2013

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I read the article below by Ericka Chickowski in Dark Reading. Risk management, security, governance, compliance — all are topics of great importance to the AIS customer base. Let us know if you want help. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ———————- 7 Risk Management Priorities For 2013 CISOs seek more discipline in measuring and mitigating …

DDoS Attack Articles from eWeek, FierceCIO

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Security, security, security. Compliance, compliance, compliance. These are recurring themes that you will continue to hear from AIS as we remind current and prospective customers that regardless of how sharp the guard dogs’ teeth or how redundant the underlying infrastructure, being prepared for inevitable “stuff happens” occurrences is a constant-vigilance requirement for AIS and clients alike. Equipment will fail and …

Planning for an Outage

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Here is another relevant article published on Oct 18 from 451 Research analysts Jim Grogan and Kelly Morgan — and it points to why AIS considers compliance and SOC 1, 2, 3 audits so crucial for ensuring our enterprise-class standards are met and maintained. The article brings to mind an adage I learned back in my Navy days about aircraft …

HIPAA Compliance Article from 451 Research

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The following is reproduced from a Daily TR1 article from 451 Research analysts Jim Grogan and Stefanie Beaubien on October 12 entitled, “HIPAA Compliance: What it Means for Colocation, Hosting, Cloud and More“. Since compliance is such a relevant, important topic for many AIS clients, I felt it would be worthwhile to re-post the piece here for convenient consumption. Emphasis …

Looking for a CSP? Why Compliance Reports Matter

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If you knew the FDIC did not insure your bank, would you still put your nest egg there for safekeeping? If you knew your auto’s air bag was turned off, would you continue to drive on the freeway? And lastly, if you knew your cloud service provider (CSP) or hosting provider had not been through a compliance audit, would you …

AIS Successfully Completes SOC 3 Security and Availability Audit

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SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 6, 2012 – AIS (American Internet Services), a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud and connectivity services in the western United States, today announced it has successfully completed the SSAE 16 SOC 3 audit for its San Diego and Phoenix enterprise-class data centers. The SOC 3 report is a summary Trust Services Report that documents …