AIS BusinessCloud1 – VMware Cloud Service San Diego & Phoenix
We Make VMware Cloud Service EasyAIS BusinessCloud1 is a powerful public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering that uses the popular and flexible VMware cloud service software suite, chosen for its widespread adoption, enterprise functionality, superior roadmap, and robust support ecosystem.
AIS BusinessCloud1 features state-of-the-art hardware from market leaders Arista, Cisco, Dell, and NetApp.
We’ve integrated this infrastructure for business cloud services with our redundant optical network between facilities in San Diego, Phoenix, and Los Angeles for maximum security, performance, and flexibility.
There are two basic pricing models, both of which include real-time support and easy access to the secure, browser-based self-provisioning portal for full command over all resources: Pay-as-You-Go and Allocated Resources.
Network, compute, and storage resources are provided in the form of a Virtual Data Center (vDC) which is completely isolated for each client.
From the secure, browser-based control portal — VMware vCloudDirector 5.1 — clients have API access and full command over all their resources:
- VMware HA (high availability) for automatic recovery from physical host failure
- Built-in QoS for both network and storage access
- vShield Edge included (firewall, VPN, load-balancing)
- Snapshot capability for rolling back VM configurations
- Private template catalog for client VM configuration management
- Import facility for VMware VMs and ISOs
- Direct VM console capability with ISO booting
- Hot-add RAM for running VMs
- Complex Multi-VM “cloning” through API and vCD interface
- Intuitive multi-layered private networking
Using the vCloud Director pop-out console utility, clients can access any of their virtual machine control consoles. This tool may be used even if a virtual machine itself has no network connectivity.
The vCloud Director self-provisioning system requires no human intervention, which means tasks are completed quickly with fewer errors.
Dual Arista 7000 Series switches and dual Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switch/routers provide redundant Internet connectivity for client Virtual Data Centers — or more conveniently, Layer 3 VPN access to clients’ colocation or corporate facilities.
It is this secure, high availability (dual handoff) Layer 3 VPN connectivity that makes it particularly easy and powerful for AIS colocation clients to use AIS BusinessCloud1 services as a seamless extension of their existing networks.
The Arista and Cisco switches are configured with 2N redundancy and are dedicated to the cloud environment; they also have both power and link redundancy. There is 10GigE dedicated storage connectivity to each Dell compute node.
The Cisco 6500 Enterprise access routers are integrated into the AIS regional MPLS environment and provide flexible networking options for colo, multi-site, and metro-ethernet applications.
Compute resources consist of Dell R610/620 compute servers packed with fast 2.5Ghz processors and RAM – with each server being the equivalent in processing power to more than 100 standard servers.
These AIS BusinessCloud1 compute platforms use on-board SSD and network attached storage (NAS) for data instead of traditional disk drives.
The compute nodes are fully redundant in power, disk, and front-end/back-end connectivity
Since cloud performance is completely dependent upon data access, each remote host has dual, redundantly-configured 10Gbps links to the NAS devices for maximum availability and throughput.
AIS provides two grades of NetApp FAS3240 Enterprise Storage: high-performance SAS for transactional data and robust SATA for standard data storage.
The NetApp storage devices have dual controllers with HA configuration and RAID-DP (dual-parity) for maximum fault-tolerance and spindles.
The NetApp system is fully redundant and has additional features to enhance performance and efficiency, such as:
- NetApp Flash Cache
- Proprietary WAFL file system
AIS BusinessCloud1 has a full array of networking options to accommodate all security requirements:
- 100% Private Network: all operations kept internal to the client’s Virtual Data Center
- Firewalled Access to internal or external networks (VMware vShield)
- Internet Access via client colocation or corporate facilities
- Direct Internet Access
Clients may also configure unlimited, completely isolated internal networks with VMware’s built-in security features.
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