AIS Cloud


Joining the Cloud is easy with AIS.

VMware Hybrid Cloud Powered Logo - MetalAIS Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) allows for public, private or hybrid cloud deployments that take advantage of our geo-redundant data centers and private MPLS network for truly versatile, secure and scalable Cloud solutions.

AIS cloud services are available at our Lightwave Data Center in San Diego and Van Buren Data Center in Phoenix. Colocation customers at other AIS data centers can access cloud services over our private MPLS network. Metro ethernet connections from offsite locations to any AIS data center also allow private, secure connections to the AIS cloud.

Using the popular and proven VMware suite, clients can add and remove “virtual machines” via vCloud Director, an intuitive point-and-click interface, extracting the application performance they require on a very flexible and cost-efficient basis. AIS provides client-specific Network, Compute, and Storage resources – a virtual data center (vDC) – on a fully-managed, extremely secure platform accessible via the Internet — or, for greater flexibility and security, a dedicated connection.

Benefits of AIS Cloud Services:

  • No single point of failure
  • Purpose-built for maximum performance
  • Full and flexible control over resources
  • Sitting on the most reliable private regional network in Southern CA
  • Rapid and easy scalability
  • VMware offers a familiar and trusted environment
  • Experienced team of cloud experts available to assist you
  • Private, secure Layer-3 VPN to geo-redundant data center locations

AIS Cloud Infrastructure

Performance

AIS brings decades of industry and vendor best practices to our cloud infrastructure, resulting in an optimized hardware and software environment engineered for enterprise success with features like:

  • Redundant I/O paths and segregated management traffic from the storage network
  • VMware’s latest Quality of Service (QoS) features, like Network / Storage I/O and dynamic resource scheduling (DRS)
  • SSD-based vhost local caching
  • NetApp Flash Cache
Security

AIS cloud services offer a full array of security-minded networking options:

  • Firewalled access to internal or external networks (VMware vShield)
  • Direct Internet access
  • Private switched access to client colocation or corporate facilities
  • No Internet access: all operations kept internal to the client’s vDC
  • Clients may also configure unlimited, completely isolated internal networks with VMware’s built-in security features.

Physical security is assured with SSAE 16 compliant, SOC 1, 2, and 3 audited access controls standard at every AIS facility.

Availability

AIS Cloud services are built with complete redundancy from the ground up so your resources will be available no matter what happens.

Every piece of Arista, Cisco, Dell, and NetApp equipment is:

  • Configured to eliminate any single point of failure
  • A/B powered from separate uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems
  • Dual-power supplied or powered from a static transfer switch
  • Redundant and diversified network access
  • Self-healing system architecture with automated failover
  • VMware vCloud Director self-provisioning system requires no human intervention
  • Continuous monitoring of services and subsystems by VMware vCenter Operations application
  • External monitoring and vCenter Operations provide fault isolation and capacity planning for system resources

All AIS Data Centers are committed to Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards for establishing and operating IT service management as well as continuous improvement.

Scalability

AIS Cloud Services provide easy, rapid deployment of individual virtual machines (VMs) or entire applications (vApps). Additional resources are available on demand with no human intervention required.

VMware’s vCloud Director API (application programming interface) allows clients to manage resources from within their existing vCenter management portal. Connecting their vDC via Layer 3 VPN allows large data sets to be stored and processed quickly.

Contact AIS to learn how a customized AIS Cloud Services solution can benefit your organization:

 

 

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Natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes, and man-made mayhem such as malware or even simple human error, are the types of events that can have devastating consequences for businesses that are reliant on mission-critical data and applications. With the anniversary of the massive power outage that knocked out a large portion of Southern California upon us, we felt now was a great time to raise awareness of the need for DR planning and show how quickly and affordably it can be… Ken Carter, VP data center operations & critical infrastructureAIS Data Centers

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