About Us: Data Centers in San Diego, Phoenix

About Us: Data Centers in San Diego, Phoenix

AIS Lightwave Data Center

AIS Data Centers: Business-Ready IT Infrastructure

AIS Data Centers is the Southwest’s market leader for business-ready IT infrastructure for companies that value security, compliance, connectivity, and support.

Our mission is to provide innovative and trusted IT infrastructure solutions that enable clients to focus on their core business.

From cloud, colocation, and network connectivity to managed security and managed storage, AIS Data Centers serves as an extension of in-house IT teams for more than 500 clients.

Tailored IT Solutions — All For You

AIS Data Centers offers a wide range of services that complement a client’s IT infrastructure strategy:

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Diverse Southwest Data Center Footprint

With 6 data centers and over 500 clients spanning dozens of industries, AIS Data Centers is the Southwest’s market leader. Key facilities include:

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Private Transport to Maximize Your Performance

To maximize performance, security, and reliability, AIS Data Centers manages its own regional Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network which allows real-time service delivery from multiple points on the Internet to any AIS Data Centers facility.

AIS Network Diagram

AIS Network Diagram

The highly redundant MPLS network reaches from San Diego and Los Angeles in Southern California to Phoenix in Central Arizona via diverse routes.

The AIS Data Centers network provides low-latency Layer 3 VPN service between each facility. The MPLS links consist of multiple redundant 10Gbps connections over dark fiber and optical carrier links between sites designed to self-heal in the event of a failure.

AIS Data Centers has more than 40Gbps of high-performance IPv4 and IPv6 Internet connectivity with direct Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) peering to major subscriber networks spread across multiple data centers and more than 70 other peering and backbone connections.

SSAE 16 & 21 CFR Part 11 Audited Compliance

Compliance is a big differentiator when it comes to data center selection. Most providers talk about compliance but have not invested in third-party audits to prove that they do what they say they do.

SOC-Service Org_B_Marks_2c_WebAIS Data Centers is able to provide support for almost any customer compliance requirement, including FFIEC, FISMA, GLB, HIPAA, HITECH, PCI DSS, SOX, and more.

Unique among Southwestern providers, we have successfully completed stringent SSAE 16 SOC 1, 2, and 3 Type 2 audit examinations for each of our facilities.

We’ve also done the Title 21 CFR Part 11 audit of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines on electronic records and electronic signatures (ERES).

These rigorous audits were conducted by Moss Adams, one of the largest and most respected public accounting firms in the nation.

Periodic audits validate that AIS Data Centers has the appropriate procedures and controls in place to safeguard client data, equipment, and connectivity.

ITIL v3 Service Management Best Practices

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 Service Management procedures drive our Change and Incident Management processes.

ITIL logoITIL v3 is the de-facto IT service management global standard and is a comprehensive, non-proprietary, and publicly-available set of “best practices” guidelines.

AIS Data Centers Service Delivery and Client Services Engineers are detail-oriented and customer-centric, handling operational support 24x7x365.

25 Years… At Your Service

Founded in 1989, AIS (American Internet Services, LLC) Data Centers was created through the combination of several San Diego-based Internet Service Providers including WebCC, ADNC, and Internet Express, as well as the acquisition of the Complex Drive chain of data centers.

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

2014 – Launched NetApp Managed Storage Service
2014 – Refreshed SSAE 16 SOC 1, 2, 3 Type 2 Audits
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 BusinessCloud VMware Cloud Service
2012 – Won IT Executive of the Year
IT Exec of the Year2010 – 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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We are completely satisfied with the exemplary work AIS has done with our colocation, office wiring, and managed storage. We respect AIS’ consultative engagement process and appreciate how the solution meets our immediate needs while also providing scalability for future growth. Troy Smith, president & co-founderSearch Optics

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