About Us: Data Centers in San Diego, Phoenix
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.
Tailored IT Solutions — All For You
AIS Data Centers offers a wide range of services that complement a client’s IT infrastructure strategy:
- BusinessCloud – VMware Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service
- BusinessColo – Cage + Cabinet Colocation, San Diego + Phoenix
- BusinessConnect – Internet + Private, MPLS + Dark Fiber
- BusinessSecurity – Managed Security, Compliance + Protection
- BusinessStorage – Managed Storage, Direct Access + Control
- BusinessRecovery – Disaster Recovery, Physical + Virtual
- BusinessAvailability – High Availability, Redundancy + Load Balancing
- BusinessCabling – Professional Structured Cable Management
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:
- Lightwave Data Center (LWDC) – San Diego
- San Diego Tech Center (SDTC) – San Diego
- Fiber Alley Data Centers 1, 2, 3 (FADC) – San Diego
- Van Buren Data Center (VBDC) – Phoenix
- One Wilshire Point of Presence (OWPOP) – Los Angeles
View “video tours” of our flagship Lightwave Data Center here:
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.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.
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 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 isis backed by seasoned private equity investment professionals at Seaport Capital, Viridian Investments, and DuPont Capital Management. Key company milestones include:
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
2010 – 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
Are We Perfect? No, Of Course Not
We think that AIS Data Centers is pretty darned great, but we know we’re not infallible.
Like any company that has been around the block a few times, we’ve had a couple of bumps on the long road to our current market-leading position. Such is life, but we own our issues and we’ve certainly learned from them.
Case in point: we had a client-affecting incident at Lightwave on March 1, 2012. Not all customers were affected, but it was a temporary “black eye” for us.
Click here to learn about that incident and what transpired before, during, and after the event.
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