Metro Ethernet / Private Network
Metro Ethernet / MPLS High-Speed WAN Connectivity
Today’s applications require higher bandwidth all the way to the office — the wide area network (WAN).
AIS provides a number of options to meet your performance and reliability requirements, from a traditional T1 to 10Gbps dark fiber.
Traditional carrier-based Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) services include T1, DS3, and OC3.
MPLS / Metro Ethernet services provide Layer 3 VPN connectivity locally and nationwide. These circuits are extremely flexible and can carry private, transit, and VoIP traffic on a single network connection.
Speeds range from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps and are provisioned on several carriers: AT&T, Cox, Level 3, and XO.
For clients in Southern California with high-bandwidth and redundancy requirements, AIS can provide redundant and non-redundant dark fiber connectivity.
Speeds are dependent on the terminating equipment (1 Gbps to 10 Gbps), which AIS can provide.
We Operate Our Own Private Optical Backbone
Every AIS data center is designed to be fully autonomous and able to operate independently, but in the event of an external failure the AIS network has built-in recovery mechanisms.
One of the primary redundancy tools is AIS’ private optical network: redundant OC-192 (10 Gbps) links that connect the primary data centers.
If an external services provider fails, traffic is immediately re-routed to another data center.
The private network is also used to provide our clients with their own dedicated Layer 3 VPN connectivity – between locations in our data centers – or for their own long-haul transport service.
Bandwidth speeds range from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps and are provisioned on protected network paths.
This type of connection is ideal for Disaster Recovery applications.
Contact AIS to learn more about Metro Ethernet, MPLS, and Private Networking options.