Network Connectivity in San Diego, Phoenix, Los Angeles

AIS BusinessConnect: Network Connectivity for Your Company

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 Network Connectivity

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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.

Every AIS Data Center site is designed to be fully autonomous and able to operate independently — but in the event of an external failure the AIS Data Centers network has built-in self-healing (<5ms!) recovery mechanisms.

AIS BusinessConnect Network Architecture

  • Aggregate Routers uplink to two Border Routers
  • Border Routers provide transit to other data centers
  • IPv4 and IPv6 BGP peering, IPv6 fully deployed
  • 10Gbps backbone network MPLS, operated by AIS
  • Client-accessible BGP communities
  • Redundant links tuned for rapid convergence

AIS Network Diagram

AIS Data Centers operates a private Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone built on top of our redundant optical network. The AIS Data Centers MPLS backbone provides low-latency, highly redundant Layer 3 VPN service between each facility.

Clients use MPLS pseudowires for Layer 3 VPN connectivity between their locations in AIS Data Centers for Disaster Recovery applications or for their own long-haul transport service.

Metro Ethernet / MPLS carriers include AT&T, Comcast, Cox, Level3, Savvis, Sprint, Verizon, and XO.

Speed range from 10Mbps to 1Gbps, providing fast and secure access between sites or to the Internet.

AIS Data Centers has more than 70 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) peering and backbone connections spread across multiple facilities providing more than 40Gbps of direct, high-performance Internet service connectivity.

Direct Transit:

Direct Peering:

Settlement Peering:

  • ANY2 – Los Angeles
  • CIIX – Los Angeles

Notable Direct Peers in Los Angeles:

  • Amazon
  • Flag Telecom
  • Hurricane Electric
  • Microsoft
  • Signgapore Telecom
  • Yahoo!


  • Optical: 100Mbps to 10Gbps
  • Dark Fiber: 100Mbps to 160Gbps
  • MPLS: 10Mbps to 1Gbps cross-connected

Access Connectivity – Colocation:

  • Fast Ethernet: Cat5e, Cat6
  • Gigabit Ethernet: MMF, SMF, Cat6

Access Connectivity – External:

  • TDM: T1 – DS3
  • Wireless: 10 – 54Mbps
  • MPLS: AT&T, Cox, Level 3, Sprint, TelePacific, Verizon, XO with 10Mbps – 500Gbps to data centers
  • Dark Fiber: 100Mbps to 160Gbps

Data replication is a key component for Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) planning.

At AIS Data Centers, we leverage our redundant optical network to give clients the fastest possible path between our San Diego and Phoenix facilities.

MPLS pseudowires provide Layer 3 VPN connectivity between your primary and DR applications.

AIS Data Centers provides managed and unmanaged dark fiber connectivity yielding up to 160 Gbps of point-to-point bandwidth service across a single pair of dark fiber strands.

AIS Data Centers designs and installs diversely-routed fiber links to give clients the ultimate in reliability, security, and performance.

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