Network Connectivity in the Southwest

Network Connectivity for Your Business

To maximize performance, security, and reliability, AIS manages its own redundant optical network throughout the Southwest which allows real-time network service delivery and business connectivity from multiple points on the Internet to any AIS facility.

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This redundant optical network reaches from Los Angeles and San Diego in Southern California to Phoenix in Central Arizona. We have 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.

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 self-healing (<5ms!) recovery mechanisms.

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 operates a private Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone built on top of our redundant optical network. The AIS 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 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!

Transport:

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

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