Cloud Services in San Diego & Phoenix
Cloud Services: The New IT Infrastructure Model
AIS BusinessCloud1 is based on the popular and powerful VMware cloud software suite, chosen for its widespread adoption, class-leading functionality, superior roadmap, and robust support ecosystem.
Note: VMware is the market leader in virtualization with more than 500,000 customers, including all of the Fortune 500 and all of the global Fortune 100. As such, our cloud services technology is field-proven.
Brand-Name Suppliers, World-Class Service
AIS BusinessCloud1 features state-of-the-art hardware infrastructure from acknowledged market leaders Arista, Cisco, Dell, and NetApp.
We’ve integrated this software and equipment with our redundant optical network between physically diverse AIS data centers for maximum cloud services security, performance, and flexibility.
To keep things simple, there are two basic cloud services pricing models for a virtual data center (vDC), both of which include real-time support and easy access to the browser-based self-provisioning portal: Pay-as-You-Go and Allocated Resources.
Cloud Services Enable a Wide Range of OptionsTypical scenarios for business clients using AIS cloud services include:
- IT Extension, where a Layer 3 VPN connection is added to the company’s current VMware infrastructure and then managed using vCenter.
- Hybrid Cloud, which provides instant IT scalability with built-in firewalling, single management console, and complete public / private network isolation.
- Rapid Scaling (bring-up and tear-down) of massive quantities of virtual machines for short-lived IT projects (e.g., test and development).
- Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity (DR/BC), which with zero CAPEX investment can mirror data between geographically diverse sites in both public and private cloud systems with full infrastructure duplication.
- Genetic Sequencing & Bioinformatics in a secure, highly-scalable online environment
Note: Many clients choose to use the AIS private regional optical network (with redundant 10GigE transport) between AIS data centers in San Diego and Phoenix.
Buying Equipment No Longer Necessary
Cloud services such as AIS BusinessCloud1 make it easy for clients to get the Network, Compute, and Storage services they need without the burden of purchasing and maintaining IT equipment.
Studies indicate that IT equipment purchase price typically represents only a small percentage of the total cost of ownership, which also includes:
- Security, staffing & training
- Backup cooling and power
Instead of going through the non-trivial burden and expense of building and running your own data center and related equipment, it makes smart business sense to source these services from a company dedicated to providing them: AIS.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
With AIS BusinessCloud1, we provide client-specific Network, Compute, and Storage resources – a virtual data center (vDC) – on a fully-managed, secure platform accessible via the Internet — or, for greater flexibility and security, Layer 3 VPN connectivity.
Clients add and remove resources (“virtual machines”) via an intuitive point-and-click VMware interface (vCloud Director 5.1) to extract the application performance they require on an extremely flexible and cost-efficient basis. Owning your own IT equipment is not needed.
Transparency and Control
From the perspective of business end-users – the people using the applications running on AIS BusinessCloud1– our service is completely transparent.
In other words, there is no discernible difference between the performance, speed, latency, security, configurability, or support available when compared to non-AIS BusinessCloud1 delivery.
In fact, the main difference you’ll notice is on your income statement and balance sheet.
Bioinformatics & Genomics Sequencing
AIS ClearCompute is a powerful public cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) “workbench” that supports a growing library of popular research tools including BLAST, Galaxy sequence analysis, and RNA-Seq analysis software.
This innovative on-demand offering enables biotech, genomics sequencing, and pharmaceutical scientists to perform compute- and storage-intensive genomics sequencing research in a secure, highly-scalable online environment with the flexibility and convenience of paying only for resources consumed.
Using AIS ClearCompute, pattern matching speeds are greatly accelerated, saving time and money in the scientific discovery process.
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