SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 29, 2011 – American Internet Services (AIS), a leading provider of enterprise-class data center and connectivity services in the western United States, today announced that Mitchell International, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, has recently completed its move into the AIS Enterprise-Class, Lightwave Data Center. Located less than 10 miles southeast of their corporate headquarters, AIS provides Mitchell International with flexibility, reliability, security and room for growth along with fixed costs for easier budgeting.
“The company had grown to the point where we began to look for a new headquarters. At the same time, we were seriously considering whether to continue owning our own data center or to partner with a leading industry partner and further strengthen our already best-in-class hosting services,” said Erez Nir, CTO at Mitchell International. “AIS proposed an ideal solution for us right here in our back yard with the connectivity, flexible power and security we needed, plus we’d be able to maintain the control of the data center as though it were in-house.”
“Mitchell had reached a crucial stage with its growing business where it could benefit from working with a trusted partner offering enterprise-class services to alleviate the headaches of maintaining a capital equipment intensive data center,” said Tim Caulfield, chief executive officer at AIS. “We were able to map out a solution that let them accomplish their goals and maintain control of their data center along with their operating and capital expenditure costs.”
Change Management using ITIL Puts AIS Over the Top: Besides location, flexible power and security, a key reason Mitchell International selected AIS was for the company’s established change management and incident management procedures which were developed and implemented using the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) architecture for establishing and operating IT service management.
ITIL is the de-facto global standard in the area of IT service management and is a comprehensive, non-proprietary and publicly available set of guidelines for “best practices” in IT service management.
About American Internet Services
American Internet Services (AIS) is an enterprise-class data center, cloud and connectivity services company, with premium data center footprints in Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix. AIS provides unsurpassed security and award-winning redundancy for both primary and disaster recovery (DR/BCP) colocation setups, cost-effective transit and transport connectivity solutions over fiber, copper and wireless, as well as managed services such as geographic load balancing, Internet firewall security and remote data storage. AIS is also a recognized leader in developing cloud strategies and applications for the Bio- and Life Sciences industries. Privately held, AIS is backed by Seaport Capital, Viridian Investments, and DuPont Capital Management. For more information, visit www.americanis.net or call (866) 971-2656.