AIS Launches Managed Storage Service in San Diego and Phoenix

Brian Wood Blog, Press Releases

AIS BusinessStorage eliminates need for capital expense or in-house storage expertise SAN DIEGO (September 23, 2014) – AIS Data Centers, the Southwest’s market leader for business-ready IT infrastructure, announced availability of AIS BusinessStorage, a fully-managed storage service tailored for companies seeking to augment or replace data storage capability while eliminating the need for capital expense […]

Storage Portion of IT Budgets Is Increasing

Brian Wood Blog

The good news is that the storage portion of IT budgets is increasing. Its “share” within IT budgets went from 9.5% in the prior study to 13.5% now. The bad news is that the number of actual dollars being allocated is declining. Article by Nikolay Yamakawa in 451 Research. Emphasis in red added by me. […]

Data Storage: Consider the Cloud

Brian Wood Blog

Data storage requirements are exploding at an alarming rate. In a recent Aberdeen Study (“How Much Of Your Data Should Be In The Public Cloud?”), organizations surveyed reported that on average that their data storage needs were growing at a rate of 32% per year. This trend is forcing IT executives to review their current […]

Search Optics Picks AIS for Colocation, Structured Cabling, and NetApp Managed Storage

Brian Wood Press Releases

International automotive digital marketing solutions provider taps AIS for colocation, on-premise networking, and enterprise-class managed storage SAN DIEGO (May 20, 2014) – AIS (American Internet Services), the Southwest’s leading provider of tailored data center and cloud service solutions, today announced that Search Optics, one of the nation’s leading automotive digital marketing solutions providers, has selected […]

AIS Infographic: Information Storage

Brian Wood Blog

For ages, the only way to store important information was to write it down and put it somewhere safe or keep it locked away in the vast and mysterious landscape of the brain. The, the Gilded Age of the late 19th century brought new fervor to invent contraptions to solve everyday problems. Soon enough the […]

NASA’s JPL Gives Data Deluge Whole New Meaning

Brian Wood Blog

There’s big data and then there’s really big data — like, BIG DATA, yo. NASA’s JPL deals in all-caps. Fitting, right? Summary article by Pam Baker in FierceBigData; original post by Whitney Clavin on the JPL website. Discussion of big data challenges on MeriTalk, the Government IT Network. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian […]

Big Hopes for Big Data in 2014

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Big data is slowly moving from “mostly just hype” to “a lot of hype but also some traction”. Will big data be a bigger deal in 2014? Article by David Weldon in FierceCIO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ———- IT execs have high hopes, big challenges with big data in […]

Man Bites Dog — and Bytes Dog Man

Brian Wood Blog

And you thought having enough storage was going to be the main problem? It turns out that having enough words to describe the massive amount of stuff being stored is actually a big problem too. I like hellabytes and whateverbytes — but I also like dogbytes, babybytes, mosquitobytes, and soundbytes. Yeah, yeah, I’ll stick to […]

Nirvanix Fallout re: Cloud Market

Brian Wood Blog

The unexpected exit of fellow San Diego firm Nirvanix from the cloud storage playing field is analyzed in the piece below from 451 Research analysts Carl Brooks and Simon Robinson. AIS customers and prospects can take comfort in knowing that we have been in business for over 20 years and we have very strong financial […]