Month: October 2014

  Below is an excellent infographic published by Whoishostingthis.com, a webmaster tool that enables users to discover which web host any given website is hosted on.I found it courtesy of Pam Baker in FierceBigData.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood, VP Marketing—— A Look Inside U.S. Data Centers From Netflix to YouTube, and from Facebook […]

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These two sentences encapsulate the impact of the article below:”Look for data privacy and data protection to soon become the first differentiator in consumer and business buying decisions.””The fastest way to lose customers is to lose your grip on their data.”Read and heed.Summary article by Pam Baker in FierceBigData; original report by Kaspersky.Emphasis in red […]

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As with Apple computers and iPhones, it used to be that virtual machines (VMs) got a “free pass” when it came to malware: the bad guys just didn’t bother with them. No more — especially as businesses move rapidly to VMs because of the inherent advantages pertaining to backups, version control, efficiency, and so on. […]

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October 22, 2014 | 3:30 to 7:30 PM | RSVP using the website form below. Please join AIS Data Centers on Wednesday, October 22 between 3:30 and 7:30 pm at the Lightwave Data Center for a special event for customers, partners, and prospects. Featuring Phil’s BBQ, local craft beer, live music, tours, demonstrations, and great networking with the San […]

We sat down with Steve Wallace, AIS Data Centers’ Chief Technology Offer, to get a clear understanding of what happened with Level 3’s Southern California fiber cut yesterday.At approximately 8:10 am PT yesterday (Monday) morning there was a fiber cut in El Centro, CA. Level 3 was using this fiber link in support of their […]

From 37% today to 78% in 2020 — the projected adoption of cloud by small business.That’s over 15% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).And with small business being the main driver of employment in America, that’s a lot of transformation expected to take place in the next six years.Buckle up, people!Article by Chris Burt in The […]

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October 6-8, 2014 | Bellagio3600 S Las Vegas BlvdLas Vegas, NV 89109[button link=”http://451events.com/en/hosting-and-cloud-transformation-summit-na” style=”blue” window=”true” size=”small”]More Info[/button] [button link=”https://www.etouches.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=82783&” style=”red” window=”true” size=”small”]Registration[/button]Now celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary, HCTS North America is well established as the most important and significant meeting on the multi-tenant datacenter, cloud, hosting and managed services calendar and as this year’s Summit Chairman […]

  We recently interviewed a handful of the AIS Client Services team.We thought you’d like to know a bit more about who they are and what they do (and what they prefer to eat/drink).This installment features Kevin James, Director of San Diego Client Services.Thanks, Kevin!See the corresponding interviews of Danny Franklin and Alex Sherman.   

It’s no longer possible for organizations to stick their heads in the sand when it comes to cloud services — and this includes healthcare organizations.Like it or not — and planned or not — employees are transferring corporate information to external repositories which may or may not be safe, secure, approved, backed up, stable, available, or […]

Good information and motherhood on DDoS below.Bottom line: it can happen to you.Yes — it can.Yes — you.Article by Jag Bains in Help Net Security.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood, VP Marketing——– Dispelling the myths behind DDoS attacks Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are quickly becoming the preferred method for cyber attackers to […]

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  San Diego County selects AIS The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) has selected AIS in San Diego for colocation services. These services will support the SDCOE’s critical IT operations. AIS cited service, performance, security and value as key criteria for selection.AIS provides datacenter, cloud and managed services, operating datacenters in San Diego, […]

File this article in the category of “don’t take candy from strangers” — but take it a few steps further.Basically this in the category of “if you didn’t make the candy yourself from ingredients that you know to be trustworthy, and if you haven’t had the candy in your possession at all times since then, […]

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October 1, 2014 | Stone Brewery World Bistro & GardensLiberty Station2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116San Diego, CA 921067:00 AM to 7:00 PM[button link=”http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9jfo4or9b1958b3&llr=mr9qlimab” style=”blue” window=”true” size=”small”]More Info[/button] [button link=”https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=mr9qlimab&oeidk=a07e9jfo4or9b1958b3″ style=”red” window=”true” size=”small”]Registration[/button]There is no limit to what can be connected to the Internet. According to Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, researchers predict that […]