American Internet Services (AIS) and Abnology to Hold Life Sciences Event with Emphasis on Leveraging the Cloud for Regulated Business Functions

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 1, 2011 – American Internet Services (AIS), a leading provider of enterprise-class data center and connectivity services in the western United States, and Abnology, a provider of trusted technology services for regulated industries, today announced a special panel discussion to help companies in the Life Sciences industry understand how to leverage Cloud computing.
The free-of-charge event will take place on Thursday, March 24 from noon to 2pm at the AIS Lightwave Data Center – a location easily accessible for the Life Sciences community in the San Diego region. The lively discussion will include lunch.
“In today’s economy, IT departments are facing more pressure than ever to do more with less while meeting increasingly strict compliance standards. Cloud computational resources promise amazing economies of scale and flexibility, with the ability to adapt to dramatically increasing computational needs,” said Ford Winslow, chief information officer and co-founder of Abnology.
“The Cloud, which has been heavily buzzed for years, is now mature enough to be given serious consideration especially in regulated industries,” said Tim Caulfield, chief executive officer at AIS. “We’ve assembled a panel of experts who can address key issues such as confidentiality, integrity, and availability, along with providing a peace of mind regarding the next steps to take.”
Along with Mr. Winslow and Mr. Caulfield, the panel includes Michael Banyard, principal architect of Sidepath and Bob Cohen, senior vice president for IS – Cadence Pharmaceuticals
Key Discussion Topics include:

  • Successful strategies for leveraging Cloud resources for regulated business functions and validated systems.
  • The myriad of considerations when selecting, planning, implementing and maintaining a distributed regulated system.
  • What some of the business, technical and regulatory challenges organizations will face in their migration to the Cloud.

Time has also been set aside for attendees to have their questions answered by the team of experts assembled.
About American Internet Services
American Internet Services (AIS) is an enterprise-class data center and connectivity services company, with seven 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. Privately held, AIS is backed by Seaport Capital, Viridian Investments, and DuPont Capital Management. For more information, visit or call (866) 971-2656.