American Internet Services (AIS - http://tinyurl.com/d6nu895), a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud and connectivity services, today announced AIS BusinessCloud1 (BC1) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based on the widely used VMware software suite with state-of-the-art compute and storage technology featuring Cisco, Dell, Arista and NetApp. AIS removes cost barriers so companies can quickly and efficiently migrate to the cloud by gaining access to compute and storage on demand. AIS BusinessCloud1 is San Diego's first full-featured VMware-based cloud service. AIS selected VMware for a number of reasons, among them are its widespread adoption, inherent functionality, and its robust ecosystem of support and product development.
Diagnomics (http://www.diagnomics.com), a provider of complete personal genome sequencing and bioinformatics solutions to biomedical researchers, has been working closely with AIS to develop a cloud-based solution for large scale, data intensive genome annotation and storage to help resolve a major bottleneck in life science research.
"The cloud I/O of AIS BusinessCloud1has significantly exceeded our expectations compared to a standard server cluster that is both more expensive to deploy and maintain," said Min Lee, chief executive officer at Diagnomics. "By partnering with AIS, Diagnomics has achieved flexibility that is required so that genome annotation can take the next step towards delivering on the vision of personalized medicine."
AIS BC1 was designed with security, performance, and redundancy in mind:
• No single points of failure (SPoF).Integrated VMware network and storage Quality of Service (QoS) feature set to production service standards.
• Network storage is redundant, diversified, and optimized for performance.
• Self-healing systems architecture with automated failover.
•High-speed network access provided via the AIS regional optical and transit network.
Some of the ways AIS BusinessCloud1 can be used include:
• As an IT Extension where a direct connection can be added to the company's current VMware infrastructure and then be managed using vCenter.
As a Hybrid Cloud Solution providing instant IT scalability with built-in firewalling, a single management console, and complete public / private network isolation. As a Zero CAPEX disaster recovery site that can mirror data between sites with full infrastructure duplication. Companies can leverage the AIS 10GigE transport to the AIS Van Buren Data Center (VBDC) in Phoenix -- considered to be one of the safest locations in the nation in terms of protection from natural disasters.