If you’ve been
thinking about moving your business to the cloud, Web hosting provider American
Internet Services (AIS) may have just the solution for you with its new Infrastructure-as-a-Service
(IaaS) offering AIS BusinessCloud1.
Designed with a keen eye on security, performance and
redundancy, BusinessCloud1 is based on the popular VMware software suite, which
features computing and storage technology from Cisco, Dell, Arista and NetApp.
VMware offers AIS extensive functionality and a robust ecosystem of both support
and product development, as well as a widespread adoption rate around the
Users will have access to integrated VMware network and
storage quality of features that are set to production service standards,
meaning network storage will be redundant, diversified and optimized for
performance. It also comes with self-healing systems architecture and an automated
failover operating system; the AIS regional optical and transit networks
provide high-speed network access.
Perhaps the best part of this new service is the variety of
ways that a business can employ it. Companies can use BusinessCloud1 as an IT
extension to give a direct connection to their current VMware infrastructure to
be managed using vCenter. Or, they can use it as a hybrid cloud solution with
instant IT scalability, built-in firewalling, a single management console and
complete public and private network isolation.
Last, but not least, BusinessCloud1 can be used as a
disaster recovery site that mirrors data between sites with full infrastructure
The AIS BusinessCloud1 IaaS is available as either a
pay-as-you-go service or allocated resources basis, and both options come with
real-time support and access to the self-provisioning VMware vCloudDirector
portal and API.