Colocation services provide the flexibility, control, security and services that you need—plus expert managed hosting support when you want it.
AIS Network offers both traditional colocation and managed colocation services in our world-class, SSAE 16 Type II-compliant hosting environment. Our goal is to give you peace of mind that your servers are cooled down and plugged in, so that you can stop hugging servers and get on to more strategic business.
With AISN colocation services, we host your infrastructure in our data centers, allowing you to reduce the capital and operational expenses that you shell out just to house and protect your servers. We provide all the space, power, HVAC, bandwidth and security that you need, and we also perform basic monitoring. AISN’s flexible plans allow you to scale and upgrade space, connectivity, and services as your needs evolve over time.
Colocation clients can also take advantage of a variety of optional managed hosting services that AISN offers, including advanced monitoring, antivirus, patching, software licensing management, hardware warranty management, remote hands, engineering support services, round-the-clock support and more.
Get started with AISN colocation now! First, choose your data center from among multiple SSAE 16 Type II-compliant North American locations. Then, customize your cage and cabinet space to meet your business needs.
Our highly secure colocation cabinets and private cages range from a 1/2 locking cabinet to a full locking cabinet to customized cages. Each comes equipped with the proper cooling and humidity controls that you need, high availability of power, and Ethernet connectivity featuring 100 Mbps port speed.
Finally, choose from among our traditional and managed colocation plans and options.
Choosing Between Traditional Colocation and Managed Colocation
Sometimes hassling with your own servers no longer makes sense. Keeping your server room environment cool, secure and outage-free is challenging. The capital expenses, the constant purchasing, the 3 a.m. emergencies and the routine patching feels like insanity. Deploying, scaling and managing the physical environment weighs you down too. You’re tired of all the low-value chores. You really need to be spending your time on more strategic projects—like ones that drive revenue.
If this describes your situation, it’s time to stop hugging your servers. Get out of the data center—or the server closet, as the case may be—and secure your servers in AIS Network’s disaster resilient environment. With AISN’s colocation services, you can sleep at night because you have AISN’s 100% uptime and availability guarantee, plus help if you need it.
But how do you choose between traditional colocation and managed colocation? Simple…
Traditional Colocation = Bandwidth + Power + Space
Traditional colocation is the frequent choice of small businesses and startups. If you need exclusive control of your servers, applications and data, then traditional colocation is the ideal choice. For a predictable monthly cost, AISN provides a secure, SSAE 16 Type II-compliant physical environment and installs the infrastructure that you own. The rest is up to you. On a daily basis, your IT team manages your servers and everything on them remotely—the OS, the Web site, the applications, the data, etc.
AISN’s traditional colocation plans begin at 1U for $99/month and 2U for $175/month. With that, you can expect:
- Highly secure, redundant network and server infrastructure
- Full administrative access
- Industry-leading Service Level Agreement (SLA)
- 100% availability and superior uptime guaranteed
- 24x7x365 basic monitoring, data center and account support
- Windows or Linux server capability
Managed colocation = Bandwidth + Power + Space + People
Managed colocation is often the choice of more mature businesses, which often have a history of in-house or traditional colocation hosting. Managed colocation may be a better fit if any of the following situations is true:
- your applications are mission-critical
- you’re short-staffed
- you could do without so many nagging worries
- your company’s compliance requirements are getting costly
- you don’t have expertise in customizing your OS, Web server, database server, etc.
- you have no interest in jumping out of bed for a middle-of-the-night breakdown
Under a managed colocation plan, you have all the features of SSAE 16 Type II-compliant traditional colocation, plus expert management—all for a predictable monthly cost. We install it, but you maintain control of your software environment, including your OS, Web site, applications and data. Our certified hosting experts maintain the entire hardware environment for you 24x7x365.
AISN’s managed colocation services are custom plans. They begin at 1U for $99/month and 2U for $175/month, plus a scaled management fee based on the level of service that you require. Managed colocation plans include all of the traditional colocation features, plus:
- Advanced monitoring
- Server/OS customization assistance
- 24x7x365 live support by certified hosting experts, on demand
- IT architecture growth planning
- Proactive security patching
AISN’s colocation add-on services ensure that you have an optimal colocation solution. Choose from a menu of products and professional IT services. Our highly skilled hosting team is available on an hourly or project basis and can help you reduce or eliminate many of the costs involved with hiring, training and maintaining your own IT engineers.
Our à la carte menu of products and services includes:
- Servers and server virtualization
- Mass data storage
- Backup services
- Port monitoring
- Remote/ smart hands
- Mobile accessibility
- Migration planning
- Platform migration/ consolidation
- Installation/ staging services
- Equipment engineering
- Network/ systems implementation
- Site surveys/ site preparation
- Equipment engineering
- IT audits and growth planning
- Business continuity, risk and contingency planning
For a consultation and custom quote, contact us today!