Cloud Hosting vs. On-Premises: Pros and Cons

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In today’s digital age, having an online presence is essential for any organization. However, the question of where to host your website can be a difficult one to answer. Should you host it on-premises or outsource it to a cloud vendor like AIS Network? In this blog, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of each … Read more

HIPAA BAAs and HIPAA Cloud Hosting

All HIPAA/HITECH-regulated organizations in the process of selecting a HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting provider should expect their chosen vendor to sign a HIPAA/HITECH Business Associate Agreement (BAA).* But here’s the rub. It’s easy to find a cloud hosting provider who says, “Yeah, we’ll sign a BAA.” However, it’s quite another to find a provider who is … Read more

WPC 2013 Discussion Focuses on Emerging Opportunities

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO Yesterday was Day 2 of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 (WPC 2013) in Houston and time for My Big Speaking Role!  I was delighted to join an elite panel of three other multinational companies in an interactive discussion focused on how hosting service providers can use effective marketing … Read more

Opportunities to Accelerate Abound at WPC 2013 in Houston

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO Microsoft says it”s been a year of “amazing launches” and they say that their partners, like us, have certainly delivered.  Indeed!  Our Microsoft SPLA licensing is up 600% over the last couple of years.  That”s pretty telling.  The large enterprises that we serve are still quite serious about outsourcing … Read more

Microsoft Hosting Summit 2013 Helps Build Strong Partnerships

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO Once again, I am honored to attend the annual Microsoft Hosting Summit, which is being held this week in Seattle. Why organize a globally focused hosting summit? Smart businesses build strong partnerships, Microsoft says. And, the AISN Team couldn’t agree more. Since Microsoft has upwards of 640,000 partners globally, … Read more

What Do Our Microsoft Competencies Mean?

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President What do our Microsoft competencies mean? They are something we’ve worked very hard to achieve and we’re quite proud of them. There are 640,000 partners in the Microsoft Partner Network, but only 5 percent of partners worldwide can distinguish themselves with a competency and having attained this high … Read more

Congratulations to Terry Engelstad, New AIS Network VP

By Kurt Baumann AIS Network Chairman and CTO Congratulations to Terry Engelstad on his promotion at AIS Network. Today, we announced the promotion of Terry Engelstad to the position of VP of Network Operations. It”s a much deserved promotion, as Terry has been such an important part of all our recent growth.  Terry started with AISN in 2007 and … Read more

The Datacenter Tiers – What Are They?

The datacenter tiers help people understand the capabilities of a datacenter by describing the availability of data from the hardware at the datacenter.

Going Green with Cloud Computing

By Julia Uglietta Associate, Marketing and Sales “Going green” is a phrase that has become increasingly popular over the last decade.  Among many businesses, it has become a major focus to become more green by becoming less wasteful and paying more attention to the environment when making decisions about products, resources, and energy consumption.   At … Read more

Outsourcing Hosting: Talking Points for the C-Suite (Part II)

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President We are often asked, “How do I make the case to upper management that outsourced hosting of our mission-critical data and apps is the way to go?” First, because many businesses rely upon their Web site as their primary public face and their IT infrastructure as their office … Read more