Solar Data Center AISO Improves Efficiency

Affordable Internet Services Online, Inc., which is powered exclusively through its solar array, is known for its environmentally-friendly practices and counts among its hosting clients some of the top environmentally-conscious groups and companies. The founder and CTO describes's approach to improving energy efficiency.

Affordable Internet Services Online (, founded in 1997 and located in Romoland, California, is known for its environmentally-friendly web hosting, with clients including The Discovery Channel and Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society. runs entirely on solar energy from its own on-site solar array. In 2007, AISO hosted the web site for the Live Earth series of global concerts aimed at raising awareness of climate change.  In this video, AISO founder and CTO Phil Nail discusses the company's approach to energy usage. The video is produced by NetApp, which recently worked with AISO to further improve its energy efficiency through virtualization and de-duplication services.

For a round-up of data centers using solar power, see Solar-Powered Data Centers. For additional videos, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

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