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Data Center Knowledge | Solar Data Center AISO Improves Efficiency
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Affordable Internet Services Online (AISO.Net), 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. AISO.Net runs entirely on solar energy from its own on-site solar array and recently further improve its energy efficiency through virtualization and de-duplication services. To view the video click here, then click the video labeled "AISO: A Holistic Approach to Business Efficiency -- NetApp Customer Success"."

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Press Enterprise | Efforts spread to verify claims of green businesses
Monday, February 01, 2010

"Whether selecting a laundry detergent, carpet or hotel, environmentally conscious consumers are facing a barrage of advertising from businesses claiming to best match that concern. Critics warn that in too many instances the boasts don't stand up to scrutiny. Such false marketing has become known as "green-washing," similar to whitewashing but with an environmental twist. "

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Information Week | A 100% Solar-Powered Data Center
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"While many data centers and hosting providers tout their environmental concern by the dubious practice of trading carbon credits and purchasing green energy certificates,, a solar-powered data center in Romoland, Calif., is one of only a small number of facilities powered by renewable energy that's generated on-site."

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NetworkWorld | What IT pros like best about next-generation technology
Monday, October 20, 2008

"Nail is CTO of AISO.Net, whose Romoland, Calif., data center gets 100% of its electricity from solar energy. "We're never opposed to trying something new", says Nail, how last year eliminated nearly 100 underutilized stand-alone servers in favor of four IBM systems x3650 servers, partitioned into dozens of virtual machines using VMware software."

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CNet.Com | Schwarzenegger blasts White House over environment
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Maybe it's still the exception to the rule, but Affordable Internet Services Online ( in Southern California powers its 2,000-square-foot building with power from 120 solar panels."

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Environmental Defense Fund Blogs | Innovative Green Business Solutions
Monday, May 19, 2008

"All server farms must be kept cool. In fact, the average data center is 40 times more energy intensive than an office building. For Affordable Internet Services Online (AISO), which is in the desert, cooling is a particular challenge. But AISO is able to meet 100 percent of its power needs - for both its office and server farm - from 120 solar panels."

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Environmental Defense Fund | Information technology case study: Data center
Monday, May 19, 2008

"A southern California data center is upping the green ante in the web hosting market with the first full solar-powered data center. Affordable Internet Services Online, or, has achieved this feat through a creative blend of green design and leading-edge technologies."

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HostJury | Green web hosting: Gimmick or green?
Tuesday, February 05, 2008

"It's not easy being Green. You've decided to do your bit to help the environment by choosing a "green" host. Thanks to marketing and convenience, you are starting to see a lot of hosts calling themselves Green. Say it loud, they're Green and proud!"

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Baseline Magazine | Here Comes the Sun
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

"Situated in Romoland, Calif., amid the rolling hills of Riverside County, the company hosts Web sites from Sweden, Kenya, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, New Zealand and Australia. clients range from personal Web sites and small business to large corporations."

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Los Angeles Times Blog | Siel Follows The Road To Green Living LA
Friday, November 23, 2007

"Switch to a green host! Before switching hosts, look for one that has a solid reputation or a reliable recommendation -- just as with conventional hosts, some green hosts are better than others."

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CNN Money | Server farm goes solar
Thursday, October 04, 2007

"Massive data centers are vital to the economy. They are also notorious power hogs. If their numbers keep growing at the expected rate, the U.S. alone will need nearly a dozen new power plants by 2011 just to keep the data flowing, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That's why a small server-farm company called has gone completely off the grid."

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ComputerWorld | Web host see bright future with 100% solar-powered data center
Monday, September 03, 2007

"Endangered Species Chocolate is about as green a company as you will find, so it's not surprising that it selected Affordable Internet Services Online Inc. to host its Web site. AISO, based in the Southern California desert in Romoland, claims to run the only data center in the U.S. powered entirely by solar energy."

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Web Host Magazine & Buyers Guide | June 2007's Editors Choice Award Winner
Thursday, June 14, 2007

"When it comes to Green Hosting few know it better then Affordable Internet Services Online (AISO). The first public data center member of the U.S. Green Building Council, AISO provides hosting that is grounded on environmentally friendly principles."

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PC World | Solar Web Hosting Company Powered Live Earth Sites
Wednesday, June 06, 2007

"The Web hosting company chosen to power the Web sites for this weekend's Live Earth concerts adopts an environmentally friendly business plan: Let the sunshine in. Affordable Internet Services Online Inc. (AISO) has been hired to power the Web sites from its 100 percent solar-powered Web hosting facility in Romoland, California, north of San Diego."

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InfoWorld Magazine | 2007 InfoWorld CTO 25: Phil Nail
Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"AISO is a green Web-hosting and network environment company with 15,000 clients worldwide. "My philosophy is to do everything as ecoresponsibly as possible," says Nail. "If we have a new challenge, I look at it and figure out a way that will complete the task at hand -- but in the most ecofriendly way.""

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