(The Hosting News) — AIS Network has announced it is now supporting hosted Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 for clients nationwide. AISN’s SharePoint 2010 solutions are ideal for businesses that require cutting-edge collaborative capabilities but want to avoid the hassle of managing in-house SharePoint application servers around-the-clock.
SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010, the latest versions of a best-selling Microsoft business collaboration platform, are the first in a suite of new Microsoft applications that AISN is slated to begin hosting in “The Cloud” or on dedicated servers over the coming months. AISN, is a Microsoft Certified Partner and provides hosting services via its SAS 70 Type II-certified data center. In addition to SharePoint 2010, AISN offers hosted Microsoft Exchange 2010 and will begin offering hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM later this year.
“SharePoint 2010 debuted only a few months ago and many hosting firms are not yet prepared to support it,” said AISN President Jay Atkinson.
“We are delighted to be among the first hosting companies to deploy and support fully managed, hosted SharePoint 2010. And, we are proud to host SharePoint 2010 at an affordable price — at a fraction of what it would cost most businesses to host SharePoint 2010 in-house. With AISN’s fully managed SharePoint 2010 hosting services, we tell clients that they will never again have to buy another SharePoint server and figure out where to locate it in-house. They’ll never have to deploy, patch, update, troubleshoot, monitor or administer their SharePoint infrastructure again. They’ll never have to shell out big bucks for heaps of SharePoint software licenses. And, they’ll never have to worry about performance and reliability. That’s the advantage of hosting SharePoint 2010.”
Atkinson said that AISN hosted SharePoint, which begins at $25 per month for 10 users, has been a core AISN hosting offering for years. Once you use hosted SharePoint 2010 and experience first-hand its versatility in empowering people to work together more efficiently, intelligently and cost-effectively, he said, “it’s abundantly clear why SharePoint has become one of the fastest selling products in Microsoft’s history.”
According to a 2009 survey by the consultancy InfoTrends, almost half of mid- to large-sized enterprises are using Microsoft SharePoint, and the US market for the platform is expected to grow to about $5 billion by 2012.
With network operations centers in Chicago and the Washington, DC metropolitan area, 17-year-old AISN is recognized as a pioneer in managed hosting technologies.