American Internet Services Adds On

American Internet Services Inc., a San Diego-based provider of data center co-location services, has acquired San Diego data center Complex Drive. No financial terms were disclosed. Seaport Capital recently acquired AIS, alongside Viridian Investment Partners and DuPont Capital Management. 



American Internet Services (AIS), San Diego’s largest data center operator and Southern California’s fastest-growing colocation company, announced today that it has acquired Complex Drive, a well-established San Diego data center provider known for its advanced technology, expertise, and excellent support for the past 10 years.

By combining the collective technology, networking capacity and expertise of both companies, AIS and Complex Drive will deliver the widest range of carrier-neutral data center solutions to support their customers’ ever growing and changing business needs.

“We are extremely excited and proud to join forces with Complex Drive, which has built its reputation as one of San Diego’s finest data center operators for its flexibility, expertise and superior customer service,” said Chief Executive Officer of AIS, Alessandra Carrasco. “The joint strengths and values of both our companies equal a superior breed of service provider and benefit to our customers, partners and employees, across the board.”

Complex Drive CEO Joe McMillen stated, “San Diego customers will have access to best-of-breed services through this new partnership. Complex Drive and AIS have stood together in San Diego as the pinnacles of uptime and customer service, and together these two groups will create synergies that will bring even greater benefits to the Southern California region.”

AIS recently announced the opening of its new 80,000-square-foot data center, a SAS 70 Type II certified facility offering carrier-neutral data center solutions. The addition of Complex Drive reflects AIS’ commitment to the San Diego market and to providing unparalleled resources in support of its customers’ infrastructure needs.

Effective immediately, Complex Drive will become a seamless part of the AIS family with no changes made to either company’s existing staff or management team, explained Carrasco. As a result of the new partnership, AIS will gain significant expertise in all key departments. “Our people are our most valuable assets, and we’re so proud to be able to welcome Complex Drive’s talented team into the AIS family,” Carrasco said.

About American Internet Services

American Internet Services (AIS), San Diego’s largest colocation company, has provided business-to-business services since 1994. The company currently owns and operates multiple data centers in San Diego, and has invested in state-of-the-art equipment and technology to ensure unsurpassed reliability, bandwidth, security, and redundancy for its worldwide clients. AIS’ data centers are carrier-neutral facilities designed as technology fortresses with N+1 (or greater) redundancy in bandwidth, power, HVAC, fire suppression, and security. The data centers offer a mix of cabinet, cage and data suites, as well as roof rights for microwave links and other antennae systems. For more information, visit

About Complex Drive

Established more than four years ago, Complex Drive has quickly grown to become one of San Diego’s most well-respected data center operators, comprising a total of 20,000 square feet within three state-of-the-art data center facilities throughout the burgeoning San Diego Spectrum business park of Kearny Mesa.

As the epicenter for Fiber and Telecom carriers in the city, Complex Drive’s campus is home to 11 different Tier 1 Fiber carriers. For more information, visit