HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - XO Communications today announced that the company has joined Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN) and has become an APN Partner supporting AWS Direct Connect by offering dedicated high-speed connectivity and intelligent networking for AWS users. XO Communications' Enterprise Ethernet and Intelligent WAN offerings help businesses connect their data center, colocation facility or main office to AWS Direct Connect locations in the U.S. with high-speed connectivity options of 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps.
"Being an APN Partner supporting AWS Direct Connect opens the door to a wide range of uses for XO intelligent networking solutions that enable seamless access to AWS for its many customers," said Don MacNeil, chief operating officer of XO Communications. "The XO network enables organizations to optimize latency-sensitive traffic by using a private circuit instead of the public Internet, eliminating unnecessary interruptions and avoiding the costs that are sometimes associated with these delays. In addition, our involvement with the AWS Direct Connect program efficiently enables large data transfers in support of business continuity and disaster recovery plans."
IT departments are increasingly moving applications to the cloud that require secure network connectivity options and management tools. The XO Intelligent WAN provides the integrated network performance, security and application visibility that IT and network managers need in order to meet strict availability, latency and isolation requirements for their cloud-based applications. The XO Intelligent WAN solution offers a comprehensive approach to meeting these demands by combining the capabilities of MPLS IP-VPN technology, network-based integrated security, and network performance management tools that enable end-to-end visibility of cloud-based applications across the XO network.
"XO provides award-winning, competitively priced, high-performance communications, managed network and IT infrastructure services for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers. AWS Direct Connect customers can expect best-in-class XO intelligent networking solutions, as well as a continued company focus on our robust Ethernet portfolio and footprint, hosted unified communications and managed services," said Chris Ancell, chief executive officer of XO Communications.
About XO Communications
XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced IP communications (XO Unify), intelligent networking, and cloud computing services (XO Compute) for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers. These customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable, mobile wireless and domestic and international telecommunications companies. XO offers a superior customer experience through its innovative solutions, its employees' focus on customers and the proven performance of its advanced network. To learn more about XO Communications, visit www.xo.com or blog.xo.com. XO Communications is also on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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