June 10, 2013
XO Communications Accelerates Its Push into Cloud Computing
New Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing, Cloud Drive and Cloud Vault Offerings Meet Business Requirements for More Flexible, Secure, and High Performance Cloud Resources
HERNDON, VA - June 10, 2013 - XO Communications is accelerating its push into cloud computing by launching three new cloud service offerings - XO Enterprise Cloud, XO Cloud Drive, and XO Cloud Vault. These new services are designed to give business customers greater flexibility, security and performance in terms of designing and operating cloud solutions that are tailored for the specific needs of their organizations.
The new XO cloud solutions leverage Tier III data centers and the XO nationwide network to offer secure, high availability IT infrastructure-as-a-service offerings that enable mid-sized businesses and larger enterprises to virtualize their data centers, back up enterprise-wide data to the cloud, and enable cloud-based file sharing and storage for employees. The XO enterprise-class cloud solutions provide the service level agreements, integrated security, and high-performance data center and network that allow IT professionals and the organizations they support to run a wide range of applications, from test and development to mission-critical applications, in the cloud with confidence.
"IT organizations are continually pressured to support an increasing number of mission-critical applications with fewer resources, causing businesses to seek out virtual solutions as a way to effectively and efficiently expand core operations without spending unnecessary capital," said Jake Heinz, vice president of marketing at XO Communications. "In response to this industry need, XO Communications has expanded our services for dedicated cloud resources. This deeper commitment to the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market puts XO Communications in the best position to serve mid- and large-sized businesses for their computing, data and network requirements."
XO Enterprise Cloud
XO Enterprise Cloud is designed to meet customer requirements for enterprise-grade cloud computing services delivered over a private and secure network environment. Customers have the flexibility of multiple network connectivity options to access the Enterprise Cloud platform and multiple computing resource allocation options, such as Shared, Reserved and Dedicated, depending on what best supports their application needs. XO Enterprise Cloud customers benefit from unparalleled levels of performance whether they are looking for a test and development environment or want to run high input/output operations per second (IOPS) database applications.
The architecture of XO Enterprise Cloud and its delivery via the XO network is designed to provide higher levels of performance and isolation for customers with mission-critical and unique security requirements:
- Performance - The XO Enterprise Cloud server and storage infrastructure is built using best-in-class products from HP, VMware Inc., and EMC Corporation and offers three tiers of high performance storage, including Solid State Drives.
- Network Security - Networked Fortinet security appliances and subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance protection against dynamic security threats.
- Availability - Redundant N+1 architectural design provides for 100% availability.
- Compliance - The XO Enterprise Cloud platform is deployed in Tier III data centers located in Northern Virginia and Southern California with SSAE 16 Type 2 compliance.
- Scalability - XO Enterprise Cloud provides a highly flexible platform that can support 1 Gbps dedicated bandwidth per virtual machine, as well as scale-up capabilities that can reach 32 vCPUs and 512 GB RAM per server.
XO Cloud Drive
XO Cloud Drive allows companies to give their employees the ability to store, share, synchronize and collaborate on business content and files in the cloud while giving IT organizations the ability to control and centralize how business content is shared. With XO Cloud Drive, files can be drag-and-dropped, saved virtually for consistent version control and shared anywhere, anytime, across multiple platforms and among numerous users for seamless collaboration. The cloud-based platform provides uniform access to files across the following platforms, including iOS, Android, Mobile Web, Windows, Mac and Linux.
XO Cloud Vault
XO Cloud Vault automates and simplifies backup services for businesses with multiple locations or complex, distributed IT environments. Customers can replicate data from the XO Enterprise Cloud platform as well as from premise-based servers and desktops. An intelligent backup design provides compression, encryption and copy of only those documents, emails and databases that have changed since the most recent backup across the following platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris and FreeBSD. To restore, the virtual design allows users to simply point and click to refresh files to a single point in time, streamlining and automating disaster recovery/business continuity planning for businesses of all sizes.