CIOReview Recognizes XO Communications in List of 20 Most Promising AWS Solution Providers

HERNDON, Va. – March 5, 2015 – XO Communications (XO), a leading national provider of advanced IP communications, has been recognized by CIOReview magazine as one of the “20 Most Promising AWS Solution Providers of 2014.”  CIOReview assesses AWS providers on an annual basis and publishes a special edition of its magazine in order to highlight those providers and help CIOs make the best decisions in the AWS marketplace.

XO announced that it joined the Amazon Web Services Partner Network in April 2014 and as a result subsequently expanded its direct connect capabilities in August 2014.  Companies leveraging AWS with the secure, scalable and reliable XO Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network technology can accelerate their cloud strategies unencumbered by the challenges and risks associated with public Internet access.  XO currently provides direct connections to AWS at speeds ranging from 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

In the process of selecting the 20 most promising AWS solution providers, CIOReview analyzed hundreds of companies’ offerings, core competencies, news releases, client testimonials, milestones and other sources of information.  A distinguished panel comprised of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts and CIOReview’s editorial board selected the companies that are at the forefront of tackling challenges faced by the IT industry.  Decisions were based on vendors’ capabilities to fulfill buyers’ current needs through AWS.

“Out of the hundreds of companies in the AWS Partner Network, XO is pleased to be selected as one of CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Solution Providers of 2014,” said Jake Heinz, senior vice president of marketing and product at XO Communications.  “As part of our network-enabled cloud strategy, we are providing direct connections to AWS with an automatic, dynamic Bandwidth on Demand feature option pioneered by XO.  In doing so, XO is helping companies maximize their network investments with cost-effective connections to the cloud.”

About XO Communications

XO Communications provides the technology that helps business and wholesale customers compete in a hyper-connected economy. In the U.S., XO owns and operates one of the largest IP and Ethernet networks that customers rely on for private data networking, cloud connectivity, unified communications and voice, Internet access, and managed services. To learn more about XO Communications, visit or our blog. XO Communications is also on Twitter and LinkedIn.