XO Communications demonstrating how emerging technology can enhance AWS Direct Connect experiences for customers at AWS re:Invent

HERNDON, Va. – November 17, 2016 – XO Communications (XO) is demonstrating how emerging technology can enhance how customers monitor and manage their networks while they access important cloud services at AWS re:Invent 2016.  XO is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Partner and a sponsor for AWS re:Invent 2016, which is a learning conference for the global cloud computing community.  The conference takes place in Las Vegas from November 28, 2016, to December 2, 2016.  The XO technology demonstration will be available in booth 2836 during exhibit hours.

Businesses are rapidly adopting cloud services to maximize productivity and corporate performance.  IT managers face challenges with the ability to monitor and manage public cloud services simultaneously on their networks.  The XO demonstration, supported with Blue Planet® software provided by Ciena®, will show how emerging technology, such as software defined networking and network functions virtualization, can help provide an end-to-end view of network status and performance while using AWS Direct Connect services.

“The economic advantages of leveraging public cloud services such as AWS are enormous,” said John Grady, senior manager of solutions marketing at XO Communications.  “To that end, IT managers need an easy way to monitor and manage simultaneously all the cloud services they use.  Our demonstration will show how emerging technology can help deliver higher levels of accountability and productivity as cloud adoption trends continue to rise.”

“Ciena’s Blue Planet division is leading the industry into a new era of truly open, software-defined networks,” said Kevin Wade, senior director and product marketing team leader, Ciena Blue Planet Division. “This demonstration with XO shows how our Blue Planet software can provide its customers with end-to-end visibility across the network to facilitate differentiated service offerings, and meet the specific needs of each customer.”

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 www.xo.com or blog.xo.com.  XO Communications is also on Twitter and LinkedIn.