HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 -- As organizations face the challenges of managing the growth of virtualization, mobility, and big data, and enabling cloud-centric connectivity and services across networks, IT and network managers are finding it increasingly difficult to support business strategies as well as the demands of new technologies with traditional network designs.
To help organizations build networks that are simple, secure and scalable to support multiple services, XO Communications today announced the launch of the XO Intelligent WAN which provides the network performance, security and visibility IT and network managers need in order to stay ahead of daily challenges and enhance their ability to provide a superior technology experience to end users. The XO Intelligent WAN solution offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to meeting the demands placed on networks today through tomorrow by combining intelligent networking, integrated security, and end-to-end visibility of the performance of applications across the network.
According to a recent survey by Forrester(1) sponsored by Juniper Networks, 86% of businesses said that they have not been able to provision new services or support business demands because the network was not up to the task. As demands on networks to support multiple services and technologies such as big data, cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, and social networking have increased, traditional network designs have not been able to keep pace with the performance, security, and scalability requirements necessary to deliver a superior experience for end users.
The XO Intelligent WAN helps IT and network managers stay ahead of these challenges with a unified approach to total network management that provides the performance, security and visibility they require through three key capabilities:
Businesses can easily manage their XO Intelligent WAN solution online through the XO Business Center, which provides customers with a single, secure portal to view reports and data and make configuration changes concerning their network, security and application performance management services. With end-to-end control and visibility into the performance and security of the network, the XO Intelligent WAN serves as the platform for IT and network staff to unify WAN, data center, and communications networks. This makes it easier to efficiently deploy and deliver cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and other network services to employees, customers and suppliers.
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About XO Communications
XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced IP communications, managed network and hosted IT services 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.
(1) Forrester Consulting, Building for the Next Billion: What the New World of Business Means for the Network, October 2012