XO Communications, a provider of unified communications, data networking, and cloud initiatives, today announced expansion to enhance network reach and capability across the United States with $500 million Capex.
Chris Ancell, CEO of XO Communications, said: “As unified communications, mobility and cloud initiatives become critical to the success of our customers, XO is enriching our private network in order to deliver a superior end-to-end customer experience, leveraging the latest fiber optic technologies, resulting in alternate choices, higher bandwidth availability, and more competitive pricing options to benefit our customers.”
Recently, Bank Administration Institute (BAI), a financial services association and industry partner for information and intelligence, has selected XO Enterprise Cloud to streamline its data backup and disaster recovery processes and to support the organization’s large storage capacity requirements.
XO Enterprise Cloud leverages Tier III data centers and XO network to offer infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings that enable BAI to virtualize and replicate their systems.
After implementing XO Enterprise Cloud, BAI simulated a disaster situation and tested business continuity procedures using the virtual servers. The exercise reduced BAI’s disaster RTO (recovery time objective) from two weeks to two days.
BAI restored organization’s systems and servers, including the customer relationship management (CRM) system, email, file systems and research database, in the cloud in two days on the first attempt against other service providers’ restoration estimates to BAI were approximately two weeks.