October 04, 2012
XO Communications Utilizes Equinix IBX for 100G Network
By Carolyn J Dawson
XO Communications recently announced that it has implemented the maiden coast-to-coast 100Gbps network with assistance from Equinix (News - Alert) Inc. XO Communications have advantageously utilized Equinix International Business Exchange data centers across the United States for the delivery of 100G services.
The unique countrywide 100G broadband connection between Equinix data centers in Silicon Valley and Washington DC was recently introduced by XO Communications (News - Alert). Public, hybrid and private cloud providers will be offered a 100G channel from Equinix’s data centers that will cover both the coasts. The 100G channel will allow the customers to optimize their network, resulting in augmented performance and decreased latency. The experience for the end users will also be enhanced with the high-speed content distribution offered by the 100G pipe. The 100G channel will also provide customers access to Carrier Business Ethernet services across metros and regions.
In a statement, Brian Lillie, CIO, Equinix said, “As customer demand grows for higher bandwidth solutions, service providers like XO are playing a critical role in helping customers make that transition. Equinix’s Solution Validation Center was instrumental in providing XO and its partners with an innovative way to design, test and launch its 100G service and ensure the highest levels of security, performance and connectivity. In addition, XO is able to propagate its 100G offering to a broader set of customers and penetrate new markets by directly connecting to the robust ecosystems residing in Platform Equinix.”
The 100G service inside Equinix has been implemented by XO Communications in association with Nokia (News - Alert) Siemens Networks and Ciena. XO Communications advantageously utilizes Equinix’s Solution Validation Center to offer customers a pioneering method to test latest technologies.
Randy Nicklas, SVP and CTO, XO Communications said, “XO Communications is leading the way in utilizing optical networking to offer customers the network infrastructure and services needed in order to deliver today’s cloud computing, mobile wireless and Internet video delivery platforms and services. Equinix provides us with a center of innovation from which we can deliver the first nationwide 100G network and we are pleased to expand our relationship with Equinix to support customers that require higher bandwidth solutions.”
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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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