XO Opens Data Center in California

Broadband provider XO Communications, Inc. is opening a new hosting data center in Fremont, Calif. The new Fremont XO data center provides customers with high-speed Internet connectivity via fully redundant XO metro fiber networks.

Because XO is a facilities-based, Tier One service provider with over 10Gbps of provisioned capacity to over 200 public and private peering partners, the XO Fremont data center provides for faster content delivery (low latency) and increased reliability (high throughput) of customer traffic.

Additionally, XO’s services include 24-hour server monitoring and customer support, fire suppression capabilities and pay-by-the-hour server services. All XO data centers come equipped with multiple levels of redundant power sources, including UPS back-up and diesel-powered generators. Consequently, the Fremont data center is equipped to minimize the impact of interruptions in the center’s power supply as a result of the power shortages recently experienced in California.

The Fremont facility also features redundant connections to the data center Local Area Network (LAN) and the XO Wide Area Network (WAN), to meet customers’ interconnection and bandwidth requirements. In the LAN environment, each server is connected to redundant core routers by a meshed, redundant switching fabric through either Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet connections.

In the WAN environment, dual, physically diverse, fiber pathways connect the XO data centers. Each fiber pathway features a redundant fiber loop and connects to the XO national backbone via two physically diverse Points of Presence.

In addition to the Fremont Data Center, the Reston, Va.-based XO operates data centers in Irvine, San Jose, Chicago and Secaucus, New Jersey, London (2) and Paris. The XO hosting services portfolio also includes Web site hosting and managed hosting.

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