XO provides 50 to 500 Mbps connection to Amazon's cloud services

XO Communications is giving its business customers more options to connect to Amazon Web Services' (AWS) cloud computing platform by serving up network connections at speeds ranging from 50 to 500 Mbps.

Initially, XO only offered a 1 and 10 Gbps connection to AWS. Having these additional lower speed options will enable XO to target an even broader audience of customers that don't require a Gbps speed connection.

Similar to its earlier offering, XO will also offer customers the option to leverage its Bandwidth-on-Demand (BoD) feature and bundle the AWS connection with its IP-VPN technology.

Since many businesses will have fluctuating bandwidth needs that could be driven by specific events like data backup, they can use the BoD feature to allocate and pay for the bandwidth increase they need at that time.

And by combining the AWS connection with an IP/VPN connection, a multi-site business can connect all of their locations locally, nationwide or internationally over a private connection that is not prone to the security risks of the public Internet.

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