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  • 1. Solutions Built Around You. MPLS IP-VPN: Critical to Cloud Computing Success Presented by Don MacNeil XO Communications VP Carrier Services Operations www.xo.com © Copyright 2010. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications, LLC. 1
  • 2. Meet XO The premier provider of advanced communications services and solutions focused exclusively on businesses, government , enterprises, carriers, and service providers delivering industry-leading IP and networking solutions with exceptional customer service. • Established: 1996 • Customers: 90,000 – Serves top content, cable/MSOs & wireless providers • Headquarters: Herndon, VA – 50% of Fortune 500, including Abercrombie & Fitch, eBay, Morgan • 2009 Revenue: $1.52 Billion Stanley, UnitedHealth Group • Network: • Employees: 4,000 – 19,000-mile Tier 1 nationwide network connecting more than 75 markets – High-performance IP and transport • Business Units: networks – XO Business Services • Services: – XO Carrier Services – Broad portfolio of IP communications and managed network services and solutions www.xo.com © Copyright 2010. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications, LLC. 2
  • 3. XO Carrier Services Portfolio Voice Services VoIP Services Transport & Other Services Internet Services Wholesale Local Voice VoIP Origination Carrier Ethernet IP Transit (3 – 1000Mbps, EoC, EoDSx, Fiber) Carrier Long Distance VoIP Termination Carrier Wavelength (1/2/5/10Gbps) MPLS IP-VPN Termination Hub Services Dedicated Internet Access (DS3, OCx, Ethernet) Private Line (DSx / OCx) Telco Collocation Flexible, Scalable, Reliable, Broadband Wireless Solution-Centric Products www.xo.com © Copyright 2010. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications, LLC. 3
  • 4. The Carrier Role in the Cloud Traditional OSI Model www.xo.com © Copyright 2010. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications, LLC. 4
  • 5. Carriers Play A Critical Role in Cloud Computing Economics Security Carriers need to provide an economical Carriers must ensure a secure, private way for application service providers connection between the application and their end-users to connect together provider and their end-users Performance Visibility & Control Carriers must guarantee the quality Carriers need to allow the application and availability of the application provider to monitor and control their running across their networks application traffic across the network www.xo.com © Copyright 2010. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications, LLC. 5
  • 6. It’s All About Economics Private Line vs. Internet N-Squared Networking Issue Dedicated Private Lines are too expensive. Redundancy is neither efficient nor economical. Public Internet is economical but quality/security issues remain. www.xo.com © Copyright 2010. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications, LLC. 6
  • 7. Performance is a Must • Public Internet is too unreliable for certain business applications – Traffic contention occurs • Application providers have attempted to use the public Internet to provide a business class service but have run into problems www.xo.com © Copyright 2010. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications, LLC. 7
  • 8. Security is a Concern • Security issues abound with public Internet, including denial of service attacks • Some verticals have strict mandates around security such as healthcare and financial industries www.xo.com © Copyright 2010. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications, LLC. 8
  • 9. Visibility and Control are Needed • Service level reporting and diagnostic tests need to be available 24/7 for the application service provider • Key metrics include utilization, availability, latency, jitter and packet loss www.xo.com © Copyright 2010. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications, LLC. 9
  • 10. Addressing Key Factors Through MPLS Economics Security MPLS IP-VPN is built upon the MPLS IP-VPN creates a private economics of IP connection between the application and end-user Performance Visibility & Control MPLS IP-VPN enables the use of IP MPLS IP-VPN allows the reporting of quality of service network service level metrics www.xo.com © Copyright 2010. XO Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. XO, the XO design logo, and all related marks are registered trademarks of XO Communications, LLC. 10