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Press Release -- November 14th, 2011
Source: XO Holdings
Tags: MPLS

XO Communications to Host Webinar on How Enterprises Can Design Smarter Wide Area Networks

HERNDON, VA – November 14, 2011 – XO Communications will host an interactive webinar on November 17 titled “Intelligent WAN Optimization: Getting the Most from Your Network.” The event will help network and IT professionals learn the key building blocks for creating a smarter wide area network (WAN) by analyzing application needs and improving efficiency.

WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2 p.m. ET
WHERE: To register for this webinar click here
PRESENTER: Dan Toomey, Senior Manager, WAN and Security Solutions, XO Communications
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: CTOs, IT Directors, Network Managers and IT Staff


As enterprise WANs grow, so do expectations. WANs are no longer just for transporting data between enterprise locations. WANs are expected to lower network operating costs, prioritize traffic and maximize application performance. Throwing bandwidth at growing WAN demands may appear to be a quick fix, but it can be costly and cannot fully address the needs of multi-location enterprises. Intelligent WAN optimization calls for improving the performance of business applications over WAN connections.

In this webinar, attendees will learn smarter ways to optimize the WAN through analyzing application needs and improving the efficiency of the WAN. Specific takeaways will include:

  • Determining the current level of WAN optimization – how well do you know your network, applications and users?
  • Real-life network examples – overview of common WAN dilemmas and optimization solutions
  • Improving the efficiency of MPLS – identifying your top apps, rogue apps and effective use of real-time monitoring
  • Network tools – critical visibility for making the most of Class of Service (CoS) settings
  • Security optimization – preventing malicious activity which wreaks havoc on networks and bandwidth

After this webinar, attendees will know how to analyze their network, applications, and users, shape network traffic appropriately, place data strategically and leverage powerful tools to manage traffic—giving the key building blocks for a smarter WAN.

About XO Communications

XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced IP communications, managed network and IT infrastructure solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO Communications offers customers a broad range of services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 85 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit

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