XO Communications (News - Alert) recently announced it will be partnering with Horizon Lines to simplify the management of the Lines’ network infrastructure, thereby reducing costs. This will mean a converged SIP trunking and hosted security network solution.
XO Communications provides advanced network and IT infrastructure solutions for both small and large scale businesses and for wholesale customer. It has a huge client-base that includes more than half the companies listed in the Fortune 500. XO Communications along with XO business partners, Intelisys and RCC (Richardson (News - Alert) Communications and Consulting), initially designed and conceived the solution for Horizon Lines.
President of RCC, Rachel McNeese, stated that both XO Communications and Richardson Communications worked as a team to deliver a total solution for Horizon Lines who embraced the new cutting-edge technology provided to them by the project team. She added that this exemplifies the testament of working together and delivering what is right for the customer.
General manager and CIO at Horizon Lines, Jeff Yeager, said the solution, designed by the project team of XO and RCC, was the most technologically advanced in terms of network management and would only support the Lines’ future growth. This was in line with their objective of simplifying their operations by consolidating voice and data application into a single, secure IP network.
XO was thrilled to be selected as a partner by the nation’s key domestic shipping organization, according to Don MacNeil, chief marketing officer for XO Communications, and this only reflected their network reach and service portfolio. Vice president of Partner Sales & Business Development at Intelisys, Mike McKenny, implied that Horizon lines is in good hands as the alliance of RRC and XO provided top quality, cutting-edge services.
XO will work to provide the intelligent network platform that Horizon Lines requires to maintain a high level of communication. It will also preserve its networking and security needs, and provide the intelligence for vital applications that also includes VoIP traffic. The SIP trunking would eventually aid Horizon Lines in deploying state-of-the-art, centralized IP-PBX (News - Alert) architecture that deliver voice services to each location.
In short, Horizon Lines expects to utilize XO’s cloud facilities to deliver robust network security services instead of having certain equipment at each location.
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Edited by Braden Becker