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Cleversafe Leverages XO Nationwide Data Network to Demonstrate Limitless Storage Technology

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) -  The need for data storage has grown exponentially, requiring that businesses adopt an object-storage strategy to accommodate their data requirements of scale, security and efficiency. To address this, XO Communications today announced that it has collaborated with Cleversafe to power a national Dispersed Storage® Network (dsNet®) for limitless big data storage. XO Communications provides IP connectivity for Cleversafe, facilitating the demo solution that customers use to evaluate the Cleversafe approach to data storage.

Cleversafe is helping customers preserve their digital content and derive value from the archive of those digital assets across the national dsNet. Business leaders with big data storage needs simply leverage Cleversafe technology to store, protect, analyze and distribute big data archives. Cleversafe customers have demanding data requirements and desire to test drive the Cleversafe technology for a first-hand experience before purchasing.

"Cleversafe's approach to data storage addresses the challenges of handling and managing big data. We utilize a dispersed object storage approach that efficiently stores billions of data objects in a single name space across multiple sites, allowing for the cost-effective storage of critical digital content and imaging at the petabyte level and beyond," said Russ Kennedy, vice president of product strategy, marketing and customer solutions for Cleversafe. "We elected to power the Cleversafe big data test drive solution with XO Communications IP connectivity because of the power and flexibility of the XO national, dispersed data network," he added.

"With powerful, high-performance 100G optical technology, XO Communications drives some of the fastest data speeds commercially available. With the XO network, Cleversafe customers have the capacity, speed and technology necessary to handle massive amounts of data, smoothly and efficiently," said Ernie Ortega, executive vice president of sales and marketing for XO Communications.

With one of the largest IP networks in North America, XO Communications provides reliable, high-speed Internet access and network services at speeds up to 100 Gbps to meet the bandwidth needs of the most demanding businesses and Internet-centric companies.

About Cleversafe Inc.
Cleversafe has created a breakthrough technology that solves petabyte and beyond big data storage problems. This solution drives up to 90 percent of the storage cost out of the business while enabling secure and reliable global access and collaboration. The world's largest data repositories rely on Cleversafe. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, please visit www.cleversafe.com, call 312-423-6640 or email us at sales@cleversafe.com.

About XO Communications
XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced IP communications, intelligent networking, and cloud computing services for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers. These customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable, mobile wireless and domestic and international telecommunications companies. XO offers a superior customer experience through its innovative solutions, its employees' focus on customers and the proven performance of its advanced network. To learn more about XO Communications, visit www.xo.com or blog.xo.com. XO Communications is also on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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