Concentric, a business unit of XO Communications, which is a subsidiary of XO Holdings, recently announced that Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading publication on information technologies and solutions, has named Concentric Managed Server a winner of the 2009 Product Innovation Award.

Designed as an enterprise-class, highly available, fully managed hosting solution designed for small- and medium-sized businesses on either Linux® or Windows® platforms, Concentric Managed Server helps organizations host customer applications and websites. The product also offers cost-effective disaster recovery and the ability to operate mission critical applications that require servers to run in a fault-tolerant, high-availability environment.

Craig Collins, president of Concentric, stated, “Network Products Guide’s recognition of the Concentric Managed Server further validates our products and services as excellence-in-class and ahead of the curve.” He continued, “The immense benefit that Concentric Managed Server provides to the SME organizations is to help maintain enterprise-level capabilities such as high availability, scalability, and proven security without ongoing maintenance expenditures and performance issues of underpowered, old servers.”