8x8’s Zerigo Technology to Power CoSentry’s Data Center Services

  8x8’s Zerigo Technology to Power CoSentry’s Data Center Services

 Innovative Provisioning Software Allows CoSentry to Offer Virtualized Cloud
                                Data Services

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- January 28, 2013

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of innovative cloud-based business
communications and computing solutions, announced today that it has entered
into a software licensing arrangement with Compliant infrastructure services
and cloud computing provider CoSentry for its subscription-based Zerigo cloud
software.

The agreement enables CoSentry to offer a full suite of virtualized cloud
services to their mid-sized and enterprise clients using industry-leading
Vblock products from VCE and the 8x8 Zerigo provisioning, management and
billing platform.

“After an extensive search of software providers, CoSentry chose 8x8 based on
its clear commitment to quality, scalability and reliability as well as the
flexibility and cost competitiveness of its offering,” said Kevin Dohrmann,
CTO of CoSentry. “8x8’s knowledge and expertise delivering business cloud
services will be invaluable in helping us to rapidly deploy similar services
to our customers.”

CoSentry will offer VCE Vblock services to clients located in their primary
markets of Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas and Missouri as well as other
markets across the United States. CoSentry counts some of the area’s largest
businesses as clients of their collocation and cloud services and intends to
provide these new innovative virtualized services to an expanded group of
industry specific clients. The agreement provides 8x8 with installation fees
as well as an ongoing monthly subscription fee to use the software over an
initial 12-month contract in all CoSentry data centers.

“8x8 is delighted to partner with CoSentry to deliver these valuable services
to their business customers,” said 8x8 Chairman & CEO Bryan Martin. “CoSentry
is one of the most innovative cloud data providers in the United States and
the addition of 8x8’s Zerigo provisioning technology will enable them to
rapidly and consistently provision virtualized services to their growing
customer base.”

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc.(NASDAQ:EGHT), a leading provider of cloud communications and
computing services, leverages its patented software technologies to deliver
innovative Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
solutions to small and medium sized businesses and distributed enterprises.
8x8 cloud communications services include VoIP business phone services, audio
and video conferencing, hosted contact center and unified communications (UC)
solutions. 8x8 cloud computing solutions include virtualized elastic public
cloud servers and enterprise cloud virtual data center hosting services. All
8x8 solutions dramatically reduce telecommunications and IT infrastructure
expenses, while enabling access to powerful features and functionality that
increase productivity, flexibility and mobility. For additional information,
visit www.8x8.com, or connect with 8x8 on Facebook and Twitter.

About CoSentry

CoSentry serves as a one-source provider of data center, cloud computing and
managed technical services. For more than 10 years, CoSentry has been helping
clients create and protect PCI certified and NIST compliant technology
platforms to compete in today’s always on business environment. Business
leaders depend on CoSentry’s world-class capabilities including collocation,
virtual server and storage platforms, high-capacity Internet and technical
help desk services to keep their businesses running – no matter what. CoSentry
has facilities in Kansas City, Mo., and Sioux Falls, S.D., Papillion, Neb.,
and Omaha. For more information about CoSentry, please visit www.cosentry.com

Contact:

8x8, Inc.
Joan Citelli, +1 408-654-0970
Joan.citelli@8x8.com
 
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