8x8 and SoftBank Partner to Offer Virtualized Cloud Data Services

  8x8 and SoftBank Partner to Offer Virtualized Cloud Data Services

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. & TOKYO -- February 13, 2013

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of innovative, cloud-based business
communications and computing solutions, and SoftBank Telecom Corp. (hereafter
SoftBank) today announced that they have signed an agreement for SoftBank to
license 8x8’s subscription-based “Zerigo” enterprise cloud software.

The agreement calls for 8x8 to license its Zerigo software and to develop some
additional related software for Softbank to provide virtual desktop interface
(VDI) services to its customers in Japan and throughout the world. The
combination of the Zerigo software and the new VDI software will enable
SoftBank to offer a full suite of virtualized cloud services to its major
enterprise customers using Vblock products from VCE, a leader in converged
cloud infrastructure systems.

Initially, SoftBank will deploy these services in Japan, but plans to rapidly
extend the roll out of services to the rest of Asia as well as Europe, the
United States and other major markets throughout the world. SoftBank counts
some of the world’s largest enterprises as customers for its award-winning
services and it intends to market these new, innovative virtualized services
to those same customers. The agreement provides 8x8 with development and
installation fees as well as on-going license fees over an initial 36-month

“8x8 is delighted to partner with SoftBank to deliver these valuable services
to their business customers,” said 8x8 Chairman & CEO Bryan Martin. “SoftBank
is one of the most agile, successful telecom service providers in the world
and the speed at which they move matches 8x8’s similar culture of always
leading rather than following the market.”

“SoftBank selected 8x8 after an extensive search of software providers based
on 8x8’s clear commitment to quality, scalability and reliability as well as
flexibility and cost competitiveness,” said Ken Miyauchi, Director of The
Board, SoftBank Telecom Corp. “SoftBank is pleased to partner with such a
nimble, Silicon Valley company whose culture mirrors our own and whose
experience in delivering cloud services will be invaluable in helping us to
rapidly deploy similar services in Japan. We expect our customers will be
delighted with these new offerings and we look forward to expanding the
available markets in the near future.”

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 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 onFacebookandTwitter.

About SoftBank Telecom Corp.

Since its foundation in 1984, SoftBank Telecom Corp. delivers voice and data
transmission services for businesses and provides comprehensive mobile
Internet environment, and has earned a proven and trusted presence in the ICT
market, with a synergy effect brought by the four SoftBank group telecom
companies. Addressing to solve a variety of business challenges, we deliver
the outside-of-box ICT services with our cloud computing service, White Cloud,
helping for corporate users to optimize their IT investments and assets. For
additional information, visit www.softbanktelecom.co.jp


8x8, Inc.
Joan Citelli, 408-654-0970
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