8x8 Debuts New Service Provider Platform for Hosted Virtual Desktops at
Built for SoftBank and Now Available for Licensing, New Zerigo VDI Offers
Integrated Billing, Simple 3-Click Provisioning and Complete Admin Suite for
IaaS and DaaS in a White Label, Plug-and-Play Package; Helps Service Providers
Quickly Spin Up, Manage and Monetize Enterprise-grade VDI Services
VMworld 2013 US
SAN FRANCISCO -- August 26, 2013
VMworld—8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of innovative cloud communications
and computing solutions, today launched its new Zerigo VDI, the most
comprehensive, turnkey, enterprise-grade deployment and management platform
for desktop virtualization.
Built to power the high-demand Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and IaaS
(Infrastructure as a Service) needs of global telecom leader SoftBank and
cloud/data center provider CoSentry, 8x8 is now offering Zerigo VDI for
licensing as a white-label solution to enable telco, data center and Internet
service providers (ISPs) along with enterprise IT departments to quickly
configure and deploy complete IaaS and DaaS services.
8x8 will offer live demos of Zerigo VDI and IaaS at Booth 229 and at the VCE
Booth 1015 during the 10th Annual VMworld San Francisco, August 25-29.
“This high-velocity solution offers maximum flexibility and simplicity to meet
the needs of a wide variety of service providers—from top-tier telcos to
smaller ISPs - looking to grow their business with next-generation VDI and
IaaS services,” said Andy Schwabecher, General Manager of 8x8 Cloud Hosting.
“The Zerigo software suite supports cross-platform access, enabling service
providers to provision, manage and bill any Linux or Windows desktop to any
thin client, PC, Mac, iOS, Android or other mobile device for truly ubiquitous
“We are very impressed with the technological expertise and efficiency 8x8 has
demonstrated with the development of this customized VDI solution,” said Ken
Miyauchi, Softbank Senior Executive Vice President. “No other VDI and IaaS
solution provides the comprehensive feature set, ease of management,
scalability and billing available in 8x8’s Zerigo software suite to make
launching these services both easy and profitable. Adding Zerigo to our
product line supports SoftBanks’s global business growth objectives with a
cost-effective and efficient solution.”
8x8’s Zerigo VDI and IaaS solutions provide numerous high-performance features
to speed deployment and simplify management of VDI pools and VDC for clients,
while supporting rapid business growth with a ready-to-launch solution for
service providers. Unique features include:
*Integrated client billing for complete business management. The Zerigo
software suite is the first service provider-grade platform of its kind to
offer complete DaaS and IaaS management in user-friendly package with
built-in billing support. Zerigo tracks real-time monthly usage, then
automatically generates and distributes invoices to clients. The system
can also be configured to allow automated payment processing and receipt
*Rapid desktop provisioning in just three clicks. Zerigo’s management and
orchestration of Horizon View 5.1 takes the complexity out of VMware
provisioning with a template-style approach that requires minimal
technical expertise. Entire desktop pools can be launched in a matter of
minutes through the intuitive GUI in as few as three clicks. The platform
offers both pre-configured Windows desktop templates, as well as the
option to custom-configure each desktop to suit specific needs.
*Simplified one-stop orchestration and management dashboard. Zerigo VDI
offers the complete VMware View feature set in an easy-to-manage portal to
simplify the deployment and administration of VDI pools with an
easy-to-use, self-service interface. The system can be configured to
support both service provider and client-side admin of the entire VDI
environment, allowing service providers to offer value-added support and
management or give their customers the freedom to self-manage their own
Built upon the powerful and reliable Vblock infrastructure with
state-of-the-art, fully redundant hardware, Zerigo VDI ensures reliability,
continuity and data security in an affordable, scalable solution to enable
business growth. The solution is designed for white label deployment to
support service providers’ brand building strategies.
To get started with the new Zerigo VDI today, or learn more, visit the Zerigo
or VCE booths during VMworld, or visit http://www.zerigo.com/daas.
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,
visitwww.8x8.com, or connect with 8x8 on Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and
Joan Citelli, 408-654-0970
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