Cbeyond Shortlisted for 2013-14 Cloud Awards Program

Cbeyond Shortlisted for 2013-14 Cloud Awards Program

International Cloud Computing Program Announces Shortlist

ATLANTA, Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the
technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, announced today it placed
as a finalist in three 2013-2014 Cloud Awards Program categories: TotalCloud®
Phone System for Best in Mobile Cloud Solution (finalist), TotalCloud® Data
Center for Best Cloud Infrastructure (finalist) and Best B2B Customer Strategy

Identifying and celebrating excellence in the field of cloud computing, the
cloud computing awards program encourages entries from across the globe.
Entrants can be from organizations of any size, including start-ups. Over 200
organizations made submissions, with entries coming from Europe, the U.S.,
Canada, Australia and the Middle East.

"For Cbeyond to be shortlisted in the Best in Mobile Cloud Solution, Best
Cloud Infrastructure, and Best B2B Customer Strategy categories of the 2013-14
Cloud Awards program is a special honor," said Satish Hemachandran, senior
director of product management, Cloud Services, Cbeyond. "Cbeyond consistently
provides excellent products and services that ease the technology burden for

Categories this year included Best Cloud Infrastructure, Data Innovation of
the Year, Best in Mobile Cloud Solution, Most Promising Start-Up and Best
Software as a Service.

"Every year, we think we must have met the ceiling on how high the standard of
entries will get," said Larry Johnson, Cloud Awards organizer. "Every year
those expectations are smashed, as a new wave of Cloud pioneers and innovators
shows us their successes – and more importantly, their drive for success.

"Cloud technologies are like no other, showing a remarkable ability to act as
a catalyst for scalable, intuitive, hardworking solutions for business and
modern life. We are lucky enough to be able to showcase some of the brightest
and best."

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About Cloud Awards

The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and
honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in
cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established
and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find
and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move
into 2014 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most
Promising Start-Up, and "Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution. Finalists were
selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more
information about the Cloud Awards please visit http://www.cloud-awards.com/.

About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), is the technology ally for small and mid-sized
businesses. We enable our customers to focus on their core business activities
by shifting the burden of IT infrastructure management to us. We deliver cloud
services, communications and connectivity through award-winning enterprise
data centers and a private, IP enterprise network. Founded in 1999, Cbeyond is
a technology service provider with a long history of delivering technology and
service innovation for small and mid-sized businesses. For more information on
Cbeyond, visit http://www.cbeyond.com and follow Cbeyond on Twitter at

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         Helga Ojinmah
         Patrick Foarde
         (404) 879 9254
         Cloud Awards
         Larry Johnson - 2013-14 organizer

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