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

Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:15am EST

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Innovative Provisioning Software Allows CoSentry to Offer Virtualized Cloud Data
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
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

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

"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

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

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

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