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TMCNet:  CoSentry's picks 8x8 technology for data center services

[January 29, 2013]

CoSentry's picks 8x8 technology for data center services

Jan 29, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cloud-based communications provider 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) said 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.

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 leverages its patented software technologies to deliver innovative software as a service and infrastructure as a service 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 centre and unified communications solutions.

CoSentry serves as a one-source provider of data centre, 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. The company's website is at www.cosentry.com Comments on this story may be sent to tww.feedback@m2.com

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