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TMCNet:  8x8 partners with SoftBank to offer virtualized cloud data services

[February 14, 2013]

8x8 partners with SoftBank to offer virtualized cloud data services

Feb 14, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) and SoftBank Telecom Corp. said 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 contract.

8x8 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. The company's website is at www.8x8.com.

Since its foundation in 1984, SoftBank Telecom 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. For additional information, visit www.softbanktelecom.co.jp Comments on this story may be sent to tww.feedback@m2.com

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