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8x8 Makes Cloud Computing Accessible to All Businesses With New Windows Cloud Server Hosting Solution

Nov 29, 2011

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative cloud communications and computing solutions, today announced the availability of its new Windows Cloud Server hosting solution. Now, businesses of all sizes on Windows-based networks have a cost-effective, flexible, and easy Web host option enabling them to instantly deploy cloud servers, virtual private servers, geographically aware DNS and full IPv6 support. Previously, this solution was available only for Linux systems. The 8x8 Cloud Server hosting solution for Windows is available now and can be purchased online at www.8x8.com/cloud.

With 8x8's new Windows hosting service, IT project managers, consultants and CIOs have access to the most up-to-date Virtual Private Server (VPS) and cloud server technologies without having to invest in new IT equipment and spend hours setting it up. Within minutes, businesses can be up and running on a new server, have access to more memory, storage and bandwidth and manage everything from a custom, web-based control panel purpose-built for optimal efficiency and ease of use.

"Businesses are moving away from on-premise computing solutions in order to save money on infrastructure and the accompanying man-hours needed to manage it," said Andy Schwabecher, General Manager of Hosting Solutions at 8x8. "While other providers are head down building solutions for software developers, 8x8 is focused on bringing user-friendly cloud server technologies such as snapshots, cloning, availability zones and hourly billing to conventional IT groups."

Features of the 8x8 Windows Cloud Server Hosting Solution include:

  • Easy user interface — A simple, straight forward self-service portal
  • No set-up fees or contracts — Simply pay by the hour or by month
  • Server snapshots — Grab a snapshot of your server and use it to restore or rebuild your server, or build a new, cloned server
  • RAID-10 storage — Every server utilizes RAID-10 disk storage, providing high performance and reliability
  • Automated provisioning — Build a new server or upgrade an existing one quickly and easily with the automated features available from the self-service portal
  • Memory and processing power — Have access to guaranteed RAM, CPU and bandwidth
  • Other features — Public IP addresses, IPv6, private networks, firewalls, SSH key logins, and an out-of-band console

The 8x8 Windows Cloud Server hosting solution is available now at www.8x8.com/cloud starting at $49 per month or $0.12 an hour.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), a pioneer in the development of cloud-based VoIP, video, mobile, and unified communications solutions, leverages its patented software technologies to deliver industry-leading SaaS applications to businesses of any size with employees in any location. We offer integrated business communications and cloud computing services that are designed to meet the highest levels of availability, reliability and scalability. Increasingly, businesses are finding they can reduce costs, improve productivity, and be positioned competitively for the future by choosing 8x8 for their mission critical, cloud-based communications and computing needs. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or connect with 8x8 on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Joan Citelli

         8x8, Inc.

         (408) 654-0970

         jcitelli@8x8.com
Source: 8x8, Inc.

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