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8x8 Selected by City of Garden Grove to Provide Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Services

Aug 29, 2011

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VMworld 2011 -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative cloud communications and computing solutions, today announced it has been selected by the City of Garden Grove, California to provide cloud-based disaster recovery services for its VMware vSphere virtualization platform.

Adopting 8x8's customized IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) disaster recovery solution ensures reliable, cost-effective business continuity for the City of Garden Grove and its entire administrative operation in the event of an unanticipated IT failure or other disruptive event. By importing virtual machines from their onsite production VMware deployment into the 8x8 hosted infrastructure, the City ensures the continuous presence of a fully redundant backup infrastructure, giving IT staff confidence that business operations and processes will suffer minimal downtime in the event of a disaster.

"As an organization dedicated to serving the needs of local residents and businesses, it is imperative that we maintain continuous and reliable day to day operations at all times," said Charles Kalil, IT director for the City of Garden Grove. "By leveraging cloud-based solutions like 8x8's VMware-based disaster recovery infrastructure, we can ensure the City's business critical IT infrastructure is protected and reliable while also saving taxpayers money."

"We are honored that the City of Garden Grove has entrusted its business continuity needs to 8x8," said Andy Schwabecher, general manager of hosting at 8x8. "We are starting to see requirements from federal, state and city agencies for cloud based IaaS, whether as a primary or disaster recovery need. 8x8 has the systems, processes and support in place to provide these services in a highly reliable manner and at a price point which meets the severe budget constraints facing all government agencies today. We look forward to providing our latest government customer, the City of Garden Grove, with exceptional service and a robust solution that meets their requirements."

8x8's cloud-based disaster recovery services are part of a complete suite of cloud server, managed dedicated server and private cloud server virtualization solutions tailored for any sized organization from the smallest business to the largest enterprise or government agency. For additional information visit http://www.8x8.com/HostingSolutions.aspx.

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

         joan.citelli@8x8.com

         (408) 654-0970
Source: 8x8, Inc.

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