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8x8 Engages with Intelisys as Platinum Level Partner

Mar 16, 2015

Industry-Leading Technology Services Distributor with Over 1,700 Sales Partners Adds 8x8 to its Portfolio of UCaaS and CCaaS Suppliers to Capture Growing Demand in Mid-Market and Enterprise Segments

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 2015 CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE & EXPO -- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions, today announced it has signed a Platinum Supplier Partnership agreement with Intelisys, the nation's leading Technology Services Distributor of business communications services including voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless and cloud.

As a Master Agent for an elite network of telecom consultants and value-added resellers, Intelisys is focused on empowering the independent sales channel by helping business telecom customers make informed choices about services, technology and cost savings.

"Our mission at Intelisys is to provide our Sales Partners with all of the training, tools and technology solutions they need to be successful," said Andrew Pryfogle, Senior Vice President, Cloud Transformation, for Intelisys. "As such, we are excited to add an industry leader like 8x8 to our Platinum Supplier community. With its broad portfolio of services, outstanding security and reliability credentials, and global presence, 8x8's solutions will be a great asset for our Sales Partners as they continue to capture the growing demand for cloud based alternatives to legacy communications systems."

Intelisys offers a diverse portfolio of solutions hand-picked to meet the demands of its Sales Partner community. Suppliers are chosen to fill specific product niches and must meet strict criteria both in terms of commitment to the channel and quality of services including financial stability, competitive products and commissions, and ease of doing business in a two-tiered distribution model.

8x8's complete suite of integrated cloud communications services will be added to the Intelisys portfolio, including Virtual Office business phone service, Virtual Office Pro unified communications, Virtual Office Analytics big data assessment and reporting tools and Virtual Contact Center, an easy-to- deploy omnichannel call center solution that can be implemented separately or as an integrated component of a Virtual Office deployment. All of 8x8's solutions offer built-in security compliance (including HIPAA, SOX and FISMA), disaster-preparedness functionality and global availability to support the growing demands of today's mobile, BYOD, anytime/anywhere work environment.

"The selection of 8x8 as a Platinum Supplier Partner is a huge endorsement of our leadership in the industry and success selling into the mid-market," said 8x8 Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Puneet Arora. "We are looking forward to working closely with Intelisys leadership and Sales Partners to educate customers about the numerous business benefits of transitioning to the cloud and ways in which 8x8's compelling suite of services can contribute to their productivity and growth."

In addition to its Platinum Supplier Partnership, 8x8 is also a sponsor of the Intelisys Cloud Services University, the only online education center built exclusively for channel sales professionals. In 2014, 89% of Intelisys Sales Partner cloud wins came from those who participated in the Intelisys Cloud Services University.

8x8's cloud-based software platform provides a comprehensive, secure and easy-to-use suite of unified communications and contact center services. In addition to replacing traditional on-premises systems with more cost effective, flexible alternatives, 8x8 solutions address critical challenges faced by many businesses today, such as managing globally distributed workforces and mobile devices, maintaining business continuity, and integrating with core enterprise applications and IT systems.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is the trusted provider of secure and reliable enterprise cloud communications solutions to more than 40,000 businesses operating in over 40 countries across six continents. 8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premises PBX hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact center solutions, and conferencing. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or www.8x8.com/UK or connect with 8x8 on Google+FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.

About Intelisys

Intelisys is the nation's leading Technology Services Distributor of business communications services including voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless and cloud. Intelisys is dedicated to one thing - serving the needs and accelerating the success of the industry's top producing telecom sales agents and IT solution providers as they build vast and vigorously protected streams of recurring revenue for their businesses. Today Intelisys is leading the way as its Sales Partners make the pivot, and experience the epic shift away from traditional telco services and into a new era of cloud-based solutions. Under contract with more than 85 of the world's leading telecom carriers, cloud services providers and technology partners, Intelisys delivers the services end-user customers demand through the most exceptional back office support team ever assembled in the channel.

To learn more, visit www.intelisys.com or talk to Intelisys at 800-615-8330.

8x8, Inc.
Tim Polakowski, 408-883-8434
tim.polakowski@8x8.com
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Intelisys Communications
Jessica Maria, 707-596-5183
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