8x8 Acquires Zerigo

8x8 Acquires Zerigo to broaden portfolio of cloud hosting services

June 21, 2011

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative business communications and cloud computing solutions, today announced that on June 17, 2011 it acquired Zerigo, Inc, a Littleton, Colorado-based company providing virtual private servers, managed DNS services, and monitoring tools for cloud-based server operations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition of Zerigo aligns with 8x8's strategic plan to grow its cloud-based offerings through both organic and inorganic activities. This acquisition follows the earlier purchase of Central Host, Inc. in May 2010 and broadens 8x8's portfolio of managed server solutions tailored for small to medium sized businesses, a market it has been serving with cloud-based communications solutions since 2004. In addition to existing relationships with customers such as Salesforce.com subsidiary Heroku, the leading Ruby platform as a service (PaaS), the Zerigo acquisition provides 8x8 with expanded cloud computing capabilities designed to help businesses lower their IT infrastructure costs and management requirements while improving performance and flexibility.

"Zerigo's software technologies will greatly enhance the capabilities of 8x8's cloud hosting services by providing real-time provisioning and elasticity of our compute services," said Bryan Martin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 8x8, Inc. "We are excited to make Zerigo's existing technologies available to our customers and plan to extend them to our enterprise-class private cloud and VMware offerings. The Zerigo acquisition will significantly advance our research and development activities in this area."

8x8 Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT)

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