ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, announced today that it will participate in the Channel Partners Conference and Expo, February 27 - March 1, 2013, at the Venetian and Sands Expo Hall in Las Vegas, NV. Cbeyond will highlight a closer model of channel integration of its suite of customizable cloud computing services including TotalCloud™ Data Center and TotalCloud™ Phone System, at #3004 in the Sands Expo Hall A. In addition, Jeff Uphues, Cbeyond's vice president, business development, Cloud Services, joins expert speakers from AT&T Business, Dattobackup and Sungard Availability Services for a panel discussion on "Building a case for Cloud Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery", from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 28 in room Casanova 501. Moderated by Khali Henderson, editor-in-chief, Channel Partners, panelists for this "Developing a Data Center Practice" track will review how to ask the right questions and make the case for Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery. At the event, Cbeyond will emphasize its new "channel integration" approach to working with partners. With this methodology, Cbeyond can provide deal-level support to a variety of qualified partners. "Channel integration is one of the most significant trends affecting channel partners today," said Zane Long, vice president, Indirect Sales, Cbeyond. "Our team of Cloud Solutions Managers are among the industry's top subject matter experts on all things Cloud and will be on hand to discuss cross-selling opportunities in particular." More than 3,000 channel partners including VARs, MSPs and Agents are expected to converge at the show to learn more about how Cloud, Data Center, WAN and Security technologies are redefining business technology and communications for companies of all sizes. Cbeyond will also announce details of its 2012 Pinnacle Club contest winners, an elite group of its top master agents nationwide, based on revenue.