ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced it was awarded a Bronze Stevie ® Award for Best New Product or Service of the Year in the Software - Cloud Application / Service category for its TotalCloud™ Data Center service, during the 11 th Annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the trophies were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. More than 250 nominees and their guests attended. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Released in October 2012, Cbeyond's TotalCloud Data Center (TCDC) service enables businesses that may lack the resources, knowledge or confidence to migrate successfully to a virtualized IT environment in the cloud. A unique TCDC feature is access to a portal which provides a detailed asset utilization overview, showcasing how user services are performing and highlighting over- and underperforming components that need more immediate attention. Through this enhanced capability, users can better sustain their systems and save valuable time by resolving issues faster. Delivered as an enterprise-class, Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering, the TotalCloud Data Center service provides small and mid-sized businesses with their own "slice of the cloud," putting the power and advantages of enterprise cloud computing within reach for any organization.