ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Cbeyond's TotalCloud® Data Center (TCDC) as a 2013 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner presented by Cloud Computing Magazine. "As the technology ally for small and medium-sized businesses, Cbeyond recognized the need for highly reliable and scalable infrastructure services these businesses could use to run their most critical business and IT applications. We therefore designed and delivered TotalCloud Data Center as an enterprise-grade cloud services platform tailored to meet those specific SMB needs," said Satish Hemachandran, senior director of product management, Cloud Services, Cbeyond. "Since it launched in October 2012, TotalCloud Data Center has seen rapid adoption among our target customers and become one of Cbeyond's flagship products. We are extremely proud and honored to receive this award for Cloud Computing Excellence." Cbeyond's TotalCloud Data Center (TCDC) service lets SMBs increase efficiency, flexibility and scalability through a highly customizable cloud computing solution. TCDC customers benefit from key features like multiple virtual compute and storage bundles, security options for compliance support, integrated network connectivity, and an intuitive self-service portal. Customers seeking to transition from on-premise servers or other cloud environments can also take advantage of optional infrastructure services like Dedicated and Shared Storage or dedicated physical servers to create a Private or Hybrid Cloud deployment. As a fully managed Cloud offering within Cbeyond's TotalCloud product line, TotalCloud Data Center can also be combined with add-on services for Cloud Assessment and Migration, SQL support, Backup and other Application Management services. "Cbeyond has been recognized for their achievement in bringing innovation and excellence in the market while leveraging the latest technology trends to create an enriched user experience," said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director, TMC. "Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce Cbeyond as a recipient of the Third Annual Cloud Computing Excellence Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "The company's TotalCloud Data Center (TCDC) service has demonstrated innovation as well as the ability to improve the cloud." The Cloud Computing Excellence Awards recognize companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.