8x8 And Telarus Partner To Bring Enterprise-Grade Cloud Communications To Customers Worldwide

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), the leading provider of global Enterprise Communications as a Service (ECaaS), and Telarus, Inc., a Master Agent and owner of VXSuite™ and national distributor of voice, data and cloud infrastructure services, today announced a partnership to bring enterprise-grade cloud communications to businesses of all sizes. As a master agent, Telarus distributes voice, data and cloud infrastructure services to customers worldwide. With this partnership, Telarus will now be able to distribute 8x8's cloud unified communications and contact center services and enable its sales partners to move from selling product-centric, legacy communications systems to delivering modern communications experiences via an agile industry-leading, cloud communications solution.

"Telarus is now proactively participating in building a comprehensive cloud communications portfolio, aimed at helping our sales partners be successful and grow their business," said Adam Edwards, co-founder and CEO at Telarus. "Together with 8x8, we will address the needs of those businesses who have relied on selling on-premises communications systems by providing more secure, reliable and cloud-based solutions. 8x8's extensive influence and reach in the Enterprise Communications as a Service market will go a long way in helping our partners navigate their business to the cloud."

8x8's innovative ECaaS solution brings all real-time unified communications and contact center services together into one integrated cloud platform, delivering continuous communications experiences from desktop to mobile. These solutions enable companies of all sizes to solve critical business needs and modernize their infrastructure with world-class business communications, contact center solutions, conferencing, collaboration and advanced analytics.

"Telarus is a renowned and reputable master agent, and by utilizing its immense network, 8x8 will be able to assist companies of all sizes in their migration to the cloud," said Vik Verma, CEO of 8x8. "Telarus recognized our ability to provide a more rapid, flexible, cost-effective and comprehensive global communications infrastructure, and we look forward to this partnership and to continuing to solve our customers' toughest communications challenges."

The 8x8 and Telarus partnership demonstrates a joint commitment to equipping the channel with the technology, tools and training to accelerate their business growth by taking full advantage of the industry shift from product-based on-premises solutions to cloud communications.

Read more about 8x8's related global channel announcement today here.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is the trusted provider of secure and reliable enterprise cloud communications solutions to more than 47,000 businesses operating in over 100 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 , www.8x8.com/UK or connect with 8x8 on LinkedIn , Twitter , Google+ and Facebook .

About Telarus, Inc.

Telarus is a technology services master agent who holds contracts with over 80 data, voice, and cloud providers. To help our partners See What Others Can't, we have created a set of tools to help them win more business. We are proud to offer our partners performance monitoring of all circuits ordered, patented pricing tools aide in carrier selection/optimization and cloud engineers to aid partners in complex network design. Our project management team ensures the services ordered are turned up properly. Account management to allow partners to focus on selling while our team manages the renewal process and upsells on their behalf. Telarus was voted the best master agent by the members of the Telecom Association for over five years in a row and is a top three channel partner for nearly all providers it represents. For more information on the Telarus partner program, please visit www.telarus.com/partners or call 877-346-3232.

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