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8x8 et SoftBank s'associent pour offrir des services de données cloud virtualisés

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ : EGHT), un prestataire de solutions informatiques et de communications d'entreprise cloud, et SoftBank Telecom Corp. (ci-après SoftBank) ont annoncé aujourd'hui la signature d'un accord qui permettra à SoftBank d'obtenir le logiciel d'entreprise cloud par abonnement « Zerigo » de 8x8 sous licence.

Aux termes de cet accord, 8x8 va octroyer son logiciel Zerigo sous licence et développer un logiciel connexe supplémentaire permettant à Softbank de fournir des services d'interface de bureau virtuel (IBV) à ses clients du Japon et du monde entier. La combinaison du logiciel Zerigo et du nouveau logiciel IBV permettra à SoftBank d'offrir une suite complète de services cloud virtualisés à ses principales entreprises clientes en utilisant les produits Vblock de VCE, un leader en systèmes d'infrastructure cloud convergents.

Initialement, SoftBank va déployer ces services au Japon, mais envisage d'étendre rapidement leur déploiement dans le reste de l'Asie ainsi qu'en Europe, aux États-Unis et sur d'autres marchés clés dans le monde. SoftBank compte certaines des plus grandes entreprises au monde parmi ses clients pour ses services primés et envisage de commercialiser ces nouveaux services virtualisés innovants à ces mêmes clients. Cet accord procure à 8x8 des honoraires de développement et d'installation ainsi que des droits de licence continus dans le cadre d'un contrat initial de 36 mois.

« 8x8 se réjouit de s'associer à SoftBank pour offrir ces services de valeur à ses entreprises clientes », a déclaré le président et PDG de 8x8, Bryan Martin. « SoftBank est l'un des prestataires de services de télécommunications les plus souples et les plus performants au monde et la vitesse à laquelle la société progresse reflète la culture de 8x8 qui est de toujours mener plutôt que de suivre le marché ».

« SoftBank a sélectionné 8x8 après une recherche extensive de fournisseurs de logiciel répondant à l'engagement sans équivoque de 8x8 envers la qualité, l'évolutivité, la fiabilité et compétitivité des coûts », a déclaré Ken Miyauchi, directeur du conseil d'administration de SoftBank Telecom Corp. « SoftBank se réjouit de s'associer à une société aussi agile de Silicon Valley dont la culture reflète la nôtre et dont l'expérience en livraison de services cloud sera inestimable pour nous aider à accélérer le déploiement de services similaires au Japon. Nous nous attendons à ce que nos clients soient enchantés de ces nouvelles offres et nous sommes impatients d'étendre les marchés disponibles dans un proche avenir ».

À propos de 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq : EGHT), un prestataire de premier plan de services de communications et d'informatique cloud, exploite ses technologies logicielles brevetées pour fournir des solutions SaaS (Software as a Service) et IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) innovantes aux petites et moyennes entreprises et aux entreprise multisites. Les services de communications cloud de 8x8 englobent les services téléphoniques VoIP d'entreprise et les solutions d'audio et de vidéoconférence, de centres de contact hébergés et de communications unifiées (UC). Les solutions d'informatique cloud de 8x8 englobent les serveurs cloud publics virtualisés et les services d'hébergement de centres de données cloud d'entreprise. Toutes les solutions 8x8 réduisent radicalement les dépenses en télécommunications et infrastructure informatique, tout en permettant d'accéder à des caractéristiques puissantes et à une fonctionnalité qui augmente la productivité, la flexibilité et la mobilité. Pour en savoir plus, visitez www.8x8.com, ou connectez-vous à 8x8 sur Facebook et Twitter.

À propos de SoftBank Telecom Corp.

Depuis sa création en 1984, SoftBank Telecom Corp. offre des services de transmission de voix et de données aux entreprises et fournit un environnement Internet mobile complet. La société s'est forgé une présence confirmée et digne de confiance sur le marché TIC, avec un effet synergique généré par les quatre sociétés de télécommunications du groupe SoftBank. En vue de répondre à une variété de défis commerciaux, nous fournissons des services TIC hors de l'ordinaire avec notre service informatique cloud, White Cloud, pour aider les utilisateurs d'entreprise à optimiser leurs investissements et leurs actifs informatiques. Pour en savoir plus, visiter www.softbanktelecom.co.jp

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