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Cbeyond Announces Windows Server 2012 Beta Offering

May 17
15:32 2012

Web HostingATLANTA – Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of cloud and network services to small and medium sized businesses, today announced the limited release of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 beta offerings. Working with Microsoft to offer the new Windows Server 2012 – the industry’s first cloud-ready server – Cbeyond is one of the few companies offering beta versions of the new solution.

Windows Server is the leading server operating system that powers many of the world’s businesses and delivers immense value to IT professionals and web developers. In the latest version, Microsoft is set to deliver a highly dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform for cloud-enabled IT, building on their significant experience in operating public clouds. Windows Server 2012 provides IT professionals and developers the flexibility to deploy applications and websites on-premises, in the cloud, or both. Businesses can now utilize Windows Server 2012 to deploy new applications, migrate, or extend their existing applications to the cloud.

“Cbeyond is focused on bringing innovation to small businesses and our collaboration with Microsoft to provide our customers with advance availability of Windows Server 2012 is yet another example,” said Chris Ortbals, vice president of cloud product management of Cbeyond. “With the hundreds of new features and enhancements with Windows Server 2012, small businesses, IT professionals and developers can now be the first to take advantage of innovation in the areas of virtualization, networking, and hosted and hybrid applications.”

New features in Windows Server 2012 also increase website density and efficiency, and provide frameworks, services, and tools to increase scalability and elasticity for multi-tenant enabled applications. Windows Server 2012 also delivers an improved open web and application development environment, especially for mission critical applications, with enhanced support for open standards, open source applications, and various development languages.

Earlier this month, Cbeyond became one of the first cloud providers to complete a Service Organization Control 3 (SOC 3) examination, demonstrating the company’s processes, procedures and controls are fully compliant with all security and availability guidelines, and that its customers are served and hosted in a secure, controlled facility.

About Cbeyond
Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 62,000 small and medium sized businesses in the U.S. Combining industry-leading virtual and dedicated servers hosted in a fully compliant data center, cloud PBX, secure MPLS enterprise-class networks, robust security services, migration planning and best-in-class real-time management, Cbeyond provides a technology portfolio not generally available to the SMBs they serve. Winning the 2010 Windows Server Hyper-V Cloud Provider of the Year and Hosting Partner of the Year in 2009 and 2010, Cbeyond is an industry leader in delivering virtual and dedicated servers on Windows Server Hyper-V technology. For more information on Cbeyond, visit

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