8x8 and CoSentry sign license arrangement for Zerigo cloud software

8x8, a provider of cloud-based business communications and computing solutions, has announced that it has entered into a software licensing arrangement with CoSentry, a provider of infrastructure and cloud computing services, for its subscription-based Zerigo cloud software.

The agreement enables CoSentry to offer a full suite of virtualized cloud services to their mid-sized and enterprise clients using Vblock products from VCE and the 8x8 Zerigo provisioning, management and billing platform.

CoSentry will offer VCE Vblock services to clients located in their primary markets of Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas and Missouri as well as other markets across the US.

CoSentry intends to provide these new innovative virtualized services to an expanded group of industry specific clients. The agreement provides 8x8 with installation fees as well as an ongoing monthly subscription fee to use the software over an initial 12-month contract in all CoSentry data centers.

"8x8 is delighted to partner with CoSentry to deliver these valuable services to their business customers," said 8x8 Chairman & CEO Bryan Martin. "CoSentry is one of the most innovative cloud data providers in the US and the addition of 8x8's Zerigo provisioning technology will enable them to rapidly and consistently provision virtualized services to their growing customer base."