8x8 Announces Partnership with VCE

Cloud based VoIP solutions provider 8x8 has announced a partnership with the Virtual Computing Environment Company (VCE) to deliver its cloud computing services.

VCE has been formed by Cisco and EMC and has even received investments from Intel and VMware. The deal has sent 8x8’s stock at an eight year high at $4.80.

The organisation offers the VBlock infrastructure platform which allows companies to set up cloud computing systems using the network, storage, virtualization and management technologies offered by it.

The partnership will allow 8x8 to accelerate the deployment of its cloud computing services thereby reducing costs and to let businesses focus on more important things. The company said that it plans to pitch its services to governments and large enterprise users.

"8x8 is building its enterprise cloud service offerings with leading technology from industry cloud computing heavyweights like Cisco, EMC and VMware," said Bryan Martin, Chairman and CEO of 8x8.

"The Vblock solution represents the platinum standard for tier 1 business applications and provides businesses with the confidence to entrust mission critical applications to the cloud. We view this partnership as a major stepping stone towards our goal of becoming the preferred provider for all types of cloud services for businesses across the United States", he added.