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Cbeyond Partners with FiberLight to Extend Its Offer to Client Businesses

By admin, May 7, 2012 4:21 pm

Cbeyond, Inc., a leading network and cloud services provider with over 62,000 SMBs in its client base, announced that its entering an agreement with FiberLight (News – Alert), a fiber optic networking provider for the United States. The partnership between the two companies will allow Cbeyond to utilize FiberLight’s own backbone to extend its offer to new buildings and SMBs around the United States.

Cbeyond (News – Alert) has it in mind to fuse its cloud infrastructure and networking into a product that would make secure cloud computing more accessible to small businesses around the nation. Its partnership with FiberLight allows the company to move even further along its plans of lighting 1,000 buildings by the end of next year and moving 29 percent of its current customer base onto Metro Ethernet services. At this moment, only 21 percent of Cbeyond’s customers benefit from Metro Ethernet with Ethernet-over-Copper technology.

Brent Cobb, CCO of Cbeyond, said, “Our strategy is driven by the needs of our customers to grow with us through innovative technology solutions. Our partnership with FiberLight will help us deliver on this strategy by bringing fast bandwidth speeds to small and medium sized businesses across the U.S. over our secure, private network, which is the foundation for any successful cloud implementation. As more and more customers consider moving their data to the cloud, it is critical to provide an end-to-end secure network.”

Ben Edmond, president of sales and marketing at FiberLight, said, “Our association with a high quality growth company like Cbeyond, recently named one of Forbes most trustworthy companies of 2012, further illustrates the value of FiberLight’s flexible service offering. Our ability to meet the needs of Cbeyond for dark fiber provides not only a potential cost savings opportunity associated with owner economics, but also supports their strategy for delivering Cbeyond 2.0 services, enabling more bandwidth and the key applications consuming that bandwidth, within the small to medium sized business market.”

This isn’t the first partnership it’s made to expand its fiber capabilities. Cbeyond has also partnered with Zayo, another fiber company, to expand its fiber network aggressively.

Edited by Brooke Neuman