BUILDINGS Magazine Says Cbeyond Cloud Servers Reduce Energy Consumption and Costs

Soaring Summer Temperatures Underscore Importance of Energy-Efficient IT

ATLANTA (July 23, 2012)Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of cloud and network services to small and mid-sized businesses,  today announced that its cloud servers were voted a top money-saving product for 2012 by the editors of BUILDINGS magazine. Cbeyond’s cloud servers were recognized for their ability to help buildings significantly reduce energy consumption, decrease capital expenses and improve operational efficiency.

Power can represent as much as 71 percent of costs in a typical office building, according to National Grid. With summer temperatures and power bills soaring, building owners and managers seeking innovative money-saving ideas can turn to Cbeyond. Outsourcing power-hungry servers helps lower costs plus aids in efforts to achieve Energy Star and LEED certifications.

“Energy costs can drain the profits from an office building,” said Chris Ortbals, vice president of cloud services product management at Cbeyond. “By outsourcing server equipment management, building managers can shift some of the burden to Cbeyond. They get the added benefit of reducing their environmental footprint.”

Cbeyond’s award-winning cloud data center was recently cited in a Green Data Center report by Pike Research for its utilization of multiple energy-optimization strategies.

For more information about Cbeyond’s suite of small and medium sized business IT and communications solutions, visit www.cbeyond.net.  To view a social media version of this press release, please click here.

About Cbeyond
Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is the technology ally for small and mid-sized business. Our private, proactively-managed IP network connects customers to voice, data and enterprise applications hosted in our award-winning cloud data centers. Since 1999, Cbeyond has served the unmet needs of businesses through technology and service innovation. We were the first company to build an IP network specifically for small businesses and among the few to offer sales and service professionals onsite. Today, our expanded portfolio helps customers reduce the burden of outlaying capital and manpower to manage infrastructure. Creating an exceptional customer experience is in our DNA. It’s why more than a third of our 60,000+ customers come from referrals. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.

###