Cbeyond to Provide Windows Server 2012 Optimization Tips at SpiceCorps of Atlanta Event

Cloud and network services provider also will provide access to limited edition Betas of industry's first cloud-ready server

ATLANTA (June 8, 2012)Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of cloud and network services to small and medium sized businesses, will discuss the features and capabilities of Windows Server 2012 in an event hosted by the SpiceCorps of Atlanta, a local networking group of IT professionals connected through the Spiceworks online technology forum. The event will take place Saturday, June 9, from 2-4 p.m. (EST) at the Microsoft store inside Atlanta’s Lenox Mall.

Fred White, senior director of cloud services project management at Cbeyond, will outline how Cbeyond is collaborating with Microsoft to provide advance availability of Windows Server 2012 to its customers. The discussion also will include best practices for leveraging the platform’s new features and capabilities, and how attendees can test a Beta version of Windows Server 2012.

As the industry’s first cloud-ready server, Windows Server 2012 provides a highly dynamic and cost-effective server platform providing IT professionals with greater flexibility to deploy applications and websites on premises and/or in the cloud.

“Cbeyond is one of a few IT providers offering Windows Server 2012 Betas, and enabling our customers to see first-hand the virtualization, networking and hosted and hybrid application innovation the platform offers,” said White. “There is a lot of excitement and interest from the IT community for Windows Server 2012, and we think our insight will help businesses maximize cloud-enabled IT capabilities.”

As an active participant in the Spiceworks online community, Cbeyond has provided IT expertise and best practices to answer member questions, moderated discussions on the most pressing IT topics and hosted several online contests. To follow Cbeyond on Spiceworks, visit http://community.spiceworks.com/pages/cbeyond

While registration for the event is currently full, additional information about Cbeyond’s Windows Server 2012 offering is available at https://ws2012beta.cbeyondcloudservices.com/. For more information about Cbeyond’s suite of small and medium sized business IT and communications solutions, visit www.cbeyond.net

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 www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.

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