Cbeyond Shortlisted for 2013-14 Cloud Awards Program

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ATLANTA, Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally to small and mid-sized businesses, announced today it placed as a finalist in three 2013-2014 Cloud Awards Program categories: TotalCloud® Phone System for Best in Mobile Cloud Solution (finalist), TotalCloud® Data Center for Best Cloud Infrastructure (finalist) and Best B2B Customer Strategy (finalist).

Identifying and celebrating excellence in the field of cloud computing, the cloud computing awards program encourages entries from across the globe. Entrants can be from organizations of any size, including start-ups. Over 200 organizations made submissions, with entries coming from Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and the Middle East.

"For Cbeyond to be shortlisted in the Best in Mobile Cloud Solution, Best Cloud Infrastructure, and Best B2B Customer Strategy categories of the 2013-14 Cloud Awards program is a special honor," said Satish Hemachandran, senior director of product management, Cloud Services, Cbeyond. "Cbeyond consistently provides excellent products and services that ease the technology burden for businesses."

Categories this year included Best Cloud Infrastructure, Data Innovation of the Year, Best in Mobile Cloud Solution, Most Promising Start-Up and Best Software as a Service.

"Every year, we think we must have met the ceiling on how high the standard of entries will get," said Larry Johnson, Cloud Awards organizer. "Every year those expectations are smashed, as a new wave of Cloud pioneers and innovators shows us their successes – and more importantly, their drive for success.

"Cloud technologies are like no other, showing a remarkable ability to act as a catalyst for scalable, intuitive, hardworking solutions for business and modern life. We are lucky enough to be able to showcase some of the brightest and best."

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About Cloud Awards

The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2014 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and "Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit http://www.cloud-awards.com/.

About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), is the technology ally for small and mid-sized businesses. We enable our customers to focus on their core business activities by shifting the burden of IT infrastructure management to us. We deliver cloud services, communications and connectivity through award-winning enterprise data centers and a private, IP enterprise network. Founded in 1999, Cbeyond is a technology service provider with a long history of delivering technology and service innovation for small and mid-sized businesses. For more information on Cbeyond, visit http://www.cbeyond.com and follow Cbeyond on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cbeyond.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Helga Ojinmah Cbeyond 678-370-2243 helga.ojinmah@cbeyond.com Patrick Foarde Ketchum (404) 879 9254 patrick.foarde@ketchum.com Cloud Awards Larry Johnson - 2013-14 organizer www.cloud-awards.com larry@cloud-awards.com

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