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BTI Systems

October 08, 2012 09:00 ET

Cbeyond Selects BTI Systems for New Cloud Services Initiative

Leverages BTI's Service Management Software and Packet Optical Solutions to Deliver New, High-Value Metro Ethernet Services

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 8, 2012) - COMPTEL PLUS FALL 2012 CONVENTION & EXPO -- BTI Systems, the global leader redefining service delivery for metro network operators, today announced that Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) has selected BTI's Ethernet Business Services and Metro Packet Optical Networking Solutions to rapidly provision services to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) on its high-speed dedicated network.

Renowned for architecting the world's first business-class IP local network, Cbeyond is an award-winning provider of technology services to companies in 60 countries. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company delivers cloud services and communications through its enterprise network and data centers.

Earlier this year, Cbeyond launched a strategic initiative to expand its network so customers could gain faster, more secure access to advanced technology, like cloud services. The company sought a technology partner that could nimbly support its multiphased business strategy. After evaluating other major networking vendors, Cbeyond chose BTI based on its ability to provide end-to-end network visibility, and seamlessly integrate into its existing IT infrastructure to support rapid service provisioning.

"The security, scalability and manageability of the network plays an essential role in the migration to cloud services," said Joe Oesterling, Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations at Cbeyond. "BTI impressed us with its software and open APIs, which integrate efficiently into our infrastructure and make it easier and faster to provision network services. We look forward to working closely with BTI as we further expand our network."

The cornerstone of BTI's Ethernet Business Services and Metro Packet Optical Networking Solutions is the proNX Service Manager, a modular, flexible software solution that integrates seamlessly into any operating environment. With a one-click, intuitive and feature-rich GUI, it is designed for rapid scaling across access, aggregation and core network infrastructure. Providing end-to-end network visibility, the proNX Service Manager helps expedite service provisioning, simplify monitoring and management, and speed time to revenue.

Complementing the proNX Service Manager are the BTI 7000 Series and BTI 700 Series packet optical platforms. Compact, modular and easy-to-use, the BTI 7000 Series provides tremendous densities and capacity in a single integrated system. The BTI 700 Series serves as the edge component of a complete, end-to-end Carrier Ethernet networking solution. With multiple small form-factor configurations that allow for cost-effective and rapid service delivery, the MEF-certified BTI 700 Series enables a complete range of Ethernet services.

"We welcome the opportunity to team with forward-thinking companies like Cbeyond that are capitalizing on cloud computing for tremendous business opportunity and competitive advantage," said Steve Waszak, President and CEO of BTI. "We're excited to provide the service management software and packet optical platforms to fuel Cbeyond's current and future expansion into key metro markets nationwide."

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.

About BTI Systems
BTI Systems is the innovative networking company delivering solutions that empower service and content providers to capitalize on the increasing demand for bandwidth driven by game-changing and long-term trends in mobility, video and cloud services. With an integrated suite of service management and application software, and packet optical networking platforms, BTI enables service and content providers to scale capacity and profitably deliver a mix of high-value applications, services and content to subscribers and businesses around the globe. More than 350 customers rely on BTI to monetize, accelerate and simplify service delivery. Headquartered in North America, BTI operates regional sales, marketing, and R&D centers of excellence throughout the world. For more information, visit www.btisystems.com.

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