|[September 20, 2017]
8x8 and Aryaka Partner to Enhance Cloud Communications for Global Enterprises
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), the world's
first Communications Cloud provider, and Aryaka®,
the leading global SD-WAN provider, today announced that they are
entering a strategic partnership that will improve the performance and
reliability of business-critical cloud unified communications. This will
enable global mid-market and enterprise companies to enhance business
communications, collaboration and customer engagement for their
employees, customers and partners around the world.
Through this partnership, Aryaka's (News - Alert) global SD-WAN solution will provide
enterprise-grade private connectivity to further enhance the superior
voice and video quality delivered by the 8x8 (News - Alert) Communications Cloud™. When
tested against several leading Unified Communications as a Service
(UCaaS) providers, 8x8 was recently found by the Tolly
Group to deliver the highest voice quality across multiple client
platforms and network impairment conditions. 8x8 was also recently named
a Leader in the 2017 Gartner
Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide1
for the sixth year in a row.
When 8x8 and Aryaka are deployed together, enterprise voice and video
traffic is routed through Aryaka's global private network instead of
over the public Internet, thereby minimizing latencies, packet loss and
jitter. As a result, organizations will benefit from increased employee
productivity by reducing service interruptions and dropped calls.
"Our partnership with 8x8 enables enterprises to significantly enhance
the performance of their voice and video communications globally
regardless of changing network conditions," said Shawn Farshchi,
President and CEO of Aryaka. "This improves business execution and
delivers the stable and high-quality experiences that employees,
partners, and customers demand from communications, collaboration and
customer engagement operations."
"8x8 is committed to providing mid-market and enterprise companies with
the highest levels of quality and reliability for cloud communications,
collaboration and contact ceter services while simplifying service
deployment and reducing costs," said Mehdi Salour (News - Alert), Senior Vice President
of Global Network and DevOps at 8x8. "The Aryaka partnership will enable
us to further improve quality of service for voice, video and web
conferencing, delivering a superior end-user experience for employees,
partners and customers around the world, even in the face of adverse
customer network conditions."
Platform Specialty Products (PSP), a global, diversified producer of
high technology specialty chemical products, has deployed
8x8-over-Aryaka to improve its UCaaS operations and provide high-quality
communications and collaboration to its employees.
"Prior to deploying 8x8 and Aryaka, our remote locations were
experiencing WAN performance issues, which resulted in dropped calls
when attempting to connect to other offices around the world," said
Dustin Collins, Vice President of Global Infrastructure Services at PSP.
"Post deployment, not only do we no longer drop calls, but voice quality
has improved immensely. Our team is more productive as a result. With
such a noticeable improvement in network and communications quality,
we're looking to implement the solution in several locations in Latin
America and Asia."
The 8x8 Communications Cloud combines unified communications (8x8
Virtual Office), team collaboration interoperability (8x8 Sameroom™),
contact center (8x8 Virtual Contact Center and 8x8 ContactNow™) and
real-time analytics in a single open platform that integrates across
clouds, applications and devices, eliminating information silos to
expose vital, real-time intelligence.
Aryaka is transforming how global enterprises connect sites and users
worldwide, and use mission-critical applications to support modern
business execution demands. Aryaka's Global SD-WAN combines a
purpose-built private network, SD-WAN, optimization and acceleration
techniques, connectivity to cloud platforms, and network visibility in a
single solution that is delivered as a service. To learn more, visit www.aryaka.com.
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About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is the provider of the world's first
Communications Cloud that combines unified communications, team
collaboration, contact center, and analytics in a single, open and
real-time platform. 8x8 eliminates information silos to expose vital,
real-time intelligence across multiple clouds, applications and devices
to improve individual and team productivity, business performance and
customer experience. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com,
or connect with 8x8 on LinkedIn,
 Gartner (News - Alert) "Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service,
Worldwide" by Daniel O'Connell, Bern Elliot, Rafael A Benitez, September
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and 8x8 Communications Cloud™ are trademarks of 8x8, Inc. Aryaka® is a
trademark of Aryaka Network Solutions (News - Alert), Inc.
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