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Press Release -- August 30th, 2011
Source: Cbeyond

Cbeyond’s Cloud PBX Solution Delivers Reliability and Boosts Productivity for Atlanta-Based Interactive Marketing Services Provider

Pardot’s Move to Cloud-Based PBX Enables Company to Focus on Core Business Initiatives While Saving Costs

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In 2006, the founder of Atlanta-based Hannon Hill founded Pardot, an innovative provider of on-demand marketing automation software. As a start-up, the company quickly turned to Cbeyond (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings), a leading provider of IT and communications services to small businesses, to manage their growing IT and communications needs.

“Our primary goal was to work with a reputable IT and communications services provider so we could have one less thing to worry about,” said David Cummings, chief executive officer of Pardot/Hannon Hill. “We quickly experienced so much more working with Cbeyond. Not only are the solutions reliable and innovative, but they have allowed our companies to greatly increase productivity because it’s 100 percent managed by Cbeyond.”

Pardot’s automated marketing solution is used by thousands of sales and marketing professionals across the U.S. After switching its Internet, backup and remote laptop access to Cbeyond, Pardot still relied on outdated phone hardware from a previous provider, which resulted in multiple phone outages. The company realized it needed to update their system to scale with their fast-growing business. After receiving quotes as high as $25,000 to replace their PBX hardware, Pardot discovered that a cloud-based PBX solution was more cost-effective and simplified. The company outsourced their PBX in the cloud to Aretta Communications, now powered by Cbeyond Cloud Services.

“Cbeyond Cloud Service’s reliable Cloud PBX solution gives me daily peace of mind with no more outages,” Cummings said. “We’ve never second-guessed our decision to move our PBX to the cloud, and this solution will help support Pardot’s future growth and success.”

Cbeyond’s Cloud PBX solution is a part of the company’s portfolio of small business applications including other cloud-based solutions like virtual servers and managed dedicated servers.

“The cloud delivers businesses like Pardot/Hannon Hill with functionality that was previously only available to large enterprise companies,” said Brooks Robinson, president of Cbeyond’s Cloud Services Division. “Cbeyond sees a tremendous benefit to small and medium businesses with cloud-based solutions because it guarantees reliability, security and controls costs.”

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About Cbeyond

Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 58,000 small businesses in the U.S. Serving growing entrepreneurs, Cbeyond offers more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry®, voicemail, email, Web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing, and virtual private networking. In addition, Cbeyond’s Cloud Services division offers virtual and dedicated servers and cloud PBX to small businesses worldwide. Recently, the Cloud Services division won Microsoft’s Hosting Partner of the Year Award for 2009 and 2010 in connection with Microsoft’s Hyper-V Server product. Winning more than 50 awards for product innovation, growth and a quality customer experience, Cbeyond continues to focus on helping small businesses succeed and grow through high-performance technology, superior services and world-class support. For more information on Cbeyond, visit and follow Cbeyond on Twitter:


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Shana Keith, 678-384-8304

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