Telecom Lead America: SoftBank Telecom has signed an agreement for SoftBank to license 8×8’s subscription-based Zerigo enterprise cloud software.
As part of the agreement, 8×8 will license its Zerigo software and develop additional related software for Softbank to provide virtual desktop interface (VDI) services to its customers in Japan and across the world.
Initial launch will be in Japan. It will be rolled out in rest of Asia, Europe, the United States and other major markets throughout the world.
The initial 36-month agreement provides 8×8 with development and installation fees as well as on-going license fees.
The combination of the Zerigo software and the new VDI software will enable SoftBank to offer a full suite of virtualized cloud services to its major enterprise customers using Vblock products from VCE, a converged cloud infrastructure systems provider.
Ken Miyauchi, director, SoftBank Telecom, says its customers will be delighted with these new offerings.