Telarus and 8x8 Extend Partnership

Cloud communications platform provider 8x8 is expanding its partnership with Telarus, a distributor of business cloud infrastructure and contact center services. As a partner in the 8x8 Open Channel Program, Telarus has experienced significant growth partnering with 8x8 in the United States and is looking to extend and accelerate business opportunities into the United Kingdom.

"We've witnessed the transformation of 8x8 into a channel-first company and experienced phenomenal sales growth participating in the 8x8 Open Channel Program, which was only made possible by the strong performance of our loyal network of sales partners in the U.S.," said Scott Forbush, senior vice president of global sales at Telarus, in a statement. "We now have a great opportunity to take the partnership to the next level and replicate this success for our sales partners in the U.K. By working closely with 8x8, we are empowering our sales partners to help organizations accelerate their move to cloud initiatives, ensure business resilience, and enhance the customer experience."

Telarus sales partners in the U.K. can offer as part of their solution portfolio the 8x8 Open Communications Platform, which combines cloud voice, team chat, video meetings, and contact center in a single solution.

"U.K. organizations are finally recognizing it is an operational necessity to move away from legacy on-premises communication systems to achieve long-term success," said Greg McVey, regional vice president of the U.K. at Telarus, in a statement. "We are very excited to extend 8x8's industry-leading communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions to our sales partners in the U.K. as they guide their customers through this essential transition."

"Our work with the leading partners in the channel is playing an instrumental role in our global growth strategy, and our expanding relationship with Telarus is no exception," said John DeLozier, senior vice president and global channel chief at 8x8, in a statement. "Our partnership continues to grow from strength to strength. Together we are enabling the Telarus network of sales partners in the U.S. and U.K. to succeed in one of the fastest-growing cloud markets as they help customers shift to an operate-from-anywhere, digital-workplace mindset by using cloud communications."