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CBTS Virtual Data Center Offers Secure, Scalable Solutions for Businesses of All Sizes

11/03/08

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 2008--With the recent launch of its Virtual Data Center service, CBTS has taken virtualization technology and transformed it into an innovative, scalable, flexible, low risk and affordable solution for businesses of all sizes. CBTS Virtual Data Center is a new utility computing service that allows that allows customers to provision and managed virtual Windows(R) and Linux servers in a cloud computing environment. A division of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB), CBTS is a leading provider of data center and managed services.

"While advances in technology have led to significantly faster computing times, application processing needs have not increased at the same pace," explained John Burns, president of CBTS. "This means that a company's server utilization may be running at a mere 10 to 15 percent of overall capacity. As the cost of managing server infrastructure increases, companies are looking for ways to do more with less. The CBTS Virtual Data Center provides a scalable and flexible architecture to help businesses of all sizes reduce the capital costs associated with server acquisition, rising power and cooling expenses, and time spent managing additional systems."

    Some common uses for a Virtual Data Center include:

    --  Management of seasonal or sudden needs for increased computing
        resources;

    --  Additional capacity for business continuity/disaster recovery
        purposes;

    --  Dedicated corporate data center or application development and
        testing site.

"One of the most compelling features of our Virtual Data Center service is the ability to support businesses ranging in size from small and mid-sized to Fortune 500," said Christi Cornette, vice president of marketing, CBTS. "No matter what size, customers are served from a secure Tier 3 CBTS Data Center with full network and power redundancy."

Virtual Data Center customers pay a monthly service fee and have on-demand access to virtual services via an online portal. For more information about the Virtual Data Center, call CBTS at 866.355.5287 or visit www.cincinnatibell.com/cbts.

About CBTS

A division of Cincinnati Bell Inc., CBTS combines the data networking capabilities of Cincinnati Bell with next-generation managed services that provide companies with flexible solutions for end-to-end IT deployment. The CBTS business model can help organizations increase productivity and operational efficiency while reducing costs and risks through solutions that focus on business continuance, compliance, security, and technology infrastructure. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com/cbts.

About Cincinnati Bell

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions--including local, long distance, data, Internet, and wireless services--that help keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world.

In addition, businesses ranging in size from start-up companies to large enterprises turn to Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems as well as complex information technology solutions including data center and managed services.

Cincinnati Bell conducts its operations through three business segments: Wireline, Wireless, and Technology Solutions. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com.

CONTACT: Cincinnati Bell
Sarah Kelley, 513-368-1485
skelley@hsr.com

SOURCE: Cincinnati Bell Inc.