Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
BELLEVUE, Wash. — December 20, 2011 ― CenturyLink Cloud, Inc., the enterprise cloud platform provider, announced today that it has been selected by Gartner, Inc. for inclusion in the “Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service.” “We believe this inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for public cloud affirms what CenturyLink Cloud sees in the market: the growing demand for cloud offerings that serve unique customer communities. Our Enterprise customers expect a cloud platform designed for their unique needs — most notably high availability, security, disaster recovery, and advanced automation for IT agility,” says Adam Wray, CenturyLink Cloud CEO. “
We consider our position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant evidence that CenturyLink Cloud is delivering a cloud platform for mission-critical applications and services to our Enterprise customers today and is well positioned to challenge for a leadership position in 2012. We are proud to be among the small number of leading providers selected by Gartner for inclusion in this report.” Gartner bases its evaluation on the “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision.” Ability to execute measures the vendor’s financial viability, market responsiveness, product development, sales channels and customer base. Completeness of vision reflects the vendor’s innovation, whether the vendor drives the market and if the vendor’s view of how the market will develop matches Gartner’s perspective.
The Magic Quadrant for the Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service was introduced earlier this year and covers multi-tenant cloud applications with a focus on scale-out cloud hosting, virtual lab environments, self-managed virtual data centers and turnkey virtual data center segments.
- View a complimentary copy of the Magic Quadrant for the Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Market Segment from CenturyLink Cloud.
About CenturyLink Cloud
CenturyLink Cloud helps large and mid-size enterprises bring applications and services to the cloud. The Bellevue, Wash.-based company provides an enterprise-grade virtual private cloud, enhanced by a framework-agnostic cloud orchestration layer to enable IT automation and agility. Architected for security, risk mitigation and high availability ― with 99.999% SLA at all layers and disaster recovery in every deployment — CenturyLink Cloud is optimized for production environments and mission-critical applications. CenturyLink Cloud’s innovative infrastructure delivers superior performance and resource optimization while expert support provides a virtual extension of in-house IT staff. For more information, visit www.tier3.com.
About the Magic Quadrant
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CenturyLink Cloud Contact:
- Wendy White, VP of Marketing
- (877) 388-4373 x834
- Liam Rose
- (415) 318-4380