Claranet maintains position in Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe

Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Claranet has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe, for the fourth year running. Claranet believes that its placement in the Quadrant, which includes managed services on public cloud for the first time, re-affirms its market-leading position in the European hosting industry.

Gartner has revised the criteria for its IaaS and hosting Magic Quadrants this year to take into account the evolving market. While there is still a focus on locally-hosted services in Europe, public cloud services are gaining in popularity throughout Europe; a change that has been reflected in the name and evaluation criteria for Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting.

Charles Nasser, CEO of Claranet, commented:

We see hybrid IT as a key differentiator for us and have, over the past two years, invested heavily in our public cloud capabilities to ensure that we can offer a complete range of hosted services. Applications and data are what matters to organisations, and at Claranet we believe that availability, security and performance are the essential elements in ensuring effective application delivery. These requirements vary from application to application, and getting the right infrastructure services in place for each application environment is key.

Public cloud services are now a key part of the solution to the optimum delivery of applications and data, but they’re not the answer for everything. A service provider who can help manage applications across multiple platforms, such as its own infrastructure, and the customer’s premises, underpinned by an integrated network, is essential. Claranet’s heritage in network provision is a key component of our cloud proposition. It enhances our value in the market and is something that sets us apart from many of our competitors. By offering network-integrated services, we can take advantage of the growing popularity of hybrid cloud and bypass the challenges associated with managing disparate IT environments for our customers."

In its latest report, published by Tiny Haynes et al. on June 28, 2016, Gartner states:

Leaders have proved they have staying power in this market, can frequently innovate on their existing products and can be relied upon for enterprise-class needs. They have proved their technical competence and ability to deliver services to a wide range of customers. They can also address multiple cases with stand-alone or integrated solutions.”

The Gartner Magic Quadrant assessment offers snapshots of markets and their participants. It enables users to map vendor strengths against their current and future needs. Gartner evaluated Claranet’s hosting portfolio on both its completeness of vision and its ability to execute using 15 weighted criteria.

Nasser concluded:

IT departments are a key strategic asset to business, and need to focus on innovation and adding value; something that they will struggle to do without the right suppliers supporting them. Businesses who have their application and infrastructure services optimised are able to act faster and be more effective. When this happens, organisations become more agile, efficient and innovative.”

To find out more about this year's Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe, 2016, and to read a full version of the report, along with a foreword by our CEO and founder, Charles Nasser, please continue below:

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