Claranet named as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Managed Hybrid Cloud Hosting, Europe, 2017

Leader position retained for the fifth year running

Claranet believes that its placement in the Quadrant underlines once again the market-leading position it holds in the European hosting industry. This latest recognition also follows Claranet’s placement in Gartner’s inaugural Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide, in March this year.

Commenting on the company’s placement in the Quadrant, Charles Nasser, Claranet’s CEO, said:

“We are proud to be recognised by Gartner in this year’s Magic Quadrant, which we believe reflects the work we do as an organisation to continually improve our hosting expertise and capabilities.

“This year has seen us continue our focus on offering best-in-class private and public cloud managed services and we have invested heavily to ensure that we can meet the often-complex needs of our customers and their mission critical applications. Fundamentally, it is applications and data that keep an organisation’s wheels turning so having the infrastructure, tooling and expertise to achieve the right balance of security, availability, performance and cost is essential.

“We have cultivated strong relationships with the leading hyper-scale public cloud providers over the last few years. This, combined with our own infrastructure, application expertise and heritage in network provision, means that we are able to deliver leading-edge hybrid cloud solutions that help our customers do amazing things. We believe this gives us the edge in an incredibly competitive and fast-paced environment,”

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.

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

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

Looking at the challenges facing IT teams, Charles Nasser added:

“With IT departments facing significant pressure to innovate and add value to their organisations - without compromising security - they need suppliers supporting them who can meet their demands and align effectively with their strategic objectives. To achieve greater agility and efficiency, and therefore free up time to be spent on innovation, it is crucial for businesses to have their application and infrastructure services in order and in the right place.”

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