Prominent analyst firm Gartner Inc. has named AT&T a Leader in its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.
“We feel this recognition is further verification that our strategy of embedding cloud solutions into our network is translating into more reliable, innovative solutions for our business customers,” said Steve Caniano, Vice President, Hosting, Application & Cloud Services, AT&T Business Solutions.
The Magic Quadrant evaluated 17 different global enterprise service providers on their “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision” in managed hosting, which combines data center facilities with managed network, storage and computing services and includes cloud services. Companies named in the “Leaders” quadrant “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,” according to Gartner.
“As we continue to evolve our cloud services for businesses, Gartner”s recognition of our strengths in managed hosting, cloud, and support services underscores our commitment to delivering industry-leading enterprise-class solutions,” said Caniano.
This latest announcement follows AT&T”s recent launch of new solutions and updates to its roster of cloud services, designed meet the needs of a wide variety of users ” from large and medium enterprises to developers and internet-centric businesses ” including:
AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service AT&T Enterprise-Class Cloud Services with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service
AT&T Unified Communications Services
AT&T Cloud Architect
AT&T Platform as a Service
AT&T ‘s portfolio of cloud services also includes AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service, and AT&T Synaptic Hosting and a full array of dedicated and virtualized hosting and applications solutions
Industry analyst firm Gartner Inc. has positioned Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, in the Leaders quadrant in both the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting and the Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service.
“Many of the world’s largest and most well-known companies rely on Savvis’ enterprise-class cloud solutions, and we believe these Magic Quadrant recognitions speak loudly to the reasons our clients see us as a global cloud leader,” said Bill Fathers, president of Savvis. “Our focus on cloud will continue as demonstrated by our recently accelerated investment in our cloud offerings. We deliver cloud-based solutions that improve business agility and reduce costs.”
Savvis’ flexible enterprise cloud services are designed and deployed to meet a broad range of global computing needs. From integrated and hybrid cloud designs to fully virtualized cloud data center solutions, Savvis cloud services deliver business agility and can transform enterprises through maximum scalability and security, seamless migration, a flexible engagement model and superior performance for even the most mission-critical of business requirements.
The Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting was published on March 5, 2012. The Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service report was published on Dec. 8, 2011. Both reports were authored by Gartner analysts Ted Chamberlin and Lydia Leong.
The evaluation for both reports was based on vendors’ completeness of vision, including market understanding, offering strategy and innovation, among other criteria. The Magic Quadrant also assesses ability to execute, which includes capabilities, overall viability and customer experience.
Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, announced its placement by Gartner Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of its recently published Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure, Worldwide(1).