Claranet maintains its position as a Leader in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant

Gartner publishes Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe 2014

For the second year in a row, Claranet has been positioned as a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, published 9th July 2014 by Tiny Haynes et al., having been positioned in the Quadrant in 2013.

According to Gartner’s latest report, “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.”

According to Claranet’s CEO, Charles Nasser, he believes Claranet’s placement in the Quadrant reaffirms its position as the leading provider of integrated hosting, network and communications services to the mid-market in the UK and continental Europe.

Nasser said: “We believe that Claranet’s positioning in this Magic Quadrant comes as important recognition of the steps we have taken over the past year to strengthen our presence across Western Europe. The European hosting market is currently undergoing a significant shift as it consolidates around a handful of larger providers, of which Claranet is one.

“Agility has been a key component of our success to date, enabling us to respond rapidly to changes in the market and translating these into advantages for our customers. Our strategy is focused on the evolution of our service portfolio in order to leverage our own infrastructure and that of leading large-scale IaaS providers to take our managed hosting services to market. In doing so, we have been able to expand our managed hosting capabilities, broaden our product offering, and establish a strong corporate and financial base from which we can build the business.”

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.

Claranet has a long-standing history of offering outstanding hosting and network services, underpinned by top-class infrastructure, a single end-to-end SLA. These key attributes have allowed us to continue to exceed the needs of our customers as we pursue our ambitious European growth strategy,” Nasser concluded.

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