Evaluation for the report 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.
“Many of the world’s largest businesses turn to CenturyLink as their trusted technology partner,” said Fiona Cullen, managing director, EMEA, at CenturyLink Technology Solutions. “We believe our recognition as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, underscores our ability to help organizations achieve success through our continued commitment to delivering the most complete portfolio of technology services.”
Gartner describes the “leaders” quadrant in the Magic Quadrant report as those companies that “... 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.”
Gartner analysts Tiny Haynes, Gianluca Tramacere, Lydia Leong, Gregor Petri, Douglas Toombs and Bob Gill authored the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, report, published on July 9, 2014. CenturyLink also was recognized in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, a global report published May 28, 2014.
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