HOSTING Positioned as a Challenger in Gartner MQ for Managed Hosting

HOSTING, a leading provider of enterprise-class, managed Cloud hosting services, today announced that Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has positioned HOSTING as a Challenger in their latest Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.

Denver, CO, April 23, 2013HOSTING, a leading provider of enterprise-class, managed Cloud hosting services, today announced that Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has positioned HOSTING as a Challenger in their latest Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.  The well-respected Gartner report evaluates a company’s ability to execute and its completeness of vision.

According to the report, published April 9, 2013, “This Magic Quadrant covers only solutions that include managed services, emphasizing complex implementations that require significant human labor on the part of the service provider, regardless of whether the underlying infrastructure platform comprises physical servers, virtualized servers, cloud IaaS or a hybrid combination.”

Gartner’s report further states:  “The market for managed hosting is evolving rapidly, so it is vital that service providers have a vision for the future needs of customers and for how they will adapt their offerings to meet those needs. The full context of a provider’s vision is important, as cloud computing continues to alter the market dramatically. We also evaluate a provider’s approach to growing its business, including its strategy for marketing and sales, international expansion, and vertically focused market solutions.”

“HOSTING is continually advancing its market position as a strategic business partner in managed Cloud services. We are committed to meeting – and exceeding – each customer’s needs and to continually improving our offerings.  We believe our position in the magic quadrant validates that,” said Art Zeile, CEO of HOSTING.

Gartner’s criteria for evaluation are comprehensive.  According to the report, “The most heavily weighted criteria for a managed hoster’s ability to execute are their service offerings and service excellence, as reflected in customers’ experiences with sales, support, and operations. Overall business viability, as reflected in the provider’s ability to serve a customer successfully over a three year period without significant disruption, and the providers’ track record, also contribute to this rating.”

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About HOSTING

HOSTING is a leading provider of managed Cloud hosting services for mission-critical applications. With a unique lifecycle approach and the industry’s best team, HOSTING helps organizations design, build, migrate, manage, and protect their Cloud-based environments. Using enterprise-class networking and connectivity technologies, HOSTING provides the highest levels of availability, recovery, security, and performance. HOSTING owns and operates six geographically-dispersed data centers under an ITIL-based control environment independently validated for compliance against the PCI DSS and SOC (formerly SAS 70) frameworks. The company’s 4000 customers around the world represent a variety of industries including healthcare, retail, media-entertainment, financial services technology and government.

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