Claranet takes leading position in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner announces latest Magic Quadrant for European Managed Hosting

Managed services provider Claranet has been placed in the “Leaders” category in Gartner’s latest European Magic Quadrant research paper.

The report includes Claranet for the first time, citing key factors: the MSP’s agility in meeting customer demand for more flexible hosting, its strong hosting portfolio combined with network experience, and its investment in creating multiple standard platforms for running families of applications.

Charles Nasser, CEO of Claranet, states that a number of points can be taken from the report’s findings:

“The impact of a well-organised account team on the quality of customer service is highlighted as a key differentiator. Gartner’s praise for Claranet in putting agile process teams in place is a testament to our flexibility to meet customer demands and our ability to proactively anticipate requirements. We also have strong history of networking and hosting provision, which means that customers have a single line of accountability and that we have a broad understanding across our customers’ IT spectrum.

“Secondly, as one of the few European-headquartered providers with a pan-European presence, Claranet is in a strong position as the market continues to mature. Our acquisitions of Star in the UK and Typhon in France have consolidated our position in Europe while maintaining our financial and corporate stability – both enormously important trust factors when storing data with a provider.”

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 assessed Claranet’s hosting portfolio on both its completeness of vision and its ability to execute using 15 weighted criteria.

Charles continues:

Our hosting and network solutions offer significant operational cost-savings, enhanced flexibility and scalability, and immediate return on investment (ROI) It is this integrated portfolio, matched with our ability to operate across multiple borders, that has enabled us to enter this Magic Quadrant in the Leaders category at our first attempt – a strong affirmation of our hosting solutions.”

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