December 18, 2014
MONROE, La. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) today announced it has been recognized by analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific.
Evaluation for the report was based on vendors’ completeness of vision, including market understanding, market strategy, sales strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy, geographic strategy, offering strategy and innovation. The Magic Quadrant also assesses ability to execute, which includes product or service, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, overall viability and customer experience.
“CenturyLink continues to invest heavily in the Asia-Pacific region to meet growing demand for colocation, managed hosting, cloud and network services,” said Gery Messer, managing director, Asia Pacific, at CenturyLink. “We believe that being named a ‘visionary’ in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, reinforces CenturyLink’s position as a technology leader in this high-growth region.”
Gartner analysts To Chee Eng, Arup Roy, Vincent Fu, and Kenshi Tazaki authored the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia Pacific, report, published on Dec. 10, 2014. CenturyLink was recognized in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, a report published on July 9, 2014, as well as the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, a global report published May 28, 2014.
CenturyLink Cloud continues to evolve through continual advancements, including the availability of cloud-based managed services, the launch of globally available Private Cloud service in 57 data centers and the opening of the CenturyLink Cloud Development Center.
CenturyLink has a data center presence in four Asia-Pacific markets, including a new location in Shanghai, China.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.
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