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Plano, Texas – Compliant hosting leader Layered Tech was among the winners in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, North America, released last month. Layered Tech made strong gains on both of the evaluation criteria that Gartner uses to produce its ratings: completeness of vision and ability to execute.
To be considered for the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, North America, providers must deliver on-demand, enterprise-class managed hosting services, have a presence in multiple North American metropolitan areas, and be among the top 15 North American providers by market share. Gartner’s quadrant-based categorization rates providers by “vision” – the ability to anticipate and meet customer needs – and by service delivery excellence, based on customers’ experiences.
The latest Gartner ratings show rapid ascension for Layered Tech along both the vision scale and the service execution scale. Among the Layered Tech strengths cited by Gartner are its focus on and capabilities for servicing complex managed hosting use cases that have stringent security and compliance requirements, and its ability to back up such services with a compliance guarantee. The Gartner report also notes Layered Tech’s growing capabilities for service delivery automation within the context of an ITIL-based change management framework.
"Customers are looking for Gartner to help them validate strong hosting providers to serve their needs," said Kevin Van Mondfrans, Layered Tech’s VP of Product Management. "Gartner has identified Layered Tech as very well suited to address secure and compliant managed hosting and cloud workloads. We appreciate this validation of our strength."
Last year’s Gartner report noted that Layered Tech is one of the only providers capable of delivering comprehensive PCI and HIPAA-compliant hosting services for the electronic payment and healthcare markets. This year’s report cites Layered Tech’s expansion into the federal governmental, FISMA compliance market as a new company strength.
With its specialization in hosting workloads that must meet stringent security and compliance requirements, Layered Tech is currently placed by Gartner in the “niche players” segment of the Magic Quadrant. Within this segment, Layered Tech leads all other providers for both vision and execution, which puts Layered Tech closer than any other specialist provider toward a position of overall industry leadership.
Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, supporting mission-critical e-business applications, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Tech’s scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit www.layeredtech.com.