|By RealWire News Distribution||
|July 21, 2014 04:04 AM EDT||
London - July 21, 2014 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc., in the Challengers quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe, 2014.
Gartner describes this new Magic Quadrant as: "Cloud-enabled managed hosting brings cloudlike consumption and provisioning attributes to the traditional managed hosting market in Europe. This is a new evolution of a mature market, with a wide variety of vendor offerings and capabilities, so infrastructure managers must choose with care." Additionally, Gartner states that "the provider must also supply other managed and professional services relating to the deployment and operation of the infrastructure such as security services, backup, load balancing, and optional application management for database and middleware."
Commenting on the announcement, Stuart Bonell, CTO, Attenda says, "We are delighted to be recognised by Gartner as a challenger in cloud-enabled managed hosting; we believe this reinforces the strength and depth of our client engagement and our focus on delivering successful business outcomes for our clients."
Oliver Presland, Director of Service Strategy, Attenda adds, "We are seeing more and more of our clients assessing the distribution of existing and new workloads across hybrid architectures. We are well positioned to advise and guide them on their hybrid computing journey; and will continue to expand our services to provide new capabilities that deliver on our broad vision."
Attenda's service strategy recognises that provisioning hybrid platforms for business critical IT requires business-class service levels. A key component is the direct connection of its London-edge data centres to public clouds, removing the uncertainty of Internet connectivity and performance. Today, Attenda offers multi-tenant, dedicated and self-service cloud options within its data centre estate; with a two year track record of delivering managed services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), together with other strategic partnerships for specialist applications and commodity IaaS.
Presland concludes, "We feel our latest Gartner Magic Quadrant positioning validates our service strategy, with our customised approach that enables us to be extremely flexible to individual client requirements, yet taking advantage of the economies of scale in automating the monitoring and management of complex hybrid architectures."
About Attenda Limited (www.attenda.com)
We are one of the UK's leading managed service and cloud platform providers, specialising in running business critical applications. Our Business Critical IT approach combines business outcome focus with a structured engagement methodology and supporting services and infrastructure.
Through our structured Define, Design & Verify engagement methodology, we help to facilitate the right choices for our Clients, offering straightforward advice and uncovering hidden opportunities; leveraging modular, scalable and secure platforms that deliver agility and reliability.
This proven operational foundation ensures better business outcomes, whilst supporting innovation and optimisation. This enables clients to focus on strategy and their business, making them more competitive.
We have built up a commanding market reputation, with the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of UK enterprise Clients including BSi Group, City & Guilds, NHS, Nisa, Princes, reed.co.uk, Regus and Travelodge.
Attenda is positioned in the Challengers quadrant, Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe.
Attenda is ISO9001, ISO27001, ISO20000 and ISO22301 accredited, is a Microsoft Gold Hosting Partner, VMware Premier Service Provider, a SAP Partner, SAP Certified in Hosting and Cloud Services, AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Citrix Service Provider partner, Oracle Silver partner, HP Premier Partner and a HP CloudAgile Partner.
For further details, visit www.attenda.com or please contact:
Attenda Corporate Communications
Gill Constable +44 (0)1784 211100
 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Hosting, Europe by Tiny Haynes, Gianluca Tramacere, Lydia Leong, Gregor Petri, Douglas Toombs, Bob Gill; July 2014
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