AT&T, a provider of communication services, today announced that it has been identified in the leaders quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s most recent report on North American web hosting providers.
According to Gartner, leaders are vendors who are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.
Gartner noted, "The market, particularly the high-end dedicated hosting niche, is changing from dedicating equipment to each customer and charging by the piece of equipment to offering ‘virtualized’ or ‘utility computing’ services that are priced based on usage.The hosting market has moved from stagnation to innovation, thanks to the transition to utility computing."
"We are thrilled to be recognized by Gartner in the leader quadrant in the hosting business-a strategic growth area for us," said Kathleen Flaherty, AT&T chief marketing officer. "We continue to invest in this business and in our networking infrastructure to deliver the performance, reliability and security required by businesses and government agencies for their critical hosted applications-especially in a shared, utility model."