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Latisys Positioned in New Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, North America

Company Achieves First Ever Placement, Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

ASHBURN, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/14 -- Latisys, a leading international provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the new Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, North America.(1) The report was published on July 15, 2014, and authored by Gartner analysts Doug Toombs, Lydia Leong, et al. The complete report, including the quadrant graphic, is available here.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is widely recognized as one of the most influential reports for enterprises seeking to evaluate hosting vendors. Its evaluation is based on completeness of vision, including market understanding, product strategy and innovation, among other criteria. The Magic Quadrant also assesses ability to execute, which includes operations and overall viability, among other criteria. Latisys is among 17 providers on the Magic Quadrant and believes its placement signals its arrival as a leading managed hosting and private cloud provider.

According to Gartner, "Cloud-enabled managed hosting brings cloudlike consumption and provisioning attributes to the traditional managed hosting market. It represents an evolution of a mature market in which the wide variety of offerings and capabilities means vendors must be chosen carefully."

"Latisys is pleased to be recognized for the first time on the Gartner Magic Quadrant -- a very important benchmark for large and mid-size enterprises seeking to outsource mission-critical IT infrastructure," said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. "IT infrastructure outsourcing is accelerating at a rapid pace, and we've seen enterprises from across all verticals choose our secure, unified platform for IaaS solutions tailored to their exact needs. Whether you are outsourcing for the first time or looking for a new infrastructure partner, the Gartner Magic Quadrant -- and Gartner research in general -- is a critical tool for gathering data and evaluating your options."

Over 1,100 enterprises and government organizations rely on Latisys as their trusted provider of critical IT infrastructure solutions. With a Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI) deployed across high-density data centers located throughout the U.S. and now in the U.K., Latisys enables multi-site redundancy, managed backup and secure disaster recovery -- including cloud-based DR solutions. Latisys' Tier III facilities are designed and operated for the business continuity of mission-critical operations -- offering the power, cooling, space, backbone network and managed services with an eye toward reducing customer total cost of ownership.

With security as a priority, Latisys engages external audit firms to perform annual assessments to support customers' diverse compliance requirements. These accredited examinations span SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS and HIPAA -- affirming Latisys' commitment to meet the highest standards for availability and security.

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About the Magic Quadrant
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About Latisys
Latisys is a leading provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density data centers across the United States -- and now in the United Kingdom -- Latisys offers a scalable outsourced IT infrastructure platform that provides customers with what they need, when they need it. As a client-centric company -- with state of the art data centers in Ashburn, Virginia, Chicago, Denver, Irvine, California and London -- Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that seek a truly flexible IT infrastructure partner. With a Net Promoter score of 46, Latisys leads the IaaS industry in customer satisfaction. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit www.latisys.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/latisys for additional information. All Systems Grow.

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1. Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, North America" by Doug Toombs, Lydia Leong, Tiny Haynes, Gregor Petri, and Bob Gill, July 15, 2014.

LATISYS CONTACT:
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