ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, has been positioned by Gartner Inc. as a leader in the Managed Quadrant for Managed Hosting, North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/CG10879LOGO) The report can be accessed at http://savvis.com/magic-quadrant-leader. "We believe our industry leadership position reflects the trust companies have in Savvis when they choose us to manage their business-critical applications, content and IT infrastructure," said Jeff Von Deylen, president, Savvis. "Savvis employees know that every experience matters – to our clients' success and to our success – and we take great pride in helping companies solve their immediate business problems and plan for future growth through our consultative approach and hybrid solutions." As part of its managed hosting services, Savvis offers a full suite of enterprise-class cloud services through data centers strategically located around the world. From shared, dedicated and hybrid cloud solutions to fully virtualized data centers, Savvis cloud services are part of a complete portfolio of IT solutions. In December 2012, the cloud portfolio expanded with the U.S. launch of savvisdirect, a simple, cost-effective cloud computing solution for businesses of all sizes. Gartner analysts Douglas Toombs, Lydia Leong, Bob Gill, Gregor Petri and Tiny Haynes authored the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, North America, report, which was published April 9, 2013. The report is based on vendors' completeness of vision, including market understanding, product strategy and innovation, among other criteria. The Magic Quadrant also assesses ability to execute, which includes capabilities, overall viability and customer experience. About the Magic Quadrant Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.