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Virtustream Positioned in the "Visionaries" Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service


Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise class cloud solutions provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service,”i which examined 15 vendors whose cloud compute solutions address scale-out cloud hosting, virtual lab environment, self-managed Virtual Data Center (VDC) and turnkey VDC.

According to Gartner, “Service providers are increasingly using dynamic physical and logical isolation mechanisms to create ‘private' infrastructure within a shared, multitenant capacity pool. This allows economies of scale while enabling customers to meet a broader range of security and compliance requirements.”

“Our xStream cloud solution allows enterprises to move mission-critical legacy and web-scale applications to the cloud. We're very proud to be recognized in the ‘Visionaries' quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS, for our enterprise-class cloud solution,” said Rodney Rogers, chairman and chief executive officer of Virtustream. “We continue our innovative solution development providing our customers with an enterprise-class cloud solution – for private clouds, virtual private/public clouds and hybrid clouds.”

Gartner reports that, “Initially, most businesses choose use cases that are peripheral to their organization's IT needs, but over time, adopt cloud IaaS for mainstream business applications as well, including mission-critical applications, mirroring the past decade's adoption pattern of virtualization in the data center. Many businesses, especially in the midmarket, will eventually migrate away from running their own data centers in favor of relying primarily on infrastructure in the cloud.”

Virtustream's xStream cloud platform is covered in more detail in the report. xStream delivers an innovative approach to private, virtual private and hybrid clouds, enabling customers to deploy mission-critical applications in the cloud, backed by application SLAs. Powered by Virtustream µVMTM (micro-VM) technology, xStream delivers enterprise-grade security and compliance, multi-tenant efficiency, application performance SLAs and consumption based charging for mission-critical legacy and web-scale applications.

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iGartner “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service” by Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs, Bob Gill, Gregor Petri and Tiny Haynes, October 18, 2012

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About Virtustream

Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud solutions for enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream simplifies moving complex IT to the cloud - whether private, public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud. Virtustream offers xStream: a secure, high availability, enterprise class hybrid cloud solution, delivering application level SLAs for mission critical applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). xStream is available as software for existing data centers and as a managed service from Virtustream's cloud – all backed by professional services to design, migrate, and manage clouds. Virtustream offers xStream worldwide; owns data centers in the U.S. and EMEA; operates an international Cloud Exchange; has offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Toronto and Dublin and has partners in Asia and China.

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