Tier 3, Inc. provides enterprise-class cloud software and federated cloud services to businesses globally. It offers cloud services, such as enterprise cloud platform and infrastructure as a service, and on-demand cloud; cloud hosting services, including a virtual private cloud for business-critical applications; and a platform as a service solution, which include on-demand cloud services to deploy and manage applications. The company also provides various enterprise cloud security solutions; and cloud management services, such as intuitive environment provisioning, group virtual server management, and cloud deployment orchestration. Tier 3, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Seattle, ...
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Founded in 2006
Tier 3 Positions in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
Aug 21 13
Tier 3 announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service. Gartner reports that the market for cloud compute infrastructure as a service (a virtual data center of compute, storage and network services delivered as a service) is still maturing and rapidly evolving. Tier 3 sees that enterprises have expanded their cloud usage to include mission-critical applications. And to fully realize the benefits of cloud computing, companies need to transform the way they approach IT operations. Reducing human labor -replacing that labor with automation, and making that labor smarter --represents a tremendous opportunity for cloud infrastructure providers. The placement in the Magic Quadrant caps a significant period of growth for Tier 3 in the last 12 months. Recent highlights include: Global expansion. Tier 3 customers may now deploy virtual servers in nine data centers around the world - four in the U.S., two in Canada, two in the U.K., and one in mainland Europe. Gartner defines Infrastructure as a Service as a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service provider and offered to the customer on demand. The resources are scalable and elastic in near-real-time, and metered by use. Self-service interfaces are exposed directly to the customer, including a Web-based UI and, optionally, an API. The resources may be single-tenant or multi-tenant, and hosted by the service provider or on-premises in the customer's data center.