Here's Who Made Gartner's 2014 Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant

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Visionaries: CenturyLink

Telecom giant CenturyLink made a strong move in the cloud space late last year when it acquired Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider Tier 3. CenturyLink then merged the Tier 3 property into a business unit with another acquisition, Savvis, a Web hosting service it bought in 2011 that also had an IaaS component.

Built on Tier 3's infrastructure and technology, the telecom now offers the CenturyLink Cloud, which it operates at several data centers across the U.S., as well as in Canada, Germany and the U.K.

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