Niche Player: CenturyLink
Dedicated to advancing an aggressive and evolving cloud strategy in the years since its acquisitions of Tier 3 and Savvis, CenturyLink worked its way up to becoming a major player in the cloud market.
But the CenturyLink Cloud has fallen in Gartner's rankings this year from the Visionary to Niche Player quadrant as the telecom giant faces an increasingly competitive field dominated by fewer players.
CenturyLink's cloud is VMware-virtualized. Through its Marketplace Provider Program, customers can obtain third-party software.