SOURCE: Cable & Wireless Communications

Cable & Wireless Communications

July 25, 2016 09:00 ET

C&W Business Recognised as a Leader in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service

Company Receives Recognition for the Second Year in a Row*; Only Caribbean and Latin American Company to Be Included in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2016) - C&W Business, a division of Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), now part of Liberty Global (LiLAC Group), is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, it has been recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)1. C&W Business is positioned as a Leader in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service and was the only Caribbean and Latin American regional organization to be included in this year's Magic Quadrant.

From 2016 through 2020, the use of either DRaaS or IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) to support the failover of production applications will grow by more than 200%, according to the report. The C&W Business DRaaS Solution protects business data and applications from all types of disasters by providing the latest technologies that allow users to become better informed when making critical business decisions.

Gartner Magic Quadrants are based on rigorous analysis backed up by a highly structured methodology. The evaluation was based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute and participants were assessed on a range of criteria. C&W Business believes in order to be recognized as a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrants, a Company must act as a reliable source of information for CIOs and C-level executives who are assessing technology and service providers needed to make critical business decisions. By offering snapshots of markets and their participants, companies are able to evaluate vendor strengths and weaknesses against their current and future needs from Gartner recommendations.

"I am pleased that C&W Business has been recognized this year as a leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service and we are immensely grateful for the positive feedback from our customers," said John Maduri, President of C&W Business. "What is particularly pleasing is that C&W Business is the only representative from the Caribbean and Latin America regions in the Magic Quadrant. Our customers recognize the importance we place on providing integrated solutions when they need it most and while we now serve as the leading ICT provider across the Caribbean and Latin America. We feel it is therefore an honor to receive this recognition not only from our customers but within the industry as well," added Maduri.

C&W owns and operates over 65,000 km of subsea and terrestrial fiber network and eight datacenters across the region offering managed solutions in a redundant and secured environment.

To learn more about C&W Business' DRaaS solution and to download the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service 2016 report please visit www.cwcbusiness.com/draas

*Recognized as Columbus Business Solutions in the 2015 report.

1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, June 16, 2016 (C&W Communications was acquired by Liberty Global in May 2016)

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About C&W Communications
CWC is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, CWC provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

CWC also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network -- the most extensive in the region -- in over 30 markets.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the world's largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our customers who subscribe to over 59 million1 television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over ten million1 mobile subscribers and offer Wi-Fi service across six million access points.

Liberty Global's businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA) (NASDAQ: LBTYB) (NASDAQ: LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA) (NASDAQ: LILAK) (OTC PINK: LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Mas Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a submarine fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets.

For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.

Footnote 1: Subscriber statistics for Liberty Global (including the LiLAC Group) and CWC are as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively, and are based on each entity's subscriber counting policies. CWC's subscriber counting policies may differ from those of Liberty Global. Accordingly, the combined subscriber statistics are not necessarily indicative of the actual number of subscribers to be reported by the combined operations once CWC conforms to Liberty Global's subscriber counting policies.