Savvis Overview


SAVVIS provides IT Infrastructure-as-a-Service, featuring secure, modern data centers in prime locations; enterprise class server and storage platforms; fully managed network solutions; a portfolio of security tools; a suite of management tools that give you control of your applications; and a Professional Services team to help you when you need it.

Their flexible services model enables you to choose which aspects of your IT infrastructure you own and manage, versus what part SAVVIS owns and manages for you.

It’s all there, from colocation services to fully managed utility compute and storage platforms. You choose when, to what extent, and how you want it.


SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS) is a leader in providing and managing global IT infrastructure and end-to-end managed services that enable quick and strategic response to the demands and technology needs of business and government. SAVVIS combines virtualization technology, a global network and data centers with automated management and provisioning systems to provide a full suite of hosting, utility compute, network, security and professional services. These services give customers an ideal balance of support and control that enables them to focus their resources on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT infrastructure.

Key Metrics:

  • 4,000 business and government clients including many of the Fortune 500, federal agencies, and significant companies in nearly every industry vertical
  • 2,200 employees with deep expertise in technical operations, customer support, engineering, and consulting
  • $794 million revenue in 2007

Products & Services:

SAVVIS provides IT infrastructure services that can be used as part of a total outsourcing solution or to selectively support specific applications or business units.

Services Include:

  • Network – converged applications; community of interest networks; private lines; Internet
  • Hosting and Utility Computing – facilities and operations; compute, storage, and network
  • Security – managed security services and consulting
  • Industry Solutions – financial, government, and Software-as-a- Service (SaaS)
  • Professional Services – infrastructure, security, business continuity, compliance, program management


The SAVVIS infrastructure extends to 45 countries and includes:

  • 29 data centers including new and expanded data centers in London, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Singapore.
  • 22,000 managed circuits in a private network supporting multiple application service levels
  • Tier-1 OC-192 Internet backbone

Target Markets:

SAVVIS focuses exclusively on providing IT services to business enterprises and federal agencies. Because of its global infrastructure, management systems, and business model, SAVVIS has the unique capability to deliver fully managed and integrated IT solutions to enterprises with offices around the world.


  • 1995 – Founded in St. Louis, MO as a high-performance Internet Service Provider
  • 1999 – Acquired by Bridge Information Systems and merged with Bridge’s IT operations
  • 2000 – SAVVIS initial public offering raised $333 million, introduced the industry’s first network-based IP VPN services
  • 2001 – SAVVIS IP VPN named Product of the Year by Network Magazine, surpassing AT&T, Sprint, and MCI
  • 2002 – Selected by Intel Online Services (IOS) to assume management of its worldwide hosting customer base, Network reliability declared “Perfect” in Network World magazine study
  • 2003 – Acquired WAM!NET, including applications and 2,000 customers in the media and entertainment, print and publishing, retail, and consumer goods verticals, Won American Business Award For “Best Customer Service Organization
  • 2004 and 2005 – Acquired assets of Cable & Wireless America: 3,000 enterprise customers, 15 data centers, a Tier 1 Internet backbone, and significant consulting expertise.  Market share leader in hosting along with IBM, EDS, AT&T, and Verizon Business (IDC), Market share leader in IP-VPN along with AT&T and Verizon (InStat/MDR), Positioned as a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hosting in North America
  • 2006 to Present – Positioned as a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrants for Hosting in both North America and Europe, announces significant investment and partnership with Cisco to build a next generation network for transporting enterprise applications, begins a major expansion launching four new data centers in the U.S. all fully integrated with the global network and hosting infrastructure.

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