More Than a Decade of Service. Countless Solutions. Infinite Possibilities.
Throughout Savvis history, we have focused on delivering IT services to business and government enterprises. Our global IT infrastructure and service model were originally built as a business unit of Bridge Information Systems, Inc, a financial market data company. Savvis was incorporated in Delaware in 1998 and began providing high speed Internet service to enterprise clients and Internet service providers.
In 1999, Savvis was acquired by Bridge, and our network was combined with Bridge’s network. In February 2000, Savvis completed an initial public offering (IPO) for the combined entity. Savvis used part of the proceeds of the IPO to acquire the network and computing assets of Bridge, and entered into an agreement to provide network services to Bridge and its world-wide client base. Also in 2000, Savvis launched the Intelligent IPSM networking product suite.
In 2002, Savvis was chosen by Intel Online Services (IOS) to provide managed hosting services to their clients in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan. In 2003, Savvis entered into leases and subleases and assumed management of all or a portion of IOS data centers located in Santa Clara, California; Chantilly, Virginia; London and Tokyo to serve these clients.
In 2003, Savvis purchased the commercial business operations assets of WAM!NET, Inc., a global provider of content management and delivery services. The addition of WAM!NET brought Savvis critical application expertise in digital content management and a significant set of enterprise clients in the print and publishing, music and gaming, retail, and consumer goods vertical markets.
In 2004, Savvis acquired substantially all of the assets of CWA out of bankruptcy. This acquisition, which closed in March 2004, expanded Savvis’ portfolio of services, grew the company’s customer base, and added 15 data centers, a Tier 1 Internet backbone, and an established content delivery network to Savvis’ IT infrastructure. Also, in 2004, Savvis launched a global portfolio of virtualized utility services that provide fully integrated server, storage and network capacity to run business applications using an on-demand delivery model. Gartner recognized Savvis as a “Leader” in their Magic Quadrant for Hosting in North America.
In 2006, Savvis announces a significant investment and partnership with Cisco to build a next generation network for transporting enterprise applications. Additionally, Savvis began a major expansion of data center space, opening six new centers in the U.S. In 2006, Savvis was recognized as a “Leader” Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Hosting in both North America and Europe.
In 2007, Savvis opens 5 new data centers located in the US, UK and Asia.
In 2008, Savvis is positioned as the forerunner in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hosting in North America.
Gartner again placed Savvis in the leaders’ quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Hosted Cloud System Infrastructure Services (On-Demand) in their July 2009 report.
In 2010, Savvis acquired Canadian managed IT and colocation provider Fusepoint Inc. which operates three data centers in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal and has more than 330 customers. The acquisition provides additional international expansion for Savvis; Fusepoint’s data centers have a total of more than 40,000 sellable square feet of space, with Toronto the largest at 28,000 sellable square feet. Savvis also was positioned in the Leader's Quadrant of Gartner's Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting Magic Quadrant.
In 2011, Savvis merged with CenturyLink. The combination creates a premier managed hosting and colocation provider with global scale positioned for leadership in meeting customer demand for outsourced IT and cloud services. The combined infrastructure includes 48 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia.