Savvis serves up a wide array of network services. The company primarily provides hosting and cloud infrastructure services, including data colocation and hosted software, for businesses from about 50 data centers across Asia, Europe, and North America. It also provides managed network services such as enterprise security, customized implementations, migrations, and utility computing. Savvis, which is a subsidiary of US phone company CenturyLink, specializes in e-commerce, enterprise application services, hosting and content management, and infrastructure optimization for clients in the financial, media, retail, software, and government industries, among others.
Change in Company Type
The company has been a part of CenturyLink since the $2.5 billion acquisition, which included the assumption of about $550 million of debt. The acquisition was part of CenturyLink's broader effort to expand and diversify its enterprise business while the market for consumer wired telecommunications suffers from the migration of callers wireless accounts.
Savvis serves clients worldwide. In addition to the US, it has offices in Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Poland, Singapore, and the UK.
Sales and Marketing
Savvis targets large and midsized businesses and federal government entities using the Savvis or savvisdirect brands. Customers include the American Hospital Association, Discovery Communications, and Hallmark.
The company is seeking to capitalize as more and more organizations transition to the cloud.