Savvis

Savvis is a public outsourcing provider of managed computing & network infrastructure for IT application. The company was founded in November 1995 under the name "Diamond Net" by Timothy Munro Roberts and Andrew Gladney. In 1996, DiamondNet changed its name to Savvis, and in April 1999, Savvis was acquired by Bridge.

In the year 2010, Savvis generated revenue of USD 933 million, an operating income of USD 24.5 million & a net income of USD 53.9 million. The company has a market cap of 2.23B. It has an infrastructure which extends to 45 countries & includes 31 data centers. As of December 31, 2010 the number of employees was 2,440. Savvis has nearly 2,500 unique business & government clients, including more than 30 of the top 100 companies in the fortune 500. The headquarters is located in United States.

Savvis provides its services under two models-complete outsourcing model & select service model. The services include:-

  1. Cloud:- a wide range of enterprise cloud services is provided
  2. Colocation, Managed Hosting & Utility Compute
  3. Network Security:- provides network services & enterprise security
  4. Industry Solutions:- provides SaaS infrastructure, SaaS migration & SaaS testing services
  5. Professional Services:- this includes services like customizing implementation, migration of IT infrastructure & staff augmentation

The cloud & SaaS offering of the company is briefed as follows:-

  1. Savvis"Symphony" is the the key enterprise cloud service provided by the company. According to the varying needs of IT it is classified into three –

    • Savvis Symphony Dedicated- This provides a fully managed, customizable, private cloud infrastructure with a dedicated, secure virtualized hosting
    • Savvis Symphony Dedicated Open- it provides the enterprise with the scalability & security alongwith public or private network connectivity option. It provides freedom to enterprises from long term contracts.
    • Savvis Symphony Dedicated VPDC- it is the virtual private data center that provides the enterprise with a combination of facilities like security, service & network.
  2. The SaaS services of Savvis is categorised into

    • Core Infrastructure Services- it provides basic services which include multi-tenancy enablement, application fire-walling, and holistic application-centered service level agreements.
    • Lifecycle Services- it includes development, integration, delivery and operation of applications.
    • Marketplace Services- it aims at creating awareness & connectivity between provider and customer.

The client list of Savvis includes Easyjet, Starz Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Wallstreet Systems, Discovery Communications, Hallmark, Innovest etc. Savvis has technology partnerships with firms like HP, Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Airtel, Level 3, VMWare, 3 Par & Gomez, etc.

Top Management

  1. Chairman & Chief Executive officer : James E. Ousley
  2. President : Bill Fathers
  3. Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer : Greg Freiberg
  4. Chief Technology Officer : Bryan Doer

Key News

  1. April 27, 2011 – CenturyLink to acquire Savvis for USD 40 per Share in Cash and Stock Transaction – The board of directors of Centurylink & Savvis reached an agreement under which Savvis stockholders will receive USD 30 per share in cash and USd 10 in shares of CenturyLink common stock.
  2. March 31, 2011 – Savvis announced the launch of cloud-focussed global alliances program for its partners.
  3. Feb. 7, 2011 – Savvis announced its strategic partnership with Bharti Airtel as an entry to the growing Indian market.
  4. June 16, 2010 – Savvis completed acquisition of Fusepoint

Address

Headquarters : SAVVIS, INC. 1 Savvis, Parkway St Louis, Missouri
Phone : 314-628-7000
Fax : 703-234-8150
Website : http://www.savvis.net