Englewood, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – September 1, 2006 – IT infrastructure services firm, SAVVIS, Inc., for the first time, has surpassed IBM, with a top listing on the leader quadrant of Gartner’s ”Magic Quadrant for North American Web Hosting.” Illustrating significant trends in the way businesses are managing IT infrastructures, the research is recognized as a ”report card” on the IT industry.
According to SAVVIS, while advancements in web hosting are enabling the total outsourcing of enterprise IT operations, more businesses are executing the option to concentrate on managing and developing the applications that drive businesses on a daily basis. Web hosting is no longer about web sites, it is now about managing mission critical applications, particularly evidenced in the growth of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. SAVVIS recognized this trend ten years ago, and invested significant capital into the development of virtualized IT technology. Later, after a string of high profile acquisitions — including the American assets of Cable and Wireless, the company was able to deliver a vast array of IT services to this large audience of new customers.
It is also clear that demand for web hosting services is expanding significantly. Gartner Dataquest forecasts that the North American web hosting market will grow from $8.8 billion in 2005 to $12.9 billion in 2010, while IDC expects it to grow from $6.9 billion in 2005 to $14.5 billion in 2010.
SAVVIS, Inc. is a global IT infrastructure service firm for business applications. With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, SAVVIS has over 5,000 enterprise customers and endeavors to deliver secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. The solutions are designed to enable customers to focus on core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of IT systems and operations. SAVVIS’ goal is to enlist a strategic approach, combining virtualization technology, a global network with 25 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems.
To learn more about SAVVIS, please visit: www.savvis.net.