Poll: Who Is Most Likely To Buy Savvis?

February 10th, 2011 by · 1 Comment

Following the recent Verizon/Terremark and TWCable/Navisite deals, there has been lots of speculation that other large telcos or cable MSOs might follow up with similar moves to bulk up their cloud and managed services capabilities.  Of the list of public companies that seem the likeliest targets, Savvis (news, filings) [a subsidiary of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL, news, filings)] has been the most frequently mentioned.  But who would be the buyer?  Actually, nobody seems to mention that part in much detail.  So here's a Ramblings' poll to help things along:

Which Cloud-Hungry Telco or Cable MSO Is Likeliest To Buy Savvis?online surveys

For the record, my own vote is 'nobody', because I think Savvis doesn't need this and hence is more valuable as an independent force than under the wing of any of these. But if the price is right then any public company will sell, and it's pocket change to many of these large buyers if they really want it. What do you think?

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  • Rob Powell says:

    Votes for ‘Other’ thus far include 4 votes for PAETEC and 2 each for TW Telecom, Global Crossing, Level 3, and Windstream amongst individual votes for other somewhat less likely buyers… (euNetworks? Really?)

    Hmmm, I hadn’t really thought of TW Telecom as a cloud provider, but the customer base does overlap… I’m not sure any of Level 3, Global Crossing, or PAETEC has the firepower currently, and I think it’s not regionally focused enough to lure Windstream into a bid.

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