IMHO Savvis network is one of the best out there. For the most part, the "new" Savvis network used to be the legacy Cable & Wireless/Exodus backbone, and they peer with everyone. It's a very reliable and stable choice. You do get what you pay for, tho; They are hardly cheap.
As for datacenters, Savvis has several on a worldwide scale, with interconnents and exchange points all over the place. No wonder why the largest enterprises use them, including eBay, Google, Yahoo, etc.
I could easily be wrong, but I don't know if you can rent a server directly from Savvis. You can colocate there, sure. Find a company that has some space in Savvis, and rent from them. LayeredTech has their servers there, I've got one from them, and it's great. Do a search for LT to get some more info.
Savvis isn't your your average datacenter. I don't think they lease out dedicated servers to end users in the sence as do EV1, The Planet, Burst, etc... They deal primarily with larger clients looking to colo with them, or those that need high quality bandwidth and are willing to pay for it. If Savvis does sell dedicated servers to the general public, I bet they won't be cheap.
If I were you, I'd look for a provider such as LayedTech, which I beleive is hosted in the Dallas Savvis DC.
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Savvis *does not* have server plans, they *do not* sell servers.
Not true. Savvis, much like Digex, NaviSite, etc., also sells high end managed hosting primarily to large corporations, and in most instances that will include a list of productized hardware/software they support and will lease to you. We used to have some Sun servers fully managed by Savvis; it's not cheap--you're looking at several thousands of dollars per month per machine for something like a Sunfire 280R. Last I heard they only offered managed hosting at their St. Louis facility, but that was right in the middle of their integration of CW's assets so I'm not sure now.
I know for a fact that Savvis does have servers for lease. Just as you said, they are full-manged solutions geared more for higher end enterprise clients. You can get these managed solutions in any Savvis IDC, not just in St. Louis.
As far as bandwidth is concerned, the pricing we were given was over $90 /meg for anything under 50 mbits, but than again, that was last year after they aquired C&W. Maybe you can get it cheaper in one of their IDC's, I dunno... As far as we're concerned, they are right up there with internap, L3, and other top shelf providers as far as quality, speed/latency, and overall uptime and redundancy.