Of all the providers that I've ever had experience with, Savvis has had the best uptime, lowest latency, best thoroughput, and shortest routes of all of them, even edging out well-connected datacenters, such as ThePlanet. If I had my choice of providers, all other things being equal, I'd definitely choose Savvis.
Originally posted by kernelpanic Of all the providers that I've ever had experience with, Savvis has had the best uptime, lowest latency, best thoroughput, and shortest routes of all of them, even edging out well-connected datacenters, such as ThePlanet. If I had my choice of providers, all other things being equal, I'd definitely choose Savvis.
We've been using Savvis for about 4 years now (T1's at our corporate offices, DS3's at our DC). With the exception of the occasional billing/invoicing issue, they have been outstanding. Very responsive to issues, competent network folks, solid performance, little to no downtime, etc.
Excellent for us up in NY/NJ - great ping times, excellent uptime... top quality.... they are more expensive (in my experience) than other providers (granted we don't have multiple gig-E's) but it's worth it... well worth it.
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A couple invoice issues and the fact that a lot of their IPs are on SPEWS are issues, but as far as the network itself, it is great. I would have to say that it is the best Tier 1 carrier out there as far as reliability, latency, etc.
Originally posted by DJ Plasma I'm pretty sure this is an example of customer opinions to someone reading the thread. Perhaps danny just wants to show a potential customer what others have to say about it.
Which is somewhat my point. This isn't the forum to showcase your company, I'd personally consider this thread self promotion, it would be the equivalent of me stating "what do you think about a BGP4 mix of Peer1, NAC, Teleglobe, and TorIX, in Toronto Ontario? Is that a great mix or what?".
Seems somewhat tasteless to me, as a passing by reader I was left with two confusing thoughts (after noting the date was recent), either that he was trying to pat himself on the back and in a manner solicit his services, or he is a reseller who knows next to nothing about the product he's selling.
I don't think that danski represents Savvis per-se, but is mearly one of their many resellers. I don't consider this self promotion given that he was probably just looking for opinions/feedback regarding their service quality.
If I were reselling Level3, as an example, I don't think there would be anything wrong at all for soliciting feedback about their network, especially here. After all, one of the nice things about WHT is the diverse knowlege base to tap into.
The fact is that many people here know that Savvis' quality speaks for itself. They are a "top-shelf" network provider. That said, so is L3, InterNap, and some other Tier-1's out there as well.