LONDON, November 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a global leader in outsourced internet infrastructure services for the enterprise, has been selected as the winner of the best European Data Centre Hosting Provider category by Waters, a leading US financial technology publication.

The awards, which are known as the euroFITs - Waters European Financial IT Award, judge the best European companies in key categories of the financial and technology services sectors. The awards were conceived this year in order to recognise industry excellence in the deployment and management of financial IT within the wholesale investment banking community.

This is a great testament to the fact that our data centre facilities offer some of the best levels of scalability, environmental efficiency, security and managed service offerings currently available within Europe, said Brian Klingbeil, Managing Director EMEA for Savvis. We serve many of the world's leading financial services companies with our range of managed hosting, colocation and proximity hosting services, added Klingbeil.

Phil Albinus, editor of Waters magazine said: The data centre is the new trading floor as financial customers are increasingly looking for low latency infrastructure to power their trading applications. Boasting a data centre footprint of 1.43 million square feet, Savvis is an industry leader focused on solving data centre needs and its range of low latency IT services, such as Proximity Hosting, really appeal to this sector.

Other categories in the awards included:

- Best European Clearing House - Best European Network Provider - Best European Exchange Platform - Best European Cloud Provider - Best Green IT Vendor - Best European Compliance Provider - Best Outsourcing


About Savvis

Savvis, Inc. is a global leader in outsourced internet infrastructure services for the enterprise. More than 4,000 customers, including 40 percent of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing. For more information about Savvis, visit

SOURCE: Savvis, Inc.

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