13 thoughts on “Is Savvis CDN Business For Sale?”

  1. Limelight did not raise $130M, Mgmt and shareholders sold out on $100M of the deal and only $30M went to the company.

  2. SVVS’s CDN is a real bright spot for them and $100M for $40M in revenue(in which the cost for providing this service over SVVS’s infrastrucutre is a fixed cost for SVVS regardless of whether they have the CDN or not) is cheap. Way too cheap. I have the thing Phil and Jonathan Crane see the value in their CDN and want to leverage it further.

  3. Why are you linking to the Akamai – Speedera legal battle after mentioning Sandpiper – Akamai litigation? Get it straight.

  4. I think Om has it straight on the litigation and you are the one that is wrong.

    Savvis owns patents developed at Sandpiper. Akamai sued both Digital Island and Cable & Wireless on patent infringement related to the original Sandpiper patents (which were acquired by Digital Island then C&W and eventually Savvis). The debate was over whether load balancing is done at the DNS or the content servers. Akamai has patented the dns approach.

    Both parties had claims affirmed in the jury trial and both parties had claimed rejected. Eventually they agreed to settle.

  5. So where does SPEEDERA come in? A link to Sandpiper – Akamai litigation would be more relevant. Sandpiper and Speedera were not the same company. The link to the Speedera lawsuit involves information-theft.

    Re-read my original post if you’re still confused.

  6. If Google bought limelight, and of course there are silly rumors a float. Akamai could really turn the heat up in the patent lawsuit. If Akamai bought Savvis CDN they could turn up the heat on the LL suit and hammer everyone. If Akam does not buy Saavis does it mean Akam could go back after whoever the buyer is and that the Saavis IP is not defendable.?

    If anyone hears who SVVS goes exclusive with let us know. This story will only get more interesting.

  7. If Akamai can patent using a DNS for load balancing, then I think I will patent the use of a 1 and 0 and sue anyone that uses a computer.

  8. Om, on a somewhat related note, I know that Savvis’ Digital Media Services group was recently spinned-off as Origin Digital. How will that affect this potential sale?

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