15 years ago, I founded ServInt.
The odds were very much against us at the outset. I was 19 and I didn’t have any connections to the industry, much less the capital that would be necessary to start a company of our scope today. What I lacked in funding, I made up for with sheer, unadulterated passion for building a rock solid business on the web. In my mind, the only things we needed to be successful were a coherent vision and geek cred, and ServInt would have both in spades.
From the beginning, the difference between ServInt and the competition has always been our level of accountability. We wanted businesses of all shapes and sizes to be able to trust us to ensure they stayed up and running. The things that many folks take for granted, such as 24/7 support, were things we had to develop from the ground up…and when I say ground up, I mean me waking up at 3 am to update someone’s server in the next room. Ah, simpler times indeed.
Today, we have staff all over the U.S. serving customers from all over the world. More than 30% of our customers are in Asia, and we continue to have a dominating presence in North America and Europe, we are a truly global company. From our Managed Services Team in Virginia, to our network engineering teams in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and California, all the way to our Enterprise Sales teams in Michigan, it shows just how far we’ve come from the early days in ServInt’s infancy.
We’re a healthier, smarter, and faster company now than we’ve ever been, and these last 15 years have been a blast.
This year, we have a lot of really exciting projects we’re working on. In the coming months, we’ll have new products competing in new markets, paving the way for a future that further enables businesses to grow, and keep growing, with ServInt.
Traditionally, a 15th anniversary is represented by a gift of crystal or a watch. Both are symbols of longevity, rigidity, strength, and transparency. Like a crystal, ServInt has a clear focus that has been shaped and refined by our experiences in this industry. Like a watch, we have stood the test of time, and our product has an elegant complexity shaped by a combination of open source expertise and the attention to detail only true craftsmen could supply.
I think that image is fitting, and I want to personally thank all of you for trusting us with your business. You are, and will continue to be, an integral part of our success.
Here’s to another 15 years.
Photo by timlewisnm