Exodus Communications

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Exodus Communications
IndustryInternet services
FateChapter 11 bankruptcy; purchased by Cable & Wireless
Defunct2001 (2001)

Exodus Communications was an Internet hosting service and Internet service provider to dot-com businesses. It went broke, along with many of its customers, during the bursting of the dot-com bubble. It declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2001 and was purchased by Cable and Wireless.[1]

Exodus acquired American Information Systems, Cohesive, Arca Systems, and Network-1's professional services division. In December 1999, Exodus acquired Global Online Japan [2] and opened its Tokyo IDC in April 2000.

In January 2003, Cable and Wireless Japan sold Global Online Japan to Japanese VoIP operator Fusion Communications,[3] merging its existing consumer Internet and VoIP efforts to create Fusion Network Services. The Fusion group was later acquired by Rakuten Group,[4] where the Global Online Japan and Fusion brands continue to exist.

In March 2004, Cable and Wireless America, including the Exodus assets, were acquired by SAVVIS.[5] Cable and Wireless Japan sold its IDC operations to the SoftBank Group.


  1. ^ "Cable & Wireless to Buy Exodus Assets, Contracts". LA Times. 1 December 2001. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Exodus to Acquire ISP Global OnLine Japan - InternetNews". InternetNews. 1999-11-25. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  3. ^ "News Release 2003 FUSION COMMUNICATIONS CORP". Fusioncom.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  4. ^ Rakuten
  5. ^ "Medium Business to Enterprise - Business Solutions by CenturyLink". www4.savvis.net. Retrieved 2018-10-28.