Cementos Progreso already had a colocation site in Guatemala. But in 2010, Chavez and his team decided it was time to implement a disaster recovery plan outside of the country to avoid losing access to their 12 critical business applications, including SAP.
"Sungard AS offered a solution that was intriguing – not to mention cost-effective," says Chavez. Skeptical at first, "we did extensive research online and within our industry, and everyone told us that Sungard AS was a great partner for business continuity." Chavez understood the Sungard AS approach of focusing first on the business challenges, not the technology.