SunGard Availability Services Expands Enterprise-Grade Cloud Computing Solutions

Wayne, Pa., March 22, 2010 — SunGard Availability Services today announced expansion of its enterprise-grade cloud computing platform to deliver application availability and ultimately recovery in the cloud. Customer demand for the SunGard cloud solutions is strong.

As a pioneer and leader in IT operations and information availability management, SunGard is strongly positioned to deliver a highly available and resilient cloud computing solution for enterprise-grade requirements. Customers also benefit from access to a portfolio of managed hosting, storage and recovery services for physical and virtual environments.

SunGard cloud solutions in North America will take advantage of a Vblock™ Infrastructure Package, recently announced by the Virtual Computing Environment coalition, which was formed by Cisco and EMC together with VMware.

The SunGard cloud solutions are part of the company’s strategy to help customers simplify the way they leverage IT infrastructure to drive business agility and differentiation in a cost-effective manner. SunGard’s cloud platform will provide the foundation for delivering Infrastructure-, Platform- and Software-as-a-Service in an enterprise-grade, secure and highly available environment. SunGard will provide IT infrastructure on demand, which allows companies to grow or contract cloud resources based on business conditions while also addressing their need for cloud-based hot sites as low-cost recovery options.

Matt Barcus, chief technology officer of New Tech Network, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks Foundation, said, “We chose SunGard because its cloud platform is truly an enterprise-grade environment. New Tech needed a partner with a reputation for addressing availability and data protection, but at the same time could easily scale to meet our demanding growth. We currently have 40 high schools nationwide that rely on our applications daily, and we will double that number in the next two years. With SunGard, we have peace of mind that our applications are up and running on the latest cloud technology and managed by a skilled and experienced team.”

The roadmap for SunGard’s cloud solutions is focused on providing customers with a clear and proven pathway to cloud benefits while mitigating risks. It helps the majority of customers to integrate the cloud into their current application infrastructure and manage both environments with the same high operating standards and resilience.

SunGard’s cloud platform will be built on a Vblock Infrastructure Package. This preconfigured, pretested solution combines best-in-class technology including Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), Nexus 1000v and Multilayer Director Switches (MDS), EMC CLARiiON storage (secured by RSA), and the VMware vSphere™ platform. This technology choice, combined with close engineering and sales collaboration across these companies, will provide customers with a path to pervasive virtualization and cloud IT infrastructure, while helping reduce total cost of ownership and meeting today’s most demanding use cases.

Executive Quotes
“Our customers want to reduce the time spent integrating and maintaining technology so they can concentrate on more strategic tasks,” said Indu Kodukula, executive vice president and chief technology officer of SunGard Availability Services. “Our partnership with Cisco, EMC, and VMware will accelerate our enterprise cloud platform development to deliver just-right, just-in-time managed and recovery services to our customers.”

Robert Lloyd, executive vice president, Worldwide Operations for Cisco, said, “Disaster recovery presents a significant market opportunity as companies look to utilize the cloud to address their uptime, continuity and resiliency objectives. Combining SunGard’s experience in recovery and production with the best-of-breed products contained in Vblock Infrastructure Packages will enable SunGard to offer a resilient solution that helps customers reduce IT complexity and cost as they continue on their journey to cloud computing.”

SunGard Availability Services previously unveiled SunGard-as-a-Service, its fully managed ‘private cloud’ service, in the UK.

About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to more than 10,000 customers in North America and Europe. With five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard assists IT organizations across virtually all industry and government sectors to prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. To learn more, visit www.availability.sungard.com or call 1-484-582-2000.

About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves 25,000 customers in 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 435 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company.

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SunGard AS Releases SunGard Assurance(CM) to Address Evolving Business Continuity Planning Needshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news-and-events/PressReleases/Pages/sungard-availability-services-releases-sungard-assurance-to-address-evolving-business-continuity-planning-needs.aspxSunGard AS Releases SunGard Assurance(CM) to Address Evolving Business Continuity Planning NeedsSunGard Availability Services, the leading provider of information availability and disaster recovery services, today announced SunGard Assurancecm, a continuity management Software-as-a-Service offering. The solution, created in partnership with more than 100 SunGard Availability Services’ customers, reduces user pain points surrounding operational resiliency and compliance, and instills a sense of confidence in business outcomes for business leaders and business continuity professionals alike.
SunGard Availability Services Signs Agreement with Jonas Fitness to Deliver Managed IT and Disaster Recovery Serviceshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news-and-events/PressReleases/Pages/sungard-availability-services-signs-agreement-with-jonas-fitness-to-deliver-managed-it-and-disaster-recovery-services.aspxSunGard Availability Services Signs Agreement with Jonas Fitness to Deliver Managed IT and Disaster Recovery ServicesSunGard Availability Services, a leading provider of managed IT and disaster recovery services, announced today it has signed an agreement with Jonas Fitness to provide managed mainframe and X86 infrastructure support for its SaaS-delivered suite of fitness club management applications. The SunGard Availability Services solution is comprised of production managed hosting with replication to a disaster recovery environment, SunGard Managed Recovery Program and consulting services for mainframe data migration.
SunGard Availability Services Strikes Third Quarter Sweet Spot with Customer Migrations, Delivers Customizable IT Solutionshttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news-and-events/PressReleases/Pages/sungard-availability-services-strikes-third-quarter-sweet-spot-with-customer-migrations,-delivers-customizable-it-solutions.aspxSunGard Availability Services Strikes Third Quarter Sweet Spot with Customer Migrations, Delivers Customizable IT SolutionsSunGard AS continued focus on evolving its customers’ IT strategies and delivering customizable IT solutions was executed through managing customers’ technology operations, cloud migration support and recovery initiatives to ensure operational resiliency. In addition, SunGard Availability Services has continued to increase its globalization efforts to better cater to customers’ needs through new leadership roles and outstanding customer service.
SunGard Availability Services Wins Cisco Cloud Partner of the Year at Cisco Partner Summit 2012http://www.sungardas.com/company/news-and-events/PressReleases/Pages/SunGardAvailabilityServicesWinsCiscoCloudPartneroftheYearatCiscoPartnerSummit2012.aspxSunGard Availability Services Wins Cisco Cloud Partner of the Year at Cisco Partner Summit 2012SunGard Availability Services today announced that it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit theater award for Cloud Partner of the Year in the service provider category. Cisco unveiled the award at its annual channel partner conference in San Diego, Calif.
Top Three IT Workplace Issues Prevent CIOs from Sleeping Easy in 2015http://www.sungardas.com/company/news-and-events/PressReleases/Pages/top-three-it-workplace-issues-prevent-cios-from-sleeping-easy-in-2015.aspxTop Three IT Workplace Issues Prevent CIOs from Sleeping Easy in 2015What worries chief information officers (CIOs) and IT professionals the most? According to a recent survey commissioned by Sungard AS security, downtime and talent acquisition weigh heaviest on their minds.
IT Professionals’ Security Concerns Extend Beyond Hackershttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news-and-events/PressReleases/Pages/IT-Professionals-Security-Concerns-Extend-Beyond-Hackers.aspxIT Professionals’ Security Concerns Extend Beyond HackersIT professionals believe their organizations aren’t doing enough to protect critical data and systems, found a survey commissioned by Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) – a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services.
SunGard Availability Services Announces Technical Preview of Enterprise-Ready, Apache Hadoop-based Unified Analytics Servicehttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news-and-events/PressReleases/Pages/sungard-as-announces-technical-preview-of-enterprise-ready,-apache-hadoop-based-unified-analytics-service.aspxSunGard Availability Services Announces Technical Preview of Enterprise-Ready, Apache Hadoop-based Unified Analytics ServiceSunGard Availability Services today announced a technical preview of its fully managed enterprise-grade, Apache™ Hadoop™-based data analytics platform. By providing a managed service, the SunGard Unified Analytics Servicessm (UAS) will free up organizations from having to manage their own data analytics infrastructure and enable them to focus instead on gleaning business insights from their Big Data assets. The SunGard UAS will provide the hardware, software and networking required for each customer’s Big Data analysis.
SunGard Availability Services Outlines Five Steps to Take in Business Continuity Planning to Protect Your Brandhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news-and-events/PressReleases/Pages/SunGardAvailabilityServicesOutlinesFiveStepstoTakeinBusinessContinuityPlanningtoProtectYourBrand.aspxSunGard Availability Services Outlines Five Steps to Take in Business Continuity Planning to Protect Your BrandIn today’s business environment where many customers expect 24/7 availability to corporate information assets, business continuity planning has become one of the pillars of maintaining a solid brand reputation. How an organization plans for and responds to business disruptions can have a major impact on its perceived reliability among customers and on the company’s bottom line.
SunGard AS Introduces Managed Vaulting for NetApp, Delivering End-to-End Data Protectionhttp://www.sungardas.com/company/news-and-events/PressReleases/Pages/sungard-as-introduces-managed-vaulting-for-netapp-delivering-end-to-end-data-protection.aspxSunGard AS Introduces Managed Vaulting for NetApp, Delivering End-to-End Data ProtectionSunGard Availability Services today announced its Managed Vaulting for NetApp service, which enables end-to-end protection of data for customers with NetApp storage in their primary data center environments. The new service uses NetApp’s SnapMirror or SnapVault technology to replicate data in real-time to NetApp infrastructure in SunGard AS’ secure recovery environment, thereby helping organizations protect critical data in their NetApp storage systems, vaulted in a trusted, off-site location, and available quickly when needed for disaster recovery.

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