We're happy to announce that Kaushik Ray, Vice President of Global Architecture and Customer Engineering won a Gold Award in the "IT Executive of the Year" category in the 13th Annual International Business Awards. In addition, Sungard AS's Cloud-based Recovery for AWS was honored with a Stevie® Award in the "Best New Product or Service of the Year, Software – Cloud Storage & Backup Solution" category.
Sungard AS Cloud-Based Recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Western Europe, providing automated recovery of virtual workloads on the AWS Cloud.
Sungard AS has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software, Worldwide" for the second time in a row. Sungard AS was positioned the highest for its "ability to execute."
IT decision-makers (ITDMs) are struggling to keep up with the increased digital demands placed upon them by employees and business leaders. Some 52 percent of ITDMs feel their organization cannot transform digitally at the speed that management expects, while 54 percent believe the speed of digital transformation is not meeting office workers' expectations.
"When putting your disaster recovery plan in writing, divide your applications into three tiers," says Robert DiLossi, senior director, Testing & Crisis Management, Sungard Availability Services. "Tier 1 should include the applications you need immediately. These are the mission-critical apps you can't do business without. Tier 2 covers applications you need within eight to 10 hours, even up to 24 hours. They're essential, but you don't need them right away. Tier 3 applications can be comfortably recovered within a few days," he explains.
Sungard AS has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service" for the second year in a row.
You've moved your disaster recovery operation to the cloud and now it's time to test it. That's essential because it's the only way to guarantee your plan works and that you can recover critical data after a disruption. Plus, testing allows you to train staff, perform maintenance, engage your business users and suppliers, and make your organization aware of disaster recovery (DR) procedures.
According to the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council, 73 percent of companies worldwide are failing in terms of disaster readiness. Reported losses from a disaster ranged from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars with nearly 20 percent indicating losses of more than $50,000. One recent outage could cost a major SaaS provider upwards of $20 million.
Hurricanes leave whole states, even entire regions of the country, boarding up windows, piling sand bags, and evacuating homes and businesses. So if your data is backed up to another section of your city, it's probably not safe. Copy your data to an area that seldom sees hurricanes and has few natural disaster threats. Sungard AS provides the following seven disaster recovery (DR) tactics to put your data on even safer ground.
As organizations further adapt their IT strategies to take advantage of the opportunities and overcome the challenges, the cloud will be the main focal point. This ongoing digital transformation promises to continue to expand the growing voice and clout of IT leaders in enterprises' senior leadership ranks.
Sungard AS customers now have access to AT&T NetBond, a cloud connectivity service combining the network security and performance of private cloud with the economics and flexibility of public cloud. With NetBond, customers avoid many of the challenges associated with using the public internet such as uneven performance and security threats like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
You're in the market for a cloud service provider, but the sales pitches are all starting to sound the same. The provider you choose will have a major impact—for good or ill—on your IT and your business, so it's not a decision to be made lightly. How do you distinguish one from the other and make sure you've found the best fit?
We are thrilled that once again, an impressive group of Sungard AS women have gained national recognition for the hard work they do to build a robust and rewarding channel program, which in turn helps our customers achieve fully recoverable production services.
Sungard Availability Services is crossing the pond, taking its channel partner program to the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Sweden.
For the first time, organizations with on-premise SAP HANA environments can leverage Sungard AS virtualized SAP HANA servers as part of a comprehensive cloud-based DR strategy.
Recent ransomware attacks on hospitals and medical centers should serve as a wake-up call for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Every business is at risk as hackers specifically look to disrupt business with the simple goal of extorting money.
SDI is on the upswing. Sixty-seven percent of enterprises will increase SDI spending in 2016, according to a 451 Research report. But are organizations ready? Before you engage in a software-defined infrastructure (SDI) implementation, make sure your organization has the skilled staff in place needed for it to succeed.
Sungard AS named Randy J. Hendricks to its board of directors. Hendricks, a global technology industry leader, brings more than 30 years of technology and business services experience to the Sungard AS board.
Utilizing different independent information technology platforms to meet specific corporate needs doesn't seem like a bad idea. In fact it might be a great idea because it allows companies to leverage platforms to meet specialized needs.
Sungard AS has a multi-solution DRaaS service that includes Recover2Cloud, Managed Recovery Program and Enterprise Storage Replication. Its model is a managed service that includes customer-managed features for a more customizable experience. It offers both cloud and hosting services to tailor its disaster recovery service to customer needs.