Wayne, Pa. – August 11, 2016 –
Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced 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. Both awards highlight Sungard AS's commitment to delivering innovative, high quality solutions and services to global customers.
The International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2016 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy on October 21.
A record total of more than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.
Ray was honored with a Gold Award as "IT Executive of the Year" for his development and introduction of Recovery Execution System (RES), an industry first solution, which offers complete end-to-end automation and touch-free execution of all infrastructure and application recovery procedures across hybrid IT systems. Judges noted that Ray's efforts have completely transformed his industry and brought truly remarkable results. Under his leadership, his team is able to outperform competitors, and he has added remarkable value to Sungard AS.
The company's Silver Award for its Cloud-based Recovery for AWS, first introduced in October 2015, with an upgrade released in July 2016, recognizes Sungard AS' success in assisting customers build greater resiliency into their AWS environments while ensuring comprehensive, compliant, and effective testing and recovery. Judges highlighted the solution's innovation in storage replication, off-site storage, and automated recovery of protected workloads, noting that they bring tremendous value to its customers.
"These awards highlight the innovation and commitment of Sungard AS to supporting customer needs in an ever changing IT landscape," said Jack Dziak, Executive Vice President, Global Products at Sungard AS. "We congratulate Kaushik who has led a talented team and has driven Sungard AS to better serve our global client base. The RES solution and Cloud-based Recovery for AWS are just two examples of the kinds of solutions we are developing to ensure fully resilient production environments for global businesses."
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.
"This year's IBA judges were treated to many remarkable and inspiring stories of achievement around the world," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "We look forward to sharing many of these stories with people around the world over the coming months, through the Stevie Awards blog and social media channels, with the hope that they will inspire and instruct the next generation of business achievers."
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at
About the Stevie AwardsStevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at
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