Press Release

Sungard Availability Services Accepted Onto G-Cloud 9 Marketplace, Bringing True Hybrid IT Services to Public Sector Buyers

London, United Kingdom: 22 May 2017Sungard Availability Services ® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, has been accepted onto the UK Government’s G-Cloud 9 framework , with services live and available from today. Sungard AS services are also available on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework. Public sector buyers looking to procure services will have access to Sungard AS’s portfolio of cloud, Hybrid IT and digital transformation services and solutions.

Through the G-Cloud 9 framework, Sungard AS is providing a complete portfolio of its Cloud Hosting and Cloud Support services. The comprehensive range of available services includes: managed security services such as DDoS Protection and Mitigation, Intrusion Detection System and Log Manager and Security Consulting; Application Cloud Services for enterprise platforms such as SAP and Oracle; Managed Cloud Services for UK Government compliant to process OFFICIAL security classified data; Public Cloud and Hosted Private Cloud Services; Managed Recovery Programmes; Digital Transformation Solutions and – with one year to go before it goes live – GDPR Assessments, among others.

With security vulnerabilities making the headlines on a daily basis, and cyber threats facing public services greater than ever before, Sungard AS offers a host of cyber security services to assist customers with their IT security strategy, governance and operational demands such as penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.

The Sungard AS Government Cloud service conforms to process UK Government OFFICIAL data security standards, following the 14 cloud security principles as laid out by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This means any application or data that is marked OFFICIAL can run and be processed in Sungard AS’ Government Cloud Service without having to go through lengthy compliance checks. This accelerates the rollout of applications time to market and provides infrastructure for government bodies running services that need to conform to these standards.

Hosted within UK data centres, Sungard AS’ Government Cloud service is supported by a dedicated UK Sovereign security-cleared operations team. Through the combination of consultation, cyber mitigation and complete Hybrid IT services, Sungard AS can ensure that customers and partners using its services and solutions are fully prepared to deliver secure and robust services required for the public sector.

Speaking of the news, Keith Tilley*, EVP and Vice Chair, Sungard Availability Services said: “The demand for information availability within the public sector is just as high as it is for private enterprises. Citizens can't wait, operations can't slow and services can't falter. With the public sector facing even greater challenges than ever before, the need for resilient, reliable and cost-effective digital services has never been greater. But with the IT landscape becoming more complex and legacy IT potentially holding back innovation across all aspects of industry, digital transformation in the public sector isn’t straightforward. We’re delighted that our 35 years of experience in providing complex and vendor-neutral Hybrid IT services, combined with our full range of cloud hosting, support and transformation services has been accepted onto the G-Cloud 9 framework.”

*Keith Tilley will be discussing how Government can deliver digital transformation, despite spending cuts, a growing populace and the disparate demands placed upon central departments and local authorities at the 2017 Public Sector Show on 27th June.

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About Sungard Availability Services:

Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS") is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes.  Leveraging more than 35 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. Visit Sungard Availability Services at www.sungardas.co.uk or call 0800 143 413. Connect with us on LinkedIn , Twitter and our blog.

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Piper-Anna Shields
Sungard Availability Services
Email: piper.shields@sungardas.com
Tel: 020 8080 8923

Representing techUK (formerly Intellect), the trade association, Sungard AS helped define ISO 27036 – the IT standard relating to information security in supplier relationships (including cloud services) as a member of SC27.  Previously in a similar arrangement, Sungard AS helped develop both business continuity management standard BS 25999, now ISO 22301 and IT continuity management standard ISO 27031.  Within the UK, Sungard AS became the first business continuity provider to secure certification against the BS 25999 Standard, which it retained in 2010. SunGard is also certified to ISO 27001 and ISO 9001, and compliant with IGSoC, PCI DSS and ISAE3402.

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