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Sungard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, Information Availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With approximately five million square feet of data centre and operations space, Sungard AS assists IT organisations across virtually all industry and government sectors prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimise their computer downtime and optimise their uptime. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organisations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business.

Sungard Availability Services (UK) Limited has been recognised as Service Provider of the Year an unprecedented eight times in the Business Continuity Awards’ fourteen-year history, and has been a finalist on all but one occasion: a track record unequalled in the industry. In 2008, Sungard AS was presented the 10th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Excellence in Business Continuity. Sungard AS and its customers have also achieved success in the Most Innovative Product, Most Effective Recovery, Industry Personality, Lifetime Achievement and Consultant of the Year categories, amongst others.

Representing Intellect, the trade association, on the steering committee for BS 25999, Sungard AS helped to define the first standard of its kind, which is alerting the wider business community to the importance of business continuity management. Sungard AS then became the first business continuity expert to secure certification against the BS 25999 Standard, which it retained in 2010. It is now in the unique position of being able to assist its customers – both large and small alike – through the certification process drawing on its own experience.

 

Corporate Structure:
Sungard Availability Services is a business segment of Sungard AS. With annual revenues of about $4.5 billion, Sungard AS is a global leader in software, processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector.

Year Founded:
1978

Chief Executive Officer:
Andrew A. Stern

Corporate Headquarters:
680 E. Swedesford Road
Wayne, PA 19087
800-468-7483

UK Headquarters:
Unit B 
Heathrow Corporate Park 
Green Lane
Hounslow
Middlesex
UK
TW4 6ER

Website: 
www.sungardas.co.uk

Facilities Worldwide:
Over five million square feet of hardened data centre space and enterprise-class IT infrastructure at more than 90 facilities worldwide

Employees: 
3,000 worldwide

Customer Accounts:
More than 8,000 customers in North America and Europe

Services:
Sungard AS offers a complete range of Information Availability solutions that address IT and business needs from the common to the complex, from the everyday to the exceptional. Customers come to Sungard AS to attain higher levels of availability utilising the right combination of solutions we offer – from tape based data backup and testing to workforce continuity, vaulting, storage and server replication, and a fully-managed suite of recovery services for virtualisation, from colocation to enterprise managed services, availability consulting, and business continuity management software.

Fast Facts: Sungard Availability Services...

  • Helps over 8,000 customers worldwide achieve uninterrupted access to their mission-critical data and systems
  • Employs more than 3,000 professionals with extensive Information Availability experience
  • Provides 5 million square feet of hardened, secure operations space
  • Has over 40 mobile facilities staged in strategic locations
  • Manages 90 hardened IT facilities connected by a redundant, global dedicated network backbone​

About Sungard AS
Sungard AS is one of the world's leading software and technology services companies. Sungard AS has more than 20,000 employees and serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries. Sungard AS provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. Sungard AS also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue of about $5 billion, Sungard AS is ranked 434 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. Look for us wherever the mission is critical.

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