Sungard Availability Services Announces Integration of Cisco Intercloud Fabric Solutions
San Diego, Ca. – June 8, 2015 – Today at Cisco Live, Cisco's annual IT and communications conference, Sungard AS announced it is bolstering its award-winning cloud services to further accelerate the integration of hybrid IT with the CiscoIntercloud Fabric architecture later this year.
Cisco Intercloud Fabric solves some of the biggest challenges business customers face in hybrid cloud adoption by allowing them to acquire the added capacity they need with no differentiation between their internal cloud and the external cloud, yet with ample network policy and security controls.
A Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) member, Sungard AS was the first global service provider to deploy Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) as part of its cloud services portfolio. With today's news, Sungard AS announces that customers will be able to connect their own private clouds with service-provider clouds to move their workloads into the Sungard AS cloud portfolio later this year.
"We're helping customers and partners extend their IT infrastructures into the Sungard AS global cloud by integrating Cisco Intercloud Fabric into our solutions portfolio," said Jack Dziak, Executive Vice President, Global Products, Sungard AS. "Cisco Intercloud Fabric provides organizations the secure cloud services they need anywhere in the world, giving them their choice of using the cloud the way they want it. This in turn enhances the overall value proposition Sungard AS provides our clients, which is a win-win for everyone," he added.
Cisco and Sungard AS provide differentiated, scalable, and secure solutions that support end-to-end IT processes while reducing deployment risks, complexity and total cost of ownership (TCO). Sungard AS offers a full suite of Cisco Powered Cloud services including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Recover2Cloud® and SAP HANA. As a Cisco technology partner for more than 15 years, Sungard AS and its channel partners are uniquely positioned to provide Intercloud Fabric innovations for many shared customers.
"For the last 15 years, Cisco and Sungard AS have been strategic partners and we are now working to help our customers face the challenge of hybrid cloud," said Gee Rittenhouse, Senior Vice President of Cisco's Cloud and Virtualization Group. "We are excited to have Sungard AS bring Internet scale and globally secure solutions for hyper distributed applications and data. With Cisco Intercloud Fabric technology unlocking the potential of the hybrid cloud, Sungard AS is showing its strength as a global Cloud Provider by helping customers adopt hybrid cloud worldwide."
Sungard AS is currently affirming the Cisco Intercloud Fabric Architecture environments and demonstrating how it will integrate with Cisco customers and partners looking to connect private and public clouds. Just recently, Sungard AS and World Wide Technology (WWT), a leading Cisco integrator with headquarters in St. Louis, MO, have demonstrated their joint ability to connect customer premise private clouds to service provider clouds in support of workload placement in WWT's Advanced Technology Center. Workload placement can meet customers' recurring requirement for resource management, data availability, datacenter capacity challenges and seasonal business related spikes.
To learn more about Sungard AS cloud solutions, please visit the Cisco Powered Cloud booth at Cisco Live June 7 – 11 at the San Diego Convention Center.
About Sungard Availability Services
Sungard Availability Services® ("Sungard AS") has more than 30 years of experience providing flexible availability services that help ensure organizations keep applications always on, always available. The company leverages its proven expertise to provide managed IT services, information availability consulting services, business continuity management software and disaster recovery services to clients in North America, Europe and India. Sungard AS helps customers improve the resiliency of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs.
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