Faced with the need to optimize every aspect of their department, IT organizations are recognizing the benefits of selecting a colocation provider for their mission-critical equipment in a data center. The time, cost savings, and quality of service a company can realize as a result of using a Managed Services provider for colocation are very appealing.
A flexible solution for your applications environment
For many organizations, it’s just not feasible to fund, build and staff a state-of-the-art data center facility, complete with heating, cooling, power and network connectivity. When it comes to delivering the high levels of redundancy needed for always-on business, and expanding your footprint to keep up with growth, the capital outlay can also be enormous.
Colocation Services from Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) allow you to run your business applications in one of our enterprise-class facilities. You can select the space and power environment that suits your needs today, with the confidence that you can grow as requirements evolve.
You’ll have the backing of our skilled team of IT professionals to support your application environments, as well as access to a secure web portal for visibility and control over your IT resources.
A predictable cost structure. Colocation brings the availability, security and performance you need from a data center within an affordable reach. Instead of making capital investments, you can choose from 90 data centers across North America and Europe, and acquire additional services as needs dictate.
Higher availability. Thanks to the redundancies built into our facilities, you can avoid single points of failure that bring the network down or cause power outages that impact both productivity and profits. In fact, our service level agreements include guarantees of 100% for power.
Expert support. With a focus on problem prevention, capacity management and business continuity, our service management team becomes your single source for 24/7 monitoring, management and support. Depending on the services you contract for, they can provide comprehensive technical, administrative and engineering help for all aspects of your IT infrastructure—including network, server, storage and security components—as well as a support staff for level one issues.
Why Sungard AS?
Why Sungard AS for colocation services?
Thousands of customers around the world trust Sungard AS with their most critical systems and data. With experience across production and recovery environments, you can count on us to provide the highly available, fully redundant data centers you need to increase business continuity, and a superior level of service that would be prohibitively expensive for you to provide internally.
- State-of-the-art, enterprise-class infrastructure
- Vendor-neutral and platform independent
- Customer portal for ongoing visibility
- Fail-safe data protection
- Proactive monitoring and management
Choose the right colocation service
Each Sungard AS Colocation Service leverages an operational structure and best practices, backed by an ITILv3 service-centric model, SSAE 16 Type II, ISO 20000-1 certification and FISMA-NIST standards1. Sungard AS can assist your HIPAA and PCI DSS-compliance with our facilities and processes.
Our customized security solutions include IDS/IPS, firewall and VPN support and secure remote access, plus advanced solutions to meet your specific compliance or industry requirements.
Our network services include LAN and WAN management, Internet access services, remote infrastructure management, dedicated transport and load balancing services.
To support your storage and information needs, as well as data protection and compliance requirements, we offer a range of data back-up and SAN services.
We provide monitoring and reporting for the critical infrastructure supporting your applications, including server performance and network operations.
We offer management support for a variety of common operating systems to boost performance, improve availability and reduce the chance of bugs or security issues impacting your services.