Wayne, Pa. – April 28, 2015 – Sungard Availability Services®(Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders' quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) published April 21, 2015.

Gartner evaluated 14 DRaaS​ providers for this year's Magic Quadrant. Service providers were evaluated on their ability to execute on criteria including product/service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, customer experience and operations and completeness of vision. Sungard AS is positioned the furthest for both completeness of vision and ability to execute.

"We're proud to be named a leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service by Gartner," said Jack Dziak, executive vice president, global products for Sungard AS. "Our Sungard AS DRaaS solutions deliver a truly holistic approach to business resiliency that continues to change the face of the DRaaS industry and we believe further confirms and enhances our leadership position in the highly complex market for advanced recovery solutions."

With more than 30 years delivering recovery solutions that apply to all facets of our customers' production environments, Sungard AS understands that IT must deliver business results.  As such, the resiliency of customers' IT environments is crucial in ensuring those results can be consistently delivered, even at time of test and disaster. Sungard AS' comprehensive DRaaS solutions are designed to be flexible enough to work with complex, hybrid IT production and recovery environments, and to scale up and down based on requirements driven by specific business results, addressing a full range of recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTOs/RPOs).

About the Magic Quadrant

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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 40 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. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.co.uk or call 08082388080. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Karen Wentworth
Sungard Availability Services
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Tel: 484-582-1354

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 AS is also certified to ISO 27001 and ISO 9001, and compliant with IGSoC, PCI DSS and ISAE3402.

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