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Gartner Again Positions Sungard Availability Services as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

​​​​London, United Kingdom​​. – June 30, 2016 – 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"1 for the second year in a row.

"We understand that our business really is our customers' business, and we take the availability and recoverability of our customers' business applications and infrastructure as seriously as they do. Time and again customers choose us for our risk-based framework and ability to help map technical efforts to business priorities," said Jack Dziak, executive vice president, global products, for Sungard AS.

"Today's enterprise," continued Dziak, "needs a partner that can provide more than simple DRaaS capabilities. The demands of the always-on business requires a full IT availability solution that integrates into development, test, and production environments and orchestrates customer-owned and third-party infrastructures. Decades of disaster recovery experience and proven capabilities allow us to deliver on our promise of providing fully-recoverable production services. It is an honor to again be recognized by Gartner as a leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service."

Gartner evaluated 20 Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) providers for this year's Magic Quadrant. Service providers were evaluated against their ability to execute – to provide a DRaaS offering that meets customer requirements with a high level of service and customer support -- and a completeness of vision -- not just on the provider's assessment of the current market but also on its anticipation of expected market and technology changes.

The firms in the "Leaders" quadrant of the DRaaS Magic Quadrant have "significant industry experience in supporting data center and managed operations services, a strong provider-managed (as opposed to self-service) approach to DRaaS management, and a professional services organization that provides a complete solution to customers for recovery planning, exercising and management."

With more than 35 years delivering recovery solutions that apply to all facets of customers' production environments, Sungard AS understands that IT must deliver business results. DRaaS solutions deliver a truly holistic approach to business resiliency. Sungard AS' comprehensive DRaaS solutions are designed to be flexible enough to work with complex, hybrid production and recovery environments, and to scale up and down driven by specific business requirements, addressing a full range of recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTOs/RPOs).

To view a copy of the 2016 Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, visit: http://www.sungardas.co.uk/Services/Business-Continuity-and-Recovery/DRaaS/Pages/Gartner-Magic-Quadrant.aspx

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service" by John P Morency, Christine Tenneson, and Ron Blair, June 16, 2016.

 

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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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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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