London, United Kingdom —April 24, 2017—Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q2 2017. In this evaluation, Sungard AS was cited as a Leader in DRaaS.

Sungard AS received the highest score for Strategy and Current Offering among the 10 vendors included in the report. It was noted for its “wide range of physical and virtual infrastructure and storage area network (SAN)-based replication,” as well as for its “BC [business continuity] consulting team to help customers identify business processes and technology elements at risk and develop a risk mitigation strategy.” The report also cites Sungard AS’s “continuity strategy and planning, risk assessment, and business impact analysis (BIA) services,” as well as its future strategy, which includes “enhanced automation and orchestration of application-level recovery.”

“In my view, this Forrester WaveTM report shows that we stand out for our large breadth of services not just in recovery, but also in consulting and additional services, such as Discovery and Dependency Mapping (DDM) and Assurance, our suite of continuity management tools,” said Joseph George, vice president, product management at Sungard AS. “I believe that we also illustrated that we can recover to the application layer to complement the infrastructure OS and virtualization-level cloud-based recovery capabilities, another differentiator.”

The Forrester WaveTM report evaluated 10 DRaaS providers on three categories divided into 26 criteria, including:

  • Current offering: Core DRaaS offerings, recovery objective capabilities, technology support, security, self-service and management interface, and consulting services
  • Strategy: Service strategy and corporate strategy
  • Market presence: Installed base, revenue, revenue growth, geographic scope, customer feedback, and technology partners

View the Analyst Report - Forrester: Sungard Availability Services a Leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service

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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 or call 08082388080. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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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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