The modern-day quarterback: a model of resilience for today’s businesses

    May 7, 2019
    Every modern-day quarterback knows what it’s like to keep going in the face of adversity, from fighting extreme temperatures and high winds to feeling the effects of repeated injuries, to the proverbial sacks that knock you to the ground as the clock ticks down. The secret? Dust yourself off and get back up.  

    If proving yourself resilient after injuries is key to an NFL quarterback’s career, it’s even more vital for businesses bracing for today’s IT challenges – from cyber-attacks to natural disasters, to power outages and human error. With data growing exponentially every year, along with pressure to reduce costs while expanding IT services and embracing technology advances, organisations are grasping for solutions. Fortunately, companies like Zerto and Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) can provide relief.

    Quite simply, there’s no time to fumble when managing complex recovery. If your end goal is resiliency, you must align your people, processes and technology accordingly. Peace of mind comes in knowing your team has the capability to recover your complex production environment within a guaranteed recovery time objective in the event of a breach.  

    Peyton Manning, the two-time Super Bowl-winning former quarterback of the Denver Broncos and five-time NFL MVP, knows a thing or two about resilience. He will share his insights as the keynote speaker at ZertoCON 2019, the IT resilience conference for the modern leaders driving digital transformation, on May 20 through 22 in Nashville. 

    Zerto combines disaster recovery, backup and cloud mobility in a simple, converged IT Resilience Platform. Their technology allows Sungard AS, one of the sponsors of ZertoCON, to provide recovery capabilities with aggressive Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs), thereby meeting most business service level agreements (SLAs) and compliance requirements. 

    Sungard AS knows what resilience means to thousands of businesses around the world. By providing IT production and recovery services for over 40 years, Sungard AS has helped companies of all sizes and in all sorts of industries stay resilient.

    Zerto’s IT Resilience Platform™ leverages 'hypervisor-based replication,' which moves data replication up the server stack from the storage layer into the hypervisor. Sungard AS’ Cloud Recovery – Virtual Servers (CR-VS) is a hypervisor-based replication solution providing protection of the recovered environment to a Sungard AS data centre. For companies seeking a managed, automated, and orchestrated recovery solution for their virtualised environments, CR-VS allows for SLA-backed virtual recovery regardless of storage technology in a pay-as-you-use based model. 

    This allows organisations to achieve automated and orchestrated recovery with a guaranteed 4-hour RTO SLA. For companies seeking a managed, automated, and orchestrated recovery solution for their virtualised environments, CR-VS allows for SLA-backed virtual recovery regardless of storage technology in a pay-as-you-use model.

    Business benefits include:

    • Orchestrated and automated 4-hour RTOs with guaranteed Service Level Agreements
    • Heterogeneous and hybrid platform recovery support with seamless connectivity to Sungard AS physical IT recovery assets
    • Fully managed service with 24x7 monitoring
    • Enhanced data protection
    • Flexibility of either Sungard AS or customer-provided Zerto licensing

    You can learn more about Sungard AS and Zerto solutions for optimal recovery performance and value at ZertoCON, in a presentation called “Are You Ready For Some Resiliency?” on Tuesday, May 21st at 2:55 p.m. in Room 209 A/B.

    Sadly, some 35 percent of do-it-yourself installations do not meet their recovery time objectives. But with a broad range of advanced, multi-tier DRaaS services and cloud recovery solutions, such as those from Zerto and Sungard AS, companies can significantly improve their resilience posture. That’s more critical than ever, given today’s digital economy. In fact, Sungard AS Managed Recovery Program clients are 2.5 times more successful at recovering versus the market average, based on a study by DRI International in May 2017.

    These solutions, among many others, are part of the reason Sungard AS was among the select organisations that Forrester invited to participate in The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q2 2019. In this evaluation, Sungard AS was cited as a Leader in DRaaS. That’s almost as exciting as being a five-time NFL MVP – almost.  

    Find out more about Zerto and Sungard AS solutions at ZertoCON 2019, in Booth #11.

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