Going Virtual: Digital Transformation Comes Full Circle

    October 6, 2020

    Digital events are nothing new. Starting as far back as 1993, “virtual tradeshows” have grown in popularity as economic, environmental, and business priorities shifted over the last two decades. Today, in the midst of a global pandemic, successful broadcasts such as One World: Together At Home, the Emmys, the Democratic and Republican national conventions, and even online college courses such as those available from George Washington University or Johns Hopkins have proved that virtual experiences can indeed be just as successful as in-person.

    In fact, one of the tech world’s biggest conferences, Dell Technologies World, went digital earlier this year after COVID-19 hit – chalk it up to digital transformation. And while much has changed by taking their hallmark partner and customer event online, it hasn’t impacted the significance – and innovation – of this major IT industry conference. As a “Powered by Dell Technologies” partner and “Certified Cloud Service Provider,” Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) is gearing up for this conference like no other.

    As people all over the world discover new ways to harness technology and cut their own digital transformation path to the future, attendees may join Dell Technologies World online (Oct. 21 - 22) from anywhere for this free, two-day event. Here, they will discover how to create new opportunities and build resiliency that stands the test of time with everything from keynote addresses to a TED Salon, product announcements, professional certifications, and live Q&A sessions.

    A gold sponsor of the new Dell Technologies World, Sungard AS will showcase breakthrough technologies and solutions designed to meet the new realities of an increasingly boundary-free, data-driven world. Attendees will gain actionable insights and steps to refine their IT strategy and rethink the ways they deliver solutions and experiences in their businesses and to their customers.

    From its unique conference portal, Sungard AS will discuss its latest offerings, including Sungard AS Private Cloud, the centerpiece of its new end-to-end Connected Cloud ecosystem.

    Many IT leaders are struggling to develop their own private cloud infrastructures, expedite cloud migration or accommodate workloads that are not suitable for a hyperscale cloud solution. Sungard AS’ Private Cloud enables them to easily deploy and manage applications in a modern, secure and agile infrastructure.

    Built on industry-leading hyper converged technology from its longstanding partnership with Dell Technologies, Sungard AS Private Cloud delivers the resiliency, control and commercial flexibility businesses are seeking.

    Further, Private Cloud is hosted in Sungard AS’ Connected Infrastructure facilities where customers can leverage high-performance, low-latency cloud-routed SDN connectivity to public cloud environments. This allows enterprises to drive application performance by streamlining their hybrid IT and multi-cloud architecture demands.

    Recognized as a Dell Technologies Platinum Partner, Sungard AS offers multi-cloud solutions with built-in business continuity as standard. As companies look for ways to accelerate digital transformation within their businesses, Sungard AS Private Cloud offers a solution built to scale with customers at the speed they need to grow, with flexible minimum commitments (including a $0 commitment) and on-demand scalability.

    To fully take advantage of Private Cloud, customers can leverage Sungard AS service models ranging from self-managed to co-managed, or something in between, to augment their IT staff when and as they need it. They also have access to pay-as-you-use, on-demand bursting without any contract changes. This gives them the ability to shift solution-spend across resource consumption and services to grow and adapt at whatever speed or direction is required.

    For further details on Sungard AS Private Cloud, tune into a breakout session presented by Marcus Johnson, Product Manager of Hosted Private Cloud, to find out how Sungard AS built its unique solution by integrating Dell EMC VxRail with IDPA (Integrated Data Protection Appliance) appliances.

    In addition to its virtual exhibit booth, Sungard AS will host chat sessions and participate in the conference gamification event.

    If you think virtual conferences are less exciting than the real thing, get your front-row seat and get ready for an action-packed two days of learning, discovering, connecting, sharing, and innovating – all from the comfort of your desk. Because as we have discovered in 2020, resilience is more important than ever, and technology can make incredible things happen in work and life. Join Sungard AS at Dell Technologies World to see how we keep business running all day, every day.

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