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    Sungard Availability Services Achieves Managed Service Provider Partner Status from Amazon Web Services

    October 25, 2018

    WAYNE, Pa.—October 25, 2018—Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) has attained the AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner designation after meeting the criteria of a rigorous independent audit. Sungard AS joins an exclusive group of AWS MSP companies, differentiating itself by focusing on the delivery of resilient, recoverable IT solutions on AWS.  

    Earning the MSP partner designation is further evidence that Sungard AS is leveraging its exceptional disaster recovery track record to provide the next-generation resilient services for the hyperscale cloud of the future. As one specific example, Sungard AS has the unique ability to provide recovery Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for complex applications that require high availability within a single AWS Availability Zone, a managed offering not available elsewhere in the market.

    “Sungard AS is a global leader in building resilient cloud solutions for mission-critical workloads, which means we can offer services, capabilities and knowledge that few AWS MSP partners can,” said Josh Crowe, Chief Technology Officer at Sungard AS. “Achieving MSP partner status confirms what our customers have long known: Our deep expertise in IT infrastructure, and now AWS, allows us to deliver greater value, efficiency and resilience in the cloud.”

    As an accredited Managed Services Provider partner of AWS, Sungard AS:

    • possesses deep AWS knowledge and the right IT Service Management capabilities to deliver cloud managed services,
    • is skilled at cloud infrastructure and application migration leveraging DevOps best practices to support its customers,
    • delivers value to customers by offering proactive support and monitoring, automation and cost management for its customers’ environments.

    “HALO turned to Sungard AS to deliver a managed cloud solution leveraging AWS so we could run a steady-state, quick burst website for one of our largest clients, creating a secure and resilient customer-ready solution in a matter of weeks instead of months,” said Dale Moir, Sr. VP of IT at HALO Branded Solutions. “Without the great collaboration between Sungard AS and AWS, we wouldn’t have been able to deliver one of the most complicated products we’ve ever put together.”

    After the extensive audit, Sungard AS was lauded for utilizing proven tooling to support AWS customers, developing a single sign-on (SSO) portal for customer and account management, its robust DevOps team utilizing core DevOps tooling and expertise, and its strong focus on the continued training of DevOps and cloud division personnel, who currently hold more than 60 AWS certifications and 544 business and technical accreditations.

    Sungard AS’ end-to-end hybrid IT services include cloud management for production and recovery, colocation, managed hosting, and security consulting across a global footprint. Learn more about Sungard AS’ managed cloud and recovery services on AWS.

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