Accelerates network transformation, partners with Unitas Global to expand interconnection capabilities
WAYNE, Pa.—April 21, 2021— Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of highly available, cloud connected infrastructure in North America and Europe, today announced the expansion of its global network interconnection capabilities, significantly bolstering its reach and capacity worldwide. This software-defined network delivers flexible, performant and cost-competitive private interconnection, allowing Sungard AS to extend its network fabric to customer locations and empowering customers to rapidly address the rising demand for seamless connectivity end to end.
Sungard AS’ multi-faceted network transformation initiative addresses challenges customers experience as they go through their digital transformation journey. The ability to dynamically scale and change interconnection is a market-leading capability required by enterprises utilizing today’s agile IT architectures. This transformation offers customers a broad set of benefits, including:
- Software-defined networking to rapidly scale and change services
- A cost-effective and converged network fabric
- Seamless access to Sungard AS hybrid cloud architecture
- Direct on-ramps to all major cloud providers
Sungard AS has forged a strategic partnership with Unitas Global, a leading provider of connected multi-cloud environments, to complement its own portfolio of services. As a carrier-neutral data center provider, Sungard AS sought a partner that had the key technology to address the improved agility and cost efficiencies enterprises require to run their business. To that effect, the ability to utilize Unitas Nexus™ and Unitas Reach™ capabilities made all the sense in the world.
Through its partnership with Unitas Global, Sungard AS will transform its data centers into connectivity hubs for:
- Colocation services
- Hybrid cloud services
- Recovery services
- Hyperscale cloud services
- SaaS provider platforms
Leveraging the Unitas Nexus Marketplace platform, Sungard AS will provide customers with enhanced, automated connectivity services from enterprise edge locations to the cloud, as well as a streamlined connection buying process.
“The network fabric is a critical and increasingly integral component of any customer digital transformation journey, and we must deliver the latest technologies at the highest quality of service,” said Jim Paterson, Executive Vice President, Global Product and Technology, at Sungard AS. “Unitas Global’s capabilities and technology are well aligned with our long-term vision for software-defined networking and providing a comprehensive set of interconnection services. Leveraging Unitas’ expertise as a network provider, we’re able to offer our customers a truly unique array of capabilities to meet the customer challenges of today and tomorrow.”
Sungard AS customers can gain improved visibility and control of network monitoring and utilization, refreshed technology, enhanced performance, and availability guarantees on services. They will also see improved traffic performance, reliability and stability.
“Unitas Global looks forward to a long-term partnership with Sungard AS that adds value through the delivery of a reliable, high performance, fully managed network fabric to simplify connectivity operations and create an on-ramp to its data centers,” said Grant Kirkwood, Chief Technology Officer, Unitas Global. “With a fully-transformed, software-defined network interconnecting its facilities and extending out to the customer edge, Sungard AS is positioned to enable a full suite of next-generation network services to benefits its customers.”
About Sungard Availability Services
Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) is a leading provider of cloud connected infrastructure solutions serving enterprise customers from 75 hardened data centers and workplace recovery facilities in nine countries. Sungard AS has a 40-year track record of delivering resilient and highly available hybrid IT solutions. Backed by high performance networks, Sungard AS modernizes customers’ end-to-end IT across connected infrastructure, cloud, recovery and workplace solutions. Working with customers to understand their business objectives, Sungard AS identifies gaps in customers’ current environments and tailors a solution to achieve their desired business outcomes. Visit Sungard AS at www.sungardas.com or call 1.888.537.6519. Connect with us on our Blog, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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About Unitas Global
Unitas Global is a global managed network service provider offering automated ubiquitous edge access to any cloud, everywhere. The company provides the most agile connected multi-cloud environments that are easy-to-consume, fully managed, and backed by a promise to deliver the best application performance. Connect with Unitas at LinkedIn, Twitter, and its Blog.
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