The alternative to CapEx-heavy storage arrays provides an affordable solution for spiraling data growth
WAYNE, PA— March 2, 2022 — Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of highly available, cloud-connected infrastructure in North America and Europe, today announced a new Storage as a Service (STaaS) solution that gives customers the flexibility to scale storage capacity with the comfort of predictable monthly costs, via standard per-terabyte (TB) pricing.
Organizations today face skyrocketing data/capacity growth and costs to stay ahead of their storage demands. By 2025, IDC says worldwide data will grow to 175 zettabytes (175 trillion gigabytes)1, with as much of the data residing in the cloud as in data centers. Sungard AS Storage as a Service offers a simple, cost-effective and flexible experience for data storage in Sungard AS’ 45 global data centers.
“Sungard AS Storage as a Service provides all the capabilities of enterprise storage but with OpEx pricing and minimum contractual commitments,” said Jim Paterson, Executive Vice President, Global Product & Technology at Sungard AS. “Many organizations have turned to STaaS providers like Sungard AS to address their exponential data growth and the performance needs of new applications, and we’re pleased to help them drive digital transformation success while optimizing their IT spend.”
The new solution provides easy-to-connect storage across a wide range of block and file storage protocols, fully managed by a global team of Sungard AS storage experts. It leverages next-generation storage platforms designed for fast, scalable and resilient data storage.
The service offers a range of competitively priced application-aligned performance tiers, multi- or single-tenant options, encryption at rest by default, and is backed by a 99.999% infrastructure availability service level agreement.
Customers can contract from 1 TB upwards and burst up/down into their flexible, usage-based storage overhead as demand fluctuates.
Available immediately at all Sungard AS data centers in North America and Europe, Sungard AS Storage as a Service is ideal for organizations with a range of diverse workload requirements that want to avoid long-term contracts or commitments, or simply want to outsource data storage procurement and management.
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1Source: IDC, Data Age 2025: The Evolution of Data to Life-Critical - Don’t Focus on Big Data; Focus on the Data That’s Big, 2018.