Wayne, Pa. – May 28, 2015 – Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced that it is re-certified as a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Master Partner worldwide. Additionally, Sungard AS achieved a Cisco Powered Service designation for Cloud Cell Architecture for the SAP HANA® platform, infrastructure as a service and disaster recovery as a service.

Cisco and SAP provide differentiated, scalable and secure solutions that operate together to support end-to-end processes, at the same time reducing deployment risks, complexity and total cost of ownership (TCO). As a key partner of both Cisco and SAP, Sungard AS and its channel partners are uniquely positioned to provide innovations for many mutual customers.

The SAP HANA platform leverages both hardware and software that follow stringent configuration standards from SAP. This platform allows Cisco and Sungard AS partners to deliver enterprise-ready clouds for SAP® applications that run on SAP HANA.

"Sungard AS knows how to manage and recover production systems running SAP software, and we leverage this experience to tailor solutions for customers whose requirements are not being satisfied internally or with current hosting services providers," said Wade Alt, senior vice president, Global Channels, Solutions, and Market Strategy, Sungard AS. "From managed services for SAP software environments based on SAP HANA to managed recovery as a service, we’re helping customers design, build and run production environments that are more resilient and available."

Sungard AS is certified by SAP as a hosting and cloud services provider, and as an operations services provider for SAP HANA. These services are all powered by Cisco UCS appliances. Last month, Sungard AS was named one of the 100 Most Promising SAP Solution Providers by CIO Review Magazine1.

The SAP HANA platform delivers a multipurpose, in-memory database, giving organizations the power to gain instant insight into business operations while enabling them to react quickly to changing business conditions. SAP HANA lets business users immediately access, model and analyze all of their transactional and analytical data in real time – from virtually any data source – and in a single environment, without affecting existing applications or systems.

About Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP)
CMSP helps partners to envision, build, market, and sell their cloud and managed services. The program offers partners access to an elite level of expertise, business acceleration tools and services, sales training, and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace. Financial benefits include global discounts and incentives to help maximize profitability, build customer loyalty and differentiate a partner’s cloud offerings. Three program levels give partners a flexible framework for business growth and the acquisition of new revenue streams.

About Cisco Powered
Cisco Powered is the industry standard for cloud and managed services. Based on validated architectures and end-to-end security, Cisco Powered services minimize technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. To ensure enterprise-class service, security, and 24/7 support, Cisco partners offering Cisco Powered services must undergo a rigorous certification and third-party audit of their solutions. As the power behind the cloud, Cisco Powered services enable organizations to connect with confidence while achieving faster time-to-value, experiencing assured performance, and utilizing ongoing innovation built on open standards.

About Sungard Availability Services

Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS") is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1.888.748.9580. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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1CIO Review Magazine, SAP Special, April 10, 2015