Wayne, Pa. – March 7, 2016 – Sungard® Availability ServicesTM (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, announced today that it is the recipient of a Cisco® Partner Summit Geographical Region award for Cloud Partner of the Year (Americas). Cisco revealed the winners during its annual partner conference last week in San Diego, California.

Awarded to exemplary channel partners, the Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region awards are designed to recognize best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry within their respective regions. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, architecture-led approach successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new opportunities and sales approaches.

"Cisco is proud to work together with leading partners globally to lead innovation and digital transformation everywhere and create new solutions and business models for our customers," said Rick Snyder, vice president, Americas Partner Organization at Cisco. "It is an honor to recognize Sungard Availability Services with a Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region award as Americas Cloud Partner of the Year, further underscoring its stellar accomplishments in the Americas."

Attending the Cisco Partner Conference, Melissa McCoy, Sungard AS' Vice President of Channels, noted the close partnership between the two companies. "We leverage Cisco's industry leading technology to deliver our cloud production and recovery solutions," said McCoy. "Along with Cisco and our mutual partner ecosystem, we are helping customers address their hybrid IT and cloud requirements to achieve their desired business outcomes."

Sungard Availability Services provides fully recoverable production services that support end-to-end IT processes in hybrid IT environments. These solutions reduce deployment risks and complexity, and lower total cost of ownership while helping companies become more adaptive and responsive to their changing business environments.

The Americas Cloud Partner of the Year award caps a growing list of awards and accolades for Sungard AS during the multi-year relationship between the two companies. Sungard AS is certified as a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Master Partner worldwide and holds three Cisco Powered designations: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and Cloud Cell Architecture for SAP HANA. Sungard AS' cloud is built on Cisco's ACI technology globally, and the company is a founding partner in the Cisco Intercloud ecosystem.

Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Regional awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across the geographical region. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Global Partner Organization and regional executives.

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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