Press Release

AT&T Enhances Safeguards on Cloud Data Through Cloud Recovery with Sungard Availability Services Supported by Amazon Web Services

DALLAS, Dec. 17, 2018 – AT&T* is helping business customers reduce the risks in cloud storage by offering Cloud Recovery with Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), which is supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This new service offering from AT&T will help businesses recover faster when a disaster impacts their cloud storage and services. The service works for hybrid environments, too. Businesses can back up combinations of their off-premise and on-premise systems, whether they’re physical or virtual, to AWS. 

In most cases, recovery can be done in four hours or less. AT&T will be adding support for more cloud environments throughout the year.  

“Business doesn’t stop when disaster strikes,” said Josh Goodell, VP, Intelligent Edge, AT&T Business. “Companies need to be able to recover and continue operations ASAP, without pulling resources from other places to get back up and running. This gives them the perfect chance to do just that.”  

As a managed service, Cloud Recovery – AWS from Sungard AS can be hands-off for the customer. Implementation, testing, operation, monitoring, and maintenance of the recovery process are all handled through Sungard AS. This enables customers to focus on their production priorities while utilizing Sungard AS’ recovery expertise and investment in AWS-centric replication and orchestrated recovery technology, tools, and resources.  

“Sungard AS brings its heritage of delivering resilient, recoverable IT infrastructures to AT&T customers for an enterprise-class, SLA-backed cloud recovery service supported by AWS,” said Jim Paterson, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Sungard AS. “Our cloud recovery solution leverages the cost efficiency and flexibility of public cloud to deliver business resilience so that companies can move forward with confidence, knowing their applications and data are always available.” 

The recovery model is built to mature with companies, so as businesses expand and evolve their cloud strategy, Sungard AS supported by AWS recovery can scale and provide the same level of service as needs change.   

For more information on AT&T’s cloud recovery services, visit: https://www.business.att.com/products/enterprise-recovery-services.html 

About Sungard Availability Services
Sungard Availability Services (“Sungard AS”) is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to enterprise companies and public-sector organizations. Sungard AS partners with AT&T and its customers to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. In particular, it provides its industry-leading disaster recovery services to the AT&T Enterprise Recovery Service (ERS), including Cloud Recovery – AWS as well as cloud and hosting service solutions for AT&T customers connected to AT&T NetBond® for Cloud.  

*About AT&T Communications
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**Based on GWS OneScore Sept. 2018. Excludes crowd sourced studies.

For more information, contact:  
Kris Berry 
FleishmanHillard for AT&T Corporate Communications  
Phone: 832-248-9090 
Email: kris.berry@fleishman.com