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““Having worked with Sungard Availability Services for a number of years we knew we could trust them to manage our infrastructure and deliver the managed services we need. This lets us focus on what we do best – providing a first-class data room service and platform to our clients.””
Challenge – Fast-growing virtual data room provider EthosData needed a secure, fast and reliable IT environment that could scale up quickly to accommodate rising global demand for its services. With a client base that includes the world’s leading banks, law and accountancy firms, investment groups and blue-chip companies, security and resilience were of paramount importance.
EthosData initially relied on Sungard AS to host its critical systems in two of Sungard AS’s geographically separate, ISAE 3402-accredited technology centres with data backed up using Sungard AS’s Electronic Data Vaulting services. This worked well for many years but EthosData CEO Francisco Lorca recognised that only a secure and resilient cloud environment could give EthosData the flexibility and scalability needed to support its rapid growth.
Lorca recognises that if EthosData had kept its legacy infrastructure the business would have “been forced to make significant long-term investments in technology that becomes out-dated to increase capacity, deal with unreliable equipment, bear the capital expense of replacing end-of-life servers and have the sheer mental effort involved in managing it all.” Instead, as he no longer has to worry about day-to-day operations Francisco Lorca has been freed to focus on the company’s international expansion.
““In many aspects we do not consider Sungard AS’s solution a ‘cloud solution’ as the majority of people would understand it because of the unrivalled resilience, security and control it offers. It comes from Sungard AS, a respected name that gives bank compliance officers confidence and gets us through the door.””