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High Availability Hosting Helps Business Soar at Travel Hypermarket

29th January 2014
logo_GTA_CMYK_claim_LAGTA, the B2B fully independent travel brand of the Kuoni’s Global Travel Services division is a world leader in the wholesale supply of hotels, ground travel products and group tours to the travel industry. It is heavily reliant on a resilient IT infrastructure to handle the 21,000 bookings it handles online every day. With downtime calculated to cost £6 per second, high availability of its IT systems is absolutely critical.
 
“Our partnership with SunGard means we could lose our own HQ building and the business would carry on as normal.”
Tony Gavin, vice president, vendor management, Kuoni Group IT
 
“We looked at various competitors at renewal time to compare what was out there but no one else could match SunGard’s infrastructure and service. Certainly, everyone we bring in to inspect the LTC facility is very impressed.”
Tony Gavin, vice president, vendor management, Kuoni Group IT
 
GTA relies on SunGard Availability Servioces to host all of its live production systems at SunGard’s highly resilient London Technology Centre (LTC), retaining backup systems in-house. With SunGard managing centralised front and back end systems, including the all-important reservation system that handles up to 100 million searches a day, vice president, vendor management Tony Gavin is only half-joking when he says, “If SunGard goes down, our business goes down.”

 

SunGard services selected:

· High Availability Hosting

· Intelligent Hands

· Managed Internet Bandwidth

· Workplace Recovery

· Project Management.