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Sungard Availability Services Announces Cloud Recovery Solution on Amazon Web Services

27th November 2017

Company also achieves Advanced Consulting Partner status in AWS Partner Network

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Sungard Availability Services ® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, announced it now offers an upgraded, fully-managed Cloud Recovery solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition, the company announced it achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN).

Sungard AS can now offer SLA-backed recovery for customers on AWS or on premises, delivering the level of resiliency required for business-critical applications. Customers can expect to achieve sub one-hour recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) for their x86 workloads.

“For more than 35 years, Sungard AS has delivered industry-leading recovery and production services that we’ve adapted and enhanced to serve a world that has evolved to embrace the cloud,” said Joseph George, Vice President, Product Management, Global Recovery Services at Sungard AS. “With this release, we are taking our industry-leading cloud recovery capabilities and making them available on AWS.  This provides customers with the flexibility of recovering to Sungard AS recovery cloud targets, to and between AWS regions, or both Sungard AS recovery cloud and AWS targets for truly hybrid recovery.”

Sungard AS Cloud Recovery – AWS replicates data on Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), and ensures that AWS instances can be spun up using automated orchestration at the time of test or disaster for minimal downtime or data loss. The company also manages the failover process during testing or disaster without impacting production operations.  Sungard AS will provide onboarding, implementation and ongoing monitoring and management of the service ensuring that customers can take advantage of the AWS hyperscale cloud model for their business-critical recovery needs.  This enables customers to focus on their production priorities and leverage Sungard AS recovery expertise and investment in AWS-centric replication and orchestrated recovery technology, tools and resources.

“The world’s leading companies are increasingly relying on digital tools and migrating to new IT infrastructures, forcing organizations to rethink how technology supports and drives their business,” George added. “As an Advanced Consulting Partner, we are now able to more tightly weave our recovery expertise and services into Amazon’s infrastructure to deliver upgraded cloud services that ensure availability.”  

With its new APN Consulting Partner status, Sungard AS will gain access to a range of resources and training to support its customers as they deploy, run and manage applications on AWS. APN Consulting Partners are professional services firms that help customers of all sizes design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their workloads and applications on AWS. APN Consulting Partners include System Integrators (SIs), Strategic Consultancies, Agencies, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Value-Added Resellers (VARs).