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Dublin, Republic of Ireland – 5th July 2017 – Cloud computing is supposed to create vast improvements for organizations with complex technology environments, but getting up and running can prove challenging and costly without the right resources. To help simplify cloud migrations, operations and recovery, Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) is introducing Managed Cloud – Amazon Web Services (AWS). Sungard AS now offers a powerful new service to customers looking to move IT workloads to the cloud.
“AWS has done an amazing job of leading a sea change in programmable infrastructure,” said Josh Crowe, CTO, Sungard AS. “Through that change, customers continue to look to us to help solve their infrastructure challenges across their existing estate of systems and hyperscale clouds. We provide them with the tools and expertise to deploy their new apps and migrate existing workloads onto AWS so they can focus their attention on their core business.”
Sungard AS takes a programmatic approach to leveraging AWS to ensure consistency and reliability. For example, when creating new accounts, the security and configuration is implemented automatically. An automated environment confirms that customers’ workloads are secure and performing properly inside of AWS and also in Sungard AS data centers, including our newest data center in Santa Clara, California.
“85 percent of organizations are adopting a multi-cloud strategy.”
Managed Cloud – AWS is intended to integrate easily with other Sungard AS services. One size does not fit all when it comes to the cloud. According to IDC Worldwide IT Predictions 2017, some 85 percent of organizations are adopting a multi-cloud strategy—choosing different clouds for different applications, such as a combination of private clouds, hosted private clouds or public cloud environments across different providers. Sungard AS can meet the needs of these complex environments, providing managed services not just inside of AWS but also in Sungard AS data centers and even, potentially, at customer sites.
“Customers are looking for a partner to help them across their entire IT deployment. Not all applications are ready to move to the cloud, so most companies find themselves in a hybrid IT environment. Sungard AS has the expertise to help companies determine the right course of action for each application and create a robust, available and recoverable infrastructure for both cloud and legacy applications.”
AWS provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, and Australia, AWS allows customers across all industries to take advantage of low cost, agility and instant elasticity, openness and flexibility, and security. Millions of customers already use AWS products and solutions.
Sungard AS Managed Cloud – AWS is available in Europe, the U.S. and Canada.