Sungard Availability Services Brings Faster Business Recovery to Hybrid IT Environments through Expansion of Recovery as a Service Portfolio
New Relationship with Actifio Brings Alternative Services to Accelerate Recovery Times
-- Recover2Cloud® for Actifio service introduces new Actifio Resiliency Director for application recovery orchestration and testing solutions.
-- Recover2Cloud® for Server Replication for AIX and iSeries brings cloud recovery to enterprises with critical applications in a hybrid IT environment.
-- RaaS Portal offers instant visibility into data and application recovery anytime.
WAYNE, Pa., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungard® Availability Services™("Sungard AS"), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today introduced data management and cloud recovery services that significantly reduce recovery times and costs for organizations managing complex, disparate, hybrid environments.
The RaaS portfolio expansion includes Recover2Cloud for Actifio and Managed Vaulting and Backup for Actifio and Recover2Cloud® for Server Replication for AIX and iSeries. Sungard AS is also introducing an enhanced Recovery-as-a-Service customer portal to allow self-service on recovery tasks.
The new partnership with Actifio, the leader in copy data virtualization, introduces a new Recover2Cloud service based on Actifio Resiliency Director. This service along with Managed Vaulting and Backup for Actifio offers customers a backup, replication and recovery service in a simple RaaS, per month, per gigabyte model. With virtualized data management, Sungard AS delivers an application-centric solution to streamline the management of data growth across heterogeneous storage, network and server infrastructure.
"We're excited that Sungard AS has chosen Actifio for their new cloud-offerings, and to be working closely with them on our Resiliency Director product to help bring the power of copy data virtualization to more customers as they move to the cloud," said Actifio Founder and CEO, Ash Ashutosh. "As demonstrated by our early joint successes, Sungard AS and Actifio share a single focus – to absolutely delight our users. Sungard AS customers now have the ability to significantly enhance availability for their business critical applications, from the datacenter core to the cloud."
Recover2Cloud for Server Replication protects mission-critical applications that operate on AIX and iSeries. It allows:
- Data and applications to be restored to a near-zero recovery point;
- Full application environments that often are running critical domain-specific or vertical applications to be recovered in less than four to 12 hours; and
- Applications to restart without the delay and risk of a data restore process.
"Recover2Cloud for Server Replication provides MCM Corp with the assurance that the data that runs everything we do is always available, ensuring success in our complex insurance industry," said Adamis Rivera Jr., manager of Computer Operations at MCM Corporation. "Until now, our only options for such applications were tape-based recovery and significant travel costs to secondary sites. We also appreciate its ease of use, our confidence in replicated data and the ability to role swap quickly should a possible disaster loom."
Addressing the challenges that face organizations, Steve Duplessie, senior analyst & founder of the Enterprise Strategy Group, explains: "As companies continue to seek the best route for data storage and recovery, they realize the challenges and realities of their hybrid environments. With unplanned downtime and data loss still top of mind, CIOs seek greater agility and consistent recovery performance across their cloud, virtual and physical environments. It's a game of confidence, understanding how recoverable their business truly is."
"By introducing services that leverage new technology to manage established and increasingly complex environments, Sungard AS assists organizations to reduce the risks of critical data operations," he concluded.
The Sungard AS Recovery as a Service Customer Portal provides Sungard AS customers visibility into information such as service health, protection status, usage and alerts. Customers can track single servers across dashboards to determine current and historical performance, which aids in determining efficiencies for specific servers.
Shorenstein Realty Services, Inc., one of the country's oldest and most respective commercial real estate firms, evaluated the new Sungard AS RaaS customer portal for several months. The company's VP, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Grayson Lawrence complimented the design of the portal and noted that the portal provides a clean and accurate status update on all systems at any given time, "It is easy to confirm that things are replicating in our production environment, and I look forward to visibility of everything from capacity to contract details."
"The Recovery as a Service market continues to evolve rapidly, and we're dedicated to providing customers the services they need for their complex, hybrid IT environments," said Souvik Choudhury, vice president of Product Management at Sungard AS. "By adding Actifio solutions to our existing RaaS portfolio, customers can reduce the complexity of maintaining high availability in the most complex environments. Sungard AS continues its' mission to recover customers' entire business while providing the highest level of availability for their most critical applications."
For additional information on Sungard AS' full range of disaster recovery services visit http://www.sungardas.com/raas.
About Sungard Availability Services
Sungard® Availability Services™ (Sungard AS) has more than 30 years of experience providing flexible availability services that help ensure organizations keep applications always on, always available. The company leverages its proven expertise to provide managed IT services, information availability consulting services, business continuity management software and disaster recovery services to clients in North America, Europe and India. Sungard AS helps customers improve the resiliency of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs.
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