SunGard Availability Services Wins Cisco Cloud Partner of the Year at Cisco Partner Summit 2012

WAYNE, Pa., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Availability Services today announced that it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit theater award for Cloud Partner of the Year in the service provider category.  Cisco unveiled the award at its annual channel partner conference in San Diego, Calif.

SunGard's cloud solutions, including Enterprise Cloud Services and Recover2Cloud, are delivered on a highly available and secure cloud infrastructure. SunGard cloud solutions are a suite of compute, network and storage resources delivered on a resilient cloud infrastructure.  SunGard's Cloud services are pre-integrated and delivered on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS).

"Cisco is proud to partner with so many well-respected and industry-leading organizations, and it is an honor to recognize SunGard Availability Services as a Cisco Partner Summit theater award winner," said Jim Sherriff, senior vice president, Americas Partner Organization at Cisco.  "The Cloud Partner of the Year award presented to SunGard recognizes its performance and expertise as a Cisco service provider in 2011."

"The Cisco Cloud Partner of the Year award is strong validation for SunGard's Cloud strategy of providing secure, fully managed offerings for production and recovery," said Rob Walters, vice president of product management, SunGard Availability Services. "Delivering our solutions on premium Cisco UCS infrastructure is essential to us in providing highly available cloud services."

SunGard is a certified Cisco Cloud Provider to offer Cisco Powered IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) Cloud, which recognizes SunGard's delivery of exceptional cloud services in a multi-tenant environment to end customers.  SunGard is also certified as a Cisco Master Managed Services Channel Partner, which designates SunGard's Cloud offerings as meeting the highest level of achievement for partners delivering Cisco technologies as a managed solution.

Cisco Partner Summit awards are presented at three levels: global, geo, and theater.  Cisco Partner Summit U.S. and Canada theater awards reflect a partner's performance in a given geographic region of the United States or Canada. 

About SunGard Availability Services

SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to over 9,000 customers globally.  With approximately five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard Availability Services helps customers improve the resilience of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483.  Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world's leading software and technology services companies.  SunGard has more than 17,000 employees and serves approximately 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries.  SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, education and the public sector.  SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.  With annual revenue of about $4.5 billion, SunGard is the largest privately held software and services company and was ranked 434 on the Fortune 500 in 2011. For more information, please visit www.sungard.com.

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