WAYNE, Pa., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, appointed Josh Crowe as chief technology officer. Crowe joins with the mandate to consolidate the technology vision of Sungard AS following its recent establishment as an independent company, and drive future innovations in information availability.
Crowe has nearly two decades of IT experience in product and technology strategy, development and innovation. Most recently, Crowe served as senior vice president, Product Development, for Internap Network Services Corp. Previously, he served in various roles at Savvis as vice presidents of Software Development, Cloud, Hosting and Security, and Product Engineering. Prior to his time at Savvis, Crowe led systems engineering teams at Cisco Systems and held the role of chief information officer for Noble & Associates.
"Josh's extensive experience in solving complex IT challenges complements our leadership in availability services," said Sungard AS CEO Andy Stern. "Through his initiatives, Josh will help us continue to stay in front of the ever-changing IT landscape to best serve our customers."
Crowe will lead Sungard AS initiatives to further capitalize on evolving technology, continuing to deliver leading-edge innovations that address important customer infrastructure challenges, with a focus on high-availability and business continuity. He will also drive more technology and platform synergies within the organization to enhance the customer experience.
Crowe will also ensure security remains a top priority for customers by injecting further protection and compliance measures into Sungard AS' product portfolio and operational capabilities.
Crowe and his team will also further define the organization's strategy around mass-market infrastructure, fostering the capability to leverage third-party cloud infrastructure natively into Sungard AS' service offerings.
"I'm honored to join a talented company like Sungard Availability Services, with its terrific history of performance, availability and customer service," said Crowe. "This is a pivotal time for the company and I'm excited to be a part of its growth and the road ahead."
About Sungard Availability Services
Sungard Availability Services 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 Availability Services 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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