SunGard Availability Services Introduces Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM™

New service provides fast, assured virtual application recovery

Apr 03, 2013, 09:00 ET from SunGard Availability Services

WAYNE, Pa., April 3, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Availability Services today announced Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM: a recovery solution which provides SLA-backed automated recovery of applications on VMware infrastructure at secure SunGard Availability Services cloud-based recovery sites. The service helps deliver fast, assured application protection and recovery, removing the recovery challenges from customers at the time of test or disaster while also reducing recovery times from days to hours. SunGard Availability Services uses VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager™ 5.0 to power the recovery automation and orchestration capabilities to recover customer's applications into private dedicated or shared environments.

Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM offers the following benefits:

  • Addresses the pressing needs of enterprises to manage replication and rapidly recover large-scale virtualized environments
  • Enables recovery of a VM environment within four to 12 hours
  • Includes 24/7 monitoring of the protected recovery environment
  • Provides an option of failover of VMs to a choice of private dedicated or shared infrastructure environment without interrupting replication
  • Connects to other SunGard Availability Services recovery services to protect physical and hybrid environments
  • Provides the ability to pay on a monthly basis and eliminates CAPEX constraints to invest in a second site infrastructure and tools

"Not all cloud-based disaster recovery services are created equal," said Jason Buffington, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "SunGard Availability Services has differentiated its Recover2Cloud portfolio with its disaster recovery experience and service level guarantee that offers availability assurance of critical applications. In short, SunGard Availability Services guarantees you'll get what you've paid for in Recovery-as-a-Service."

"SunGard Availability Services' Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM service gives us confidence that we can recover our VMs within much tighter recovery time objectives," said Derrick Brown, network manager, Automobile Protection Corporation d/b/a EasyCare, the leading provider of automotive benefits, including extended warranties, specifically created to enhance a vehicle owner's buying and ownership experience. "By signing on with SunGard Availability Services, we will be able to significantly improve recovery times for our VMware VMs."

Recover2Cloud is an important piece of SunGard Availability Services' Recovery Services portfolio of solutions, which provide availability options that address a range of tiered applications in customer environments. The SunGard Availability Services Recovery Services portfolio includes:

  • Data protection and management through online data vaulting and replication
  • Systems recovery through SunGard Availability Services managed hot-sites and cloud-based, automated recovery like Recover2Cloud Server Replication for application recovery
  • People, process and program management with SunGard Availability Services' Managed Recovery Program, which includes recovery procedure development, test planning and execution, recovery execution and lifecycle program and change management

"Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM provides secure enterprise-class recovery at a lower cost than building a dedicated second site filled with dedicated equipment," said Michael de la Torre, vice president, Product Management, SunGard Availability Services. "Customers gain a scalable, cost-efficient platform for virtual machine recovery – without spending any additional CAPEX associated with their recovery platform. Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM completes our ability to recover physical x86, midrange and legacy, and now virtual x86 environments for customers with multi-tiered applications running in complex, hybrid IT environments."

"We are pleased to see SunGard deliver a high-value disaster recovery to the cloud service using VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. As VMware customers virtualize more of their business and mission critical applications, there's an increased need for faster, more reliable disaster recovery solutions," said John Gilmartin, vice president, Storage and Availability, VMware. "The cloud is a particularly good fit for disaster recovery services because the cost of the recovery infrastructure can be shared between many customers. SunGard Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM™ enables reliable, secure and cost effective disaster recovery as-as-service."

About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. 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 or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

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