SunGard Availability Services Introduces Weather Alert System, Informing Customers of Impending Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters

New Weather Alert System Applies Big Data to Disaster Recovery Preparedness

Jun 11, 2013, 09:03 ET from SunGard Availability Services

WAYNE, Pa., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Availability Services, a leading provider of information availability and disaster recovery services, released its new Weather Alert System, which informs Recovery Services customers of severe storms and natural disasters and allows them to declare an alert with one simple click. SunGard Availability Services is leveraging real-time data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and using big data analytics to keep its customers abreast of threatening storms and other natural disasters.

The severity and frequency of natural disasters such as tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and other weather-related conditions are a continual threat to ongoing business operations. Consequently, many businesses are thinking more holistically about their preparedness and recovery solutions for crippling natural disasters.

Using the Weather Alert System, customers can quickly and easily pinpoint their location on a map in relation to NOAA weather advisories. If needed, they can opt to open an Alert Status depending on the storm's predicted severity in their location.

"As a pioneer of disaster recovery, SunGard Availability Services has supported more than 2,000 disasters since 1990. Through the years, we've listened to our customers' needs and are proud to be among the first IT service providers offering a weather alert system free of charge," said Bob DiLossi, director, Crisis Management, SunGard Availability Services. "Many companies overlook business continuity during severe storms simply because they aren't prepared. By using real time weather information combined with business analytics, we're preparing our customers for what's to come, giving them time to plan and take action."

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Disclaimer: The Weather Alert System is provided to SunGard Recovery Services customers as a courtesy incidental service. The System should not be relied upon by customers as the sole source of weather information. Customers are encouraged to obtain weather information for their region from other weather forecast services and monitor any guidance from their local government authorities as to evacuation orders or other weather watches and alerts.

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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 Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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