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Sungard Availability Services Attains VMware Disaster Recovery as a Service Powered Status
Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS"), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced that its Recover2Cloud (R2C) for Site Recovery Manager (SRM) has attained VMware Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Powered status. A member of the VMware vCloud Air Network Program, Sungard AS offers Disaster Recovery as a Service to its VMware customers.

A disaster recovery plan enables organizations to have peace of mind that potential downtime and loss of data resulting from a natural disaster or equipment failure can be minimized. Organizations that want to minimize the costs of infrastructure and software needed for a secondary or tertiary disaster recovery site can use Sungard AS' R2C for SRM as a recovery infrastructure. By using R2C for SRM, organizations can save by using a subscription-based service instead of making capital investments into physical infrastructure. 

VMware DRaaS Powered status also enables organizations to quickly search for and identify service providers who provide disaster recovery services based on VMware technology.

VMware DRaaS Powered status is backed by VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, the solution that enables application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments. VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is an automation solution that operates with an underlying replication technology to provide policy-based management, non-disruptive testing and automated orchestration of recovery plans. This provides simple and reliable recovery of virtual machines between sites with minimal or no downtime.

"Providing disaster recovery services based on VMware technology allows Sungard AS to help give our customers peace of mind, knowing that potential downtime and loss of data resulting from a disaster will be reduced or eliminated," said Michelle LeVan, vice president, Global Channel Strategy and Business Operations, Sungard Availability Services.  "VMware Site Recovery Manager is a key element of Sungard AS' disaster recovery services because it delivers fast application protection and recovery."

"Organizations continue to seek ways to protect their operations from downtime and loss of data. With more applications, systems, and data to protect than ever before, having a disaster recovery plan in place is important," said Jim Aluotto, director, Service Providers, Americas, VMware. "We are pleased that Sungard Availability Services has attained VMware DRaaS Powered status, and look forward to our continued collaboration."

Sungard Availability Services sought VMware DRaaS Powered status in order to offer a broader range of cloud services to its customers. As a VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider, Sungard AS can now provide customers with enhanced responsiveness and agility, and enable reduced IT costs through greater performance, availability and scalability.

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016 8:53 AM by David Marshall
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