Sungard launches cloud recovery solution on AWS

Written by staff reporter

Sungard Availability Services has announced the availability of a fully-managed cloud recovery solution on Amazon Web Services, through which the provider can now offer SLA-backed recovery for customers on AWS or on premises, delivering the level of resiliency required for business-critical applications. Customers can expect to achieve sub one-hour RTOs and RPOs for their x86 workloads.

Sungard AS Cloud Recovery – AWS replicates data on Amazon Elastic Block Store, and ensures that AWS instances can be spun up using automated orchestration at the time of test or disaster for minimal downtime or data loss. The company also manages the failover process during testing or disaster without impacting production operations.

“For more than 35 years, Sungard AS has delivered industry-leading recovery and production services that we’ve adapted and enhanced to serve a world that has evolved to embrace the cloud,” said Joseph George, vice-president of Sungard's Global Recovery Services division. “With this release, we are taking our industry-leading cloud recovery capabilities and making them available on AWS. This provides customers with the flexibility of recovering to Sungard AS recovery cloud targets, to and between AWS regions, or both Sungard AS recovery cloud and AWS targets for truly hybrid recovery.”

With its new APN Consulting Partner status, Sungard AS will gain access to a range of resources and training to support its customers as they deploy, run and manage applications on AWS.

“The world’s leading companies are increasingly relying on digital tools and migrating to new IT infrastructures, forcing organizations to rethink how technology supports and drives their business,” George added. “As an Advanced Consulting Partner, we are now able to more tightly weave our recovery expertise and services into Amazon’s infrastructure to deliver upgraded cloud services that ensure availability.” ­

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