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Sungard employs VMware tech to give peace of mind to customers

16 Mar 2016

Sungard Availability Services has announced its Recover2Cloud (R2C) for Site Recovery Manager (SRM) has attained VMware Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Powered Status.

Sungard sought this 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 improved performance, availability and scalability, the company says.

A disaster recovery plan enables organisations to have peace of mind that potential downtime and loss of data resulting from a natural disaster or equipment failure can be minimised, Sungard says.

Organisations that want to minimise 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, according to the company. By using R2C for SRM, businesses can save by using a subscription-based service instead of making capital investments into physical infrastructure.

VMware DRaaS Powered status also enables organisations to 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, in order to provide simple and reliable recovery of virtual machines between sites with minimal or no downtime, Sungard says.

"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," says Michelle LeVan, Sungard Availability Services vice president global channel strategy and business operations. 

"VMware Site Recovery Manager is a key element of Sungard AS' disaster recovery services because it delivers fast application protection and recovery,” she says.

"Organisations 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," says Jim Aluotto, VMware director service providers Americas.

"We are pleased that Sungard Availability Services has attained VMware DRaaS Powered status, and look forward to our continued collaboration,” he says.

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