Sungard Launches Cloud Business Continuity Services
Instead of issuing Hurricane Irene disaster recovery alerts, SunGard Availability Services is expanding its Enterprise Cloud Services efforts. In some ways, Sungard’s move offers a collective sigh of relief — indirectly reinforcing the fact that few businesses declared IT disasters following Hurricane Irene.
No doubt, portions of the U.S. east coast are battling downed trees, flood waters and power outages (see FastChat Video, left, courtesy of The VAR Guy). But Sungard Availability Services is shifting the discussion to its expanded Enterprise Cloud Services. The cloud services provides customers with two geographically diverse production sites integrated with recovery capabilities, allowing for seamless cloud services continuity, the company claims.
For cloud applications that do not require high availability architecture, SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud Services also have a managed multi-site recovery option. With this option, SunGard provides a secondary cloud site for recovery – operational within four hours – should the primary cloud site experience an outage. The four hour recovery time objective is backed by a contractual service level agreement, the company notes.