AT&T Enlists Sungard AS, AWS for Cloud Recovery

The carrier looks to capitalize on the IT-telecom convergence.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

December 18, 2018

2 Min Read

AT&T is introducing a new disaster-recovery service with the help of Sungard Availability Services and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The corporation says the “Cloud Recovery – AWS from Sungard AS” solution mitigates the risks of cloud storage. AT&T said Tuesday that the managed service can recover a business’ data in four hours or less. It aims to help cloud storage but also supports hybrid environments. AWS will back up both on-premises and off-premises systems.


AT&T’s Josh Goodell

“Business doesn’t stop when disaster strikes,” said Josh Goodell, vice president of Intelligent Edge for AT&T Business. “Companies need to be able to recover and continue operations ASAP, without pulling resources from other places to get back up and running. This gives them the perfect chance to do just that.”

The service is built to scale as customers grow, and AT&T said it will add support “for more cloud environments” in the upcoming year.

Sungard AS manages the recovery process’ deployment, testing, operation, monitoring and upkeep. The company cites its expertise in “AWS-centric replication” as one of the resources that helps customers focus on production.

“Sungard AS brings its heritage of delivering resilient, recoverable IT infrastructures to AT&T customers for an enterprise-class, SLA-backed cloud recovery service supported by AWS,” said Jim Paterson, Sungard AS’ senior vice president of product management. “Our cloud-recovery solution leverages the cost efficiency and flexibility of public cloud to deliver business resilience so that companies can move forward with confidence, knowing their applications and data are always available.”

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AT&T has invested in its IT portfolio this year. The company bought security provider AlienVault and quickly gave partners access to its services. Big Blue has been encouraging its employees and partners to capitalize on the convergence between IT and telecommunications.

“We’re moving fast,” said Kevin Leonard, AT&T’s vice president of alternate channels, in September. “What other firm invests as much in the future as we do? I defy anyone to point to someone else.”

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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