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SunGard Debuts New Recovery Solution

SunGard Availability Services has introduced Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM: a recovery solution which provides SLA-backed automated recovery of applications on VMware infrastructure at secure SunGard’s cloud-based recovery sites.

Wayne, Pa.-based SunGard says the service helps deliver fast, assured application protection and recovery, removing the recovery challenges from customers at the time of test or disaster while also reducing recovery times from days to hours. SunGard Availability Services uses VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0 to power the recovery automation and orchestration capabilities to recover customer’s applications into private, dedicated or shared environments.

SunGard says Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM’s benefits include: addressing the pressing needs of enterprises to manage replication and rapidly recover large-scale virtualized environments; enabling recovery of a VM environment within four to 12 hours; 24/7 monitoring of the protected recovery environment; an option of failover of VMs to a choice of private dedicated or shared infrastructure environment without interrupting replication; connection to other SunGard recovery services to protect physical and hybrid environments; the ability to pay on a monthly basis; and eliminating CAPEX constraints to invest in a second site infrastructure and tools.

“Not all cloud-based disaster recovery services are created equal,” said Jason Buffington, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “SunGard Availability Services has differentiated its Recover2Cloud portfolio with its disaster-recovery experience and service-level guarantee that offers availability assurance of critical applications.”

“SunGard Availability Services’ Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM service gives us confidence that we can recover our VMs within much tighter recovery time objectives,” said Derrick Brown, network manager, Automobile Protection Corporation d/b/a EasyCare, the leading provider of automotive benefits, including extended warranties, specifically created to enhance a vehicle owner’s buying and ownership experience. “By signing on with SunGard Availability Services, we will be able to significantly improve recovery times for our VMware VMs.”

Recover2Cloud is an important piece of SunGard’s Recovery Services portfolio of solutions, which provide availability options that address a range of tiered applications in customer environments.

“Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM provides secure enterprise-class recovery at a lower cost than building a dedicated second site filled with dedicated equipment,” said Michael de la Torre, vice president, product management, SunGard Availability Services. “Customers gain a scalable, cost-efficient platform for virtual machine recovery without spending any additional CAPEX associated with their recovery platform. Recover2Cloud for vCenter SRM completes our ability to recover physical x86, midrange and legacy, and now virtual x86 environments for customers with multi-tiered applications running in complex, hybrid IT environments.”

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