Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced it is bolstering its award-winning cloud services to further accelerate the integration of hybrid IT with the Cisco Intercloud Fabric architecture later this year.
Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS"), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, Cloud and recovery services, today announced it is bolstering its award-winning Cloud services to further accelerate the integration of hybrid IT with the Cisco Intercloud Fabric architecture later this year.
Cisco Intercloud Fabric solves some of the biggest challenges business customers face in hybrid Cloud adoption by allowing them to acquire the added capacity they need with no differentiation between their internal cloud and the external cloud, yet with ample security and control.
A Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) member, Sungard AS was the first global service provider to deploy Cisco's Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) as part of its cloud services portfolio. With today's news, Sungard AS announces that customers will be able to connect their own private clouds with service-provider clouds to move their workloads into the Sungard AS cloud portfolio later this year.
"We're helping customers and partners extend their IT infrastructures into the Sungard AS global cloud by integrating the Cisco Intercloud Fabric into our solutions portfolio," said Jack Dziak, executive vice-president, global products, Sungard AS. "Cisco Intercloud Fabric provides organizations the secure cloud services they need anywhere in the world, giving them their choice of using the cloud the way they want it. This in turn enhances the overall value proposition Sungard AS provides our clients, which is a win-win for everyone," he added.
Cisco and Sungard AS provide differentiated, scalable, and secure solutions that support end-to-end IT processes while reducing deployment risks, complexity and total cost of ownership (TCO). Sungard AS offers a full suite of Cisco Power Cloud services including infrastructure-as-a-service, Recover2Cloud® and SAP HANA.. As a Cisco technology partner for more than 15 years, Sungard AS and its channel partners are uniquely positioned to provide Intercloud Fabric innovations for many shared customers.
"Hybrid cloud is the latest example of what Cisco and Sungard AS are delivering in their 15-year remarkable journey. Our customers face the biggest challenges in hybrid cloud adoption," said Gee Rittenhouse, senior vice-president/general manager of Cisco's Cloud and Virtualization Group. "We are excited to have Sungard AS bring Internet scale and globally secure solutions for hyper distributed applications and data. With Cisco Intercloud Fabric technology unlocking the potential of the hybrid cloud, Sungard AS is showing its strength as a global cloud provider by helping customers adopt hybrid clouds worldwide."
Sungard AS is currently affirming its Intercloud Fabric Architecture environments and demonstrating how it will integrate with Cisco customers and partners looking to connect private and public clouds. Just recently, Sungard AS and World Wide Technology (WWT), a leading Cisco systems integrator with headquarters in St Louis, US, have demonstrated their joint ability to connect customer premise private clouds to service provider clouds in support of workload placement in in WWT's Advanced Technology Center. Workload placement can meet customers' reoccurring requirement for resource management, data availability, datacenter capacity challenges and seasonal business related spikes.