Wayne, Pa., July 29, 2009 -- FMS Solutions Inc., an accounting and consulting service provider to independent retail grocers, has selected SunGard Availability Services' Secure2Disk solution to provide online backup and recovery services to help protect and recover data more quickly in the event of a disaster or test. SunGard will help FMS improve the operational availability and security of the financial management information it extends to a national customer base of more than 1,800 retailers.
FMS is deploying SunGard's Secure2Disk solution to support critical business applications including accounting, payroll, reporting tools and e-mail. SunGard will also provide recovery services for FMS' IBM iSeries and Intel servers, which will allow information to be restored to a SunGard recovery environment should an outage occur. Secure2Disk eliminates the lead times associated with tape-based backup, helping periodic testing and recovery to be completed within hours instead of days.
"With a client base spanning from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, nationwide access to our information and IT systems in the event of a large scale disaster is critical to our continued business success," said Tim Laycock, vice president of IT at FMS. "Leveraging SunGard's Secure2Disk solution will help us recover data more effectively and efficiently, while keeping our customers' vital information highly available and secure."
SunGard's Secure2Disk solution helps organizations upgrade their tape-based backup systems for their servers, virtual machines, databases, e-mail applications and storage devices with an online service that provides multiple generations of their backed-up information on an onsite SunGard appliance. The SunGard appliance can be used to help ensure operational resilience and as an online and off-site vault to protect vital information.
"At FMS, our primary goal is to provide our clients with superior service at all times," said Robert Graybill, president, FMS. "We rely on SunGard's solutions to help keep clients protected and connected to their own customers, even in the face of a disaster or other unplanned outage."