SunGard Adds Consulting Services

SunGard Availability Services launches virtualization Assessment and Strategy & Design consulting services

December 12, 2007

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WAYNE, Pa. -- SunGard Availability Services today launched its Virtualization Assessment and Virtualization Strategy & Design consulting services to help companies evaluate the potential business upside and risks associated with migrating to virtual infrastructure, while also incorporating best practices for information availability.

In as quickly as one month, customers will receive a clear business case for both IT and business managers highlighting the expected benefits of moving to a virtual infrastructure. Through this collaborative engagement, SunGard will also provide key design recommendations customized to customers specific IT environments, including how to help ensure the right level of availability for their needs leveraging virtualization.

Virtualization is taking hold within enterprise IT because of its many benefits, including reducing costs for power and cooling, and reducing overall data center space requirements, which in turn support green IT initiatives. SunGard’s new virtualization consulting services will not only help enterprises determine how best to meet their cost reduction, consolidation and green IT needs, but more importantly customers will also be able to build in the necessary infrastructure requirements to meet recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTOs and RPOs), helping to ensure proper levels of information availability.

“Many companies are in the process of evaluating virtualization and how it will work in their IT environments, or how it can apply to a data center consolidation or move project. Firms are looking for a partner to help keep them on the right path,” said Mark Stoecklein, senior director, Technology Solutions, Professional Services of SunGard Availability Services. “We are particularly concerned with the number of companies ignoring information availability best practices based on a premise that virtualization on its own delivers disaster recovery capabilities. What most vendors are offering is fault tolerance, which may not help companies meet business requirements for RTOs and RPOs.”


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