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Aug 30 2011   10:08AM GMT

SunGard unveils new cloud service for managing clients’ disaster recovery

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SunGard Availability Services, a division of SunGard Data Systems Inc., announced a pair of new moves for its cloud business on Monday, including its new Recover2Cloud managed disaster recovery service and a new release for the company’s Enterprise Cloud Services.

According to the Pennsylvania-based software manufacturer, Recover2Cloud puts SunGard in charge of recovery responsibilities for a client, and the company says it will offer guaranteed service levels for DR, plus operations staff that perform around-the-clock monitoring, troubleshooting and testing.

SunGard said it will offer a variety of recovery time and recovery point service levels for its new DR products. Those new offerings include Recover2Cloud for Server Replication, which implements asynchronous server-based replication for virtual, physical and cloud-based applications that require recovery in less than four hours, the company said. SunGard also announced Recover2Cloud for Vaulting, which Sungard says restores data from an online vault in less than 24 hours.

A third service using storage virtualization technology will be released later this year, the company said.

SunGard also announced a new multi-site high availability option for its Enterprise Cloud Services that provides a secondary cloud site for recovery that could be operational in four hours following the failure of a primary site. The company said the release also includes new managed services for the cloud that allow customers using Enterprise Cloud Services to connect with physical environments in SunGard’s data centers. The option allows customers to share data from legacy systems that need dedicated hosting with cloud environments.

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