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Sungard Availability Services Expands AWS Recovery Reach

Sungard Availability Services this week announced an expansion of its cloud recovery tool for Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS).

Specifically, Sungard AS Cloud-Based Recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Western Europe.

The company, known as Sungard AS since its split from parent SunGard in 2014, said its fully managed service provides storage replication, off-site storage and automated recovery of protected workloads, with customers only paying for recovery compute on the AWS cloud at the time of an incident (test or disaster), plus a monthly fee.

Furthermore, Sungard AS said, the service helps companies comply with regulations, features new service-level agreements with faster recovery time objectives, can encrypt data on the move or at rest, and can help organizations pursue public cloud strategies for disaster recovery by virtualizing workloads into private clouds with a turn-key solution.

"Sungard AS Cloud-Based Recovery for AWS provides companies with the ability to protect their virtual workloads within a predictable monthly budget," said exec Chris Ortbals in a statement this week. "By leveraging the expertise of Sungard AS with a proven cloud recovery model, we can now help customers in Western Europe as well as North America manage their data recovery, which gives IT staff more time to focus on production and business-critical objectives for their organizations."

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