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HarrisData Turns to SunGard Availability Services Managed Hosting To Deliver Enterprise Applications to Customers

May 21, 2009 by  

Webmaster ToolsWayne, Pa. — Enterprise software developer, HarrisData, has selected SunGard Availability Services to provide a fully managed hosting solution to operate enterprise software applications for HarrisData customers. SunGard AdvancedHosting will help HarrisData customers run their RTI-Software solutions, including CustomerFirst®, SalesFirst® and WebFirst®, in a highly available, redundant environment with reduced demands on their own IT resources.

“By working with SunGard, we moved from a strictly colocation provider to a fully managed services solution, enabling our internal resources to have more time to focus on developing software products,” said Lane Nelson, president at HarrisData. “SunGard has managed hosting facilities, expertise and responsiveness to meet the real-time, on-demand needs of our customers as they utilize HarrisData solutions in business operations.”

Included among the application services SunGard will provide are operating system and database management. HarrisData will tap the following capabilities from SunGard’s managed services portfolio:

Hosting Services: SunGard combines a redundant backbone network with highly secure, always available hosting facilities and equipment – configured and managed to HarrisData requirements.
Network Services: SunGard provides a protocol-independent 25,000-mile global network to connect to HarrisData customers.
Managed Security Services: SunGard utilizes advanced security technologies to help protect HarrisData customer systems, applications and data from threats.
Storage Services: SunGard services will support HarrisData customer needs for file sharing, primary storage, compliance management, backup recovery and testing.

SunGard provides a proven hosted services environment for enterprise software, Web 2.0 and Software-as-a-Service companies. In North America, SunGard has more than 30 managed services facilities, thousands of managed services customers and an infrastructure that provides high availability for enterprise managed services.

SunGard Expert Speaking at HarrisData Conference
Biff Myre, director of Availability Solutions at SunGard Availability Services, will be presenting “Information Availability Strategies for System iSeries Users” at the HarrisData User Conference. Mr. Myre will speak on May 18 at 2:30 p.m. and discuss how enterprise software end-users can achieve higher levels of availability for IT production and disaster recovery environments.

“SunGard has extensive experience in addressing the information availability and recovery needs of iSeries customers. We help companies leverage the shared IT infrastructure of SunGard, expertly staffed 24/7, for recovery environments. This helps customers eliminate the capital expenditures required to build and maintain secondary IT sites, and positions SunGard to assist with or perform restoration of their systems and networks during a disaster,” said Mr. Myre.

About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries, including the world’s 25 largest financial services companies.

SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.

With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 435 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and services company on the Forbes list of private businesses. Based on information compiled by Datamonitor*, SunGard is the third largest provider of business applications software after Oracle and SAP. Continuity, Insurance & Risk has recognized SunGard as service provider of the year an unprecedented five times. For more information, please visit SunGard at www.sungard.com.

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