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FMS Solutions Selects SunGard’s Secure2Disk Backup and Recovery Services

July 29, 2009 by  

Web Hosting ToolsWayne, Pa. – 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.”

“In today’s business environment, having information accessible at a secondary site is a key component to operational availability and success,” said John Lindeman, vice president of product management at SunGard Availability Services. “SunGard’s Secure2Disk will help FMS recover more data, more quickly, at a cost comparable to tape, providing their customers with the financial information they need to run their businesses.”

About FMS Solutions, Inc.
With headquarters in Pasadena, Md., FMS Solutions provides approximately 1,800 independent retail grocer and independent supermarket operations with financial, accounting and consulting services such as industry benchmarking, best practices and mission-critical decision support.

About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to more than 10,000 customers in North America and Europe. With five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard assists IT organizations across virtually all industry and government sectors prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business.

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.

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