Sungard Availability Services Chooses CloudEndure to Power Its Managed AWS Cloud Recovery Solution

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By integrating CloudEndure technology into its recovery product line, Sungard AS now provides affordable, enterprise-grade disaster recovery into AWS.

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a Gartner-recognized leader for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with proven capabilities handling complex recoveries, has chosen CloudEndure Disaster Recovery to power its upgraded, fully managed Cloud Recovery solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This DRaaS solution offers customers automated recovery of protected workloads to any AWS site in the event of a disaster.

This important collaboration between three industry leaders, Sungard Availability Services, Amazon Web Services, and CloudEndure, is certain to benefit organizations seeking unsurpassed business continuity.  

A recent blog post published by Sungard AS explains the benefits of AWS Cloud Recovery, and why CloudEndure’s innovative technology was key to providing customers with the application resilience they expect.

“Sungard AS chose to partner with CloudEndure to meet its hyperscale vision and ensure systems are always available, allowing enterprises to mobilize entire workloads to and across clouds with near-zero downtime and no data loss,” the blog explains. The solution does so by utilizing CloudEndure Live Workload Mobility technology, which provides continuous, block-level replication, automated machine conversion, and application stack orchestration.

In addition, Sungard AS added their own server-less management pod on AWS to orchestrate, manage, monitor, and report on the service, along with a built-in multi-region resilience feature to withstand unexpected failures. The blog goes on to state that “by working with AWS, which boasts more than a million customers, a cloud spanning 51 availability zones and 18 geographic regions, and nearly a decade of working closely with organizations ranging from Pinterest to GE and MLB – innovation is virtually unlimited by enabling companies to quickly and easily shift their disaster recovery strategies to the cloud.”

Ofer Gadish, CEO of CloudEndure, stated, “We are excited to add Sungard AS to our array of partners. By integrating our technology with two of the top DRaaS and cloud ecosystem leaders, we have enabled a disruptive cloud-based DR service to AWS.” He continued, “As DRaaS providers face the challenge of providing customers with robust yet affordable IT resilience and meeting ever-growing requirements to use cloud infrastructure, we anticipate continued rapid adoption by DRaaS providers that will leverage CloudEndure to power affordable, next-generation Hybrid IT Resilience services.”

CloudEndure Disaster Recovery technology uses proprietary Continuous Data Protection to replicate workloads from any physical, virtual, or cloud source infrastructure to low-cost “staging areas” located in the target cloud of the customer’s choice, where the most up-to-date copy of the workloads can be spun up on demand and be fully functional within minutes during a disaster or drill. This allows enterprises to consistently achieve sub-second Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs), and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) of minutes. As compared with traditional disaster recovery solutions, CloudEndure technology brings an average savings of 80% on disaster recovery total cost of ownership (TCO).