Sungard Availability Services highlights workplace recovery facility investments

Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2015 11:57

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) has detailed the expansion of its workplace recovery portfolio over the past year. The main investment projects have been in the UK, Ireland and India as follows:

City of London Recovery Centre

Sungard AS has opened a new workplace recovery centre in central London; the first of its kind in a decade. The facility, which offers capacity for over 700 staff, is equipped with the latest conferencing equipment and IT infrastructure. Users have access to 10GB-ready networking infrastructure, able to cope with heavier data traffic and increasing workloads.

The new facility is perfectly positioned within walking distance of the City and works as part of a ‘near-far’ business availability solution, with many customers also provisioning workspaces within Sungard AS’ alternative facilities across the UK.

Profile Park, Dublin

Sungard AS recently made a significant investment to expand its presence in Ireland, following a partnership with Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (Digital Realty), the leading global provider of data centre solutions.

This partnership will provide the data centre and underlying infrastructure from which SungardAS can host its award-winning global cloud platform and a full range of production and recovery solutions, and addresses Ireland’s growing demand for agile, flexible and resilient IT services. This expansion also enables Sungard AS to further invest in its dedicated workplace recovery capabilities, in order to cater for the increasing number of businesses choosing to base themselves in Ireland. The underlying infrastructure provided by Digital Realty’s new technology hub in Dublin enables the building out of Sungard AS’ pre-existing facility to create up to 300 additional dedicated end-user positions, where firms can relocate their critical personnel during a time of disaster.

Bangalore

Sungard AS’ commitment to providing workplace recovery is not just limited to Europe, with Sungard AS also announcing the opening of its fourth workplace recovery site in India. The new 270 seat facility in Bangalore joins existing award-winning facilities in Noida (National Capital Region), Mumbai and Chennai. This takes the total number of seats in the region to over 2,000. This expansion has allowed for continued new business wins and growth for Sungard AS in the area.

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