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Sungard Availability Services Gives Enterprises Streamlined ‘Edge to Everywhere’ Access

Sungard Availability Services, a leading provider of highly available, cloud connected infrastructure in North America and Europe, has announced the expansion of its global network interconnection capabilities, significantly bolstering its reach and capacity worldwide.

This software-defined network delivers flexible, performant and cost-competitive private interconnection, allowing Sungard AS to extend its network fabric to customer locations and empowering customers to rapidly address the rising demand for seamless connectivity end to end.

Sungard AS’ multi-faceted network transformation initiative addresses challenges customers experience as they go through their digital transformation journey. The ability to dynamically scale and change interconnection is a market-leading capability required by enterprises utilizing today’s agile IT architectures. This transformation offers customers a broad set of benefits, including:

  • Software-defined networking to rapidly scale and change services
  • A cost-effective and converged network fabric
  • Seamless access to Sungard AS hybrid cloud architecture
  • Direct on-ramps to all major cloud providers

Sungard AS has forged a strategic partnership with Unitas Global, a leading provider of connected multi-cloud environments, to complement its own portfolio of services. As a carrier-neutral data center provider, Sungard AS sought a partner that had the key technology to address the improved agility and cost efficiencies enterprises require to run their business. To that effect, the ability to utilize Unitas Nexus™ and Unitas Reach capabilities made all the sense in the world.

Through its partnership with Unitas Global, Sungard AS will transform its data centers into connectivity hubs for:

  • Colocation services
  • Hybrid cloud services
  • Recovery services
  • Hyperscale cloud services
  • SaaS provider platforms

Leveraging the Unitas Nexus Marketplace platform, Sungard AS will provide customers with enhanced, automated connectivity services from enterprise edge locations to the cloud, as well as a streamlined connection buying process.

Sungard AS customers can gain improved visibility and control of network monitoring and utilization, refreshed technology, enhanced performance, and availability guarantees on services. They will also see improved traffic performance, reliability and stability.

Read the full announcement here.

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