SunGard Availability Services has launched the fully managed ‘private cloud' service SunGard-as-a-Service.
The new offering is delivered on a shared infrastructure and offers a fully managed enterprise IT infrastructure solution, which places an emphasis on resilience and security – both physical and virtual.
The company claimed that the offering provides organisations of all sizes with the benefits of cloud computing coupled with greater flexibility, choice and the ability to scale up in line with customers' requirements.
Keith Tilley, managing director UK and executive vice president Europe for SunGard Availability Services, said: “We can help our customers put the right cloud strategy in place, selecting which applications should be put into the cloud and which should remain in-house, and then provide them with a robust and secure managed IT infrastructure.
“Cloud computing should offer solutions to every organisation. The model offers manifold benefits – zero capital expenditure and high flexibility among them – yet CIOs continue to voice concerns over the levels of resilience, data protection and security the cloud can offer.”
Mats Lillienberg, chief technology officer of SunGard Financial Systems, said: “We recognised that in order to offer true cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions to our blue chip customers, we needed to assure them that we have the secure cloud infrastructure in place to protect their data at all times.
“Now, with SunGard Availability Services' network of highly resilient data centres, we are able to offer fully scalable, high performance computing, managed by experienced and highly skilled engineers.”