June 30, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – SunGard Availability Services has been certified by SAP AG to provide hosting services for SAP applications and is now an SAP hosting partner in the U.S. The certification was awarded following an assessment of SunGard's infrastructure, procedures and technical staff by SAP. As an SAP hosting partner and an SAP-certified provider of hosting services, SunGard's services are in line with SAP's requirements for quality, availability and security.
SunGard's managed application services provide customers with a comprehensive set of IT services for their critical SAP applications -- including infrastructure design, deployment and migration, management, administration, monitoring, reporting and ongoing support. These services help organizations minimize day-to-day administration tasks, while helping ensure SAP applications run at a higher level of efficiency and availability. Customers also gain access to SunGard's secure facilities and specialists who understand their application environments.
"SunGard's status as an SAP hosting partner in the U.S. with hosting services certified by SAP is an important progression in our successful relationship," said Michael Ressemann, global head of BPO solution delivery and partner enablement at SAP. "Through this partnership, SAP customers will benefit from comprehensive hosted applications from SunGard, allowing them to focus their resources on meeting core business challenges."
"SunGard's managed services offerings are designed as availability-centric solutions," said Dave Colesante, senior vice president and general manager, managed services at SunGard Availability Services. "SunGard supports the entire environment, bridging the gap between production systems and traditional recovery. By helping customers run applications at a higher level of productivity and availability, SunGard helps them maximize application investments and more effectively manage internal resources and priorities. This partnership is a natural extension of SunGard's commitment to provide customers highly available and productive SAP solution-based environments."