January 27, 2010 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – SunGard Availability Services
is opening a data center facility in the Sacramento, California area to provide managed IT services ranging from virtualized data centers for Silicon Valley startups to fully managed disaster recovery and business continuity services for Fortune 500 companies. The new facility addresses the growing demand from independent software vendors that provide Software-as-a-Service, and for IT services ranging from cost-effective colocation services to innovative, private cloud computing environments.
Located in Rancho Cordova, one of the most stable geographic locations in California that lies outside fault zones and flood plains, the new facility is set to open in May 2010. It provides Bay Area companies with the proven resources of a trusted leader in providing managed IT services that are scalable, reliable and flexible.
“This new facility demonstrates SunGard’s sustained investment in expanding its infrastructure in California, to deliver services scalability and process expertise to customers,” said Lance Hanchey, vice president operations at SunGard Availability Services. “It also reflects our commitment to helping Sacramento and Bay Area companies meet information availability requirements by keeping their people, systems and data connected.”
The facility will be home to SunGard’s enterprise-class managed IT services including: hosting services, applications services (such as SAP and Oracle EBS), messaging services, network services, managed security services, storage services and replication services.
The SunGard facility is 69,000 square feet of which 28,000 square feet of conditioned raised floor will be available in phase one. The raised floor is divisible into caged areas and private suites. The facility has two electrical feeds totaling close to six megawatts of power and is carrier neutral with nine fiber providers having access to the fiber vaults entering the data center.
With over 30 years experience, SunGard has 35 managed services facilities with a combined total of over five million square feet of data centers in North America and Europe, and a dedicated global network backbone.
SunGard has a highly capable delivery team organized around a service-centric operating model, based on ITIL v3 and ITSM structure. SunGard has demonstrated operational excellence through SAS 70 Type II and ISO9001 certification, and PCI DSS-compliant facilities and processes.
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 435 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and services company on the Forbes list of private businesses. Based on information compiled by Datamonitor, SunGard is the third largest provider of business applications software after Oracle and SAP. Continuity, Insurance & Risk has recognized SunGard as service provider of the year an unprecedented six times.