Cloud Connect 2012The @SunGardAS team had a jam-packed schedule and exciting time at Cloud Connect Santa Clara last week!  In case you missed the conference, here are some highlights from the conference and show floor.

Cloud Connect was an especially exciting week for SunGard as we announced our partnership with Amazon Web Services to deliver highly available cloud computing offerings.  The first phase of the relationship will provide SunGard and AWS customers bi-directional disaster recovery services between the companies’ clouds, without transporting data over the public internet. Get AWS announcement details.

Holding down the fort at booth 414, our team met with show attendees to discuss today’s hottest cloud trends – including compliance, private cloud options, organizational readiness, disaster recovery in the cloud and of course cloud security.

Rich Miller, editor of Data Center Knowledge, stopped by our booth at to give us his take on the conference, trends he was hearing and some thoughts on the direction of cloud computing as it relates to data centers. Watch video here.


During the conference, a few of our cloud experts had the opportunity to present on a few topics – both of which were well attended and well received.  Check out this clip of David Ayers, senior product manager of Cloud Services, previewing his presentation entitled “Taking a Private Path to the Cloud”.

Get copies of both SunGard Cloud Connect presentations on SlideShare:

We weren’t “all business” at the conference; we actually had a little fun too! Booth visitors were offered scratch-off tickets for a chance to win a MacBook® Air, Apple® iPad® 2 or a $5 Starbucks® gift card.

Frank Owen, IT operations manager and owner of  TechVirtuoso blog, won an iPad2 while Ron Hayes of Avaya Government Solutions scored the grand prize – a MacBook® Air! Unfortunately we missed catching the big win on camera, but don’t worry this reenactment we filmed captures all the excitement! Watch video here.

Thanks to those who attended the SunGard presentations and also stopped by our booth. For additional conference updates, photos and resources follow us on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn and YouTube.

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