A Measuring Stick For The Cloud

the cloud

Remember when you were little and your parents would record your height by making a pencil mark on your doorframe every time you grew an inch or two? We thought it was time to do the same for the cloud computing industry, since growth is happening fast! To get the numbers we needed, Sungard Availability Services and EMC recently commissioned an important survey of businesses on their use of cloud technology and cloud recovery services. The study, conducted by IDG Research Services, queried 132 IT professionals in companies of all sizes – from less than 1,000 to more than 10,000 employees – throughout the U.S. Here’s how the measurements worked out … Cloud Services: Undergoing a Growt … Read more

@SunGardAS Experts Give Sneak Peek Into Their #VMworld Plans

Janel Ryan

The countdown to VMworld 2012 is underway, and before the event opens and the frenetic pace of one of the largest shows of the year begins, our experts at SunGard who are attending are weighing in with their thoughts on what this year’s event will offer. SunGard’s team will be meeting customers and partners at booth #2322 to discuss SunGard solutions, such as recovering hybrid environments, and sitting in on a number of breakout sessions across many VMworld tracks. Read what our experts have to say about the technologies that are capturing their attention, and what they’re looking forward to most. And with so much to learn from both the business and the technology perspectives, the dizzy … Read more

Enterprise-level Security at a Small Business Budget

Cloud Security

By JP Blaho As companies embrace the fact that every business is a contender on the Internet, and every company is subject to the same types of vulnerabilities and attacks, they must all realize their network security postures must be advanced and robust.  This means that a company of six employees must have network security protections which mirror those of an organization of 6,000 employees.  As cost-prohibitive as it sounds, there are ways that non-enterprise-level businesses can implement a security strategy that is comprehensive and effective in protecting themselves from attack just as successfully as enterprise customers. One such solution is called Unified Threat Management ( … Read more

Network Security Threats on SMBs: What You Need to Know

Network Security

By JP Blaho The Internet, over the last two decades, has helped create a different way of interacting, transferring knowledge, and conducting business.  It has helped create a level playing field in which companies of any size, and from anywhere in the world, can compete for a consumer’s business.  This has also introduced a completely new form of risk-- network security. Network security has become one of the fastest growing sectors within IT because of the growing number of cybercriminals.  This black-market has designed a business model where the focus is on breaking into businesses via the Internet.  The intent is mainly to exploit their targets for money: whether it’s through holding a … Read more

SunGard Availability Services is Silicon Valley-bound for Cloud Connect Santa Clara #ccevent – Stop by our booth to win a MacBook® Air!

Cloud Connect 2012

We’re escaping the cold, wintery weather at our headquarters in Philadelphia and heading to Silicon Valley for Cloud Connect Santa Clara (#ccevent) February 14-15, 2012. Cloud Connect brings together the entire cloud eco-system to better understand the transformations cloud is bringing to the Enterprise. As a Platinum sponsor, we’ll be setting up shop at booth #414 where SunGard representatives will be available to discuss our cloud offerings, including our Enterprise Cloud Services and cloud-recovery services. Stop by our booth during the expo for a scratch off ticket* where you could win an Apple® MacBook® Air, Apple® iPad® 2 or a $5 Starbucks® gift card. Every card is a winner, so be sure … Read more

What distinguishes an Enterprise Cloud from other clouds?

Today we hear from Nik Weidenbacher, Product Engineering at SunGardAS  - Carl M. Most people have a general understanding of public and private clouds and the differences between the two offerings.  When talking about Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), typically a private cloud is in a company's data center while a public cloud is operated by a provider and shared by multiple companies.  That is a good start, but neither definition explains what an Enterprise Cloud is. An Enterprise Cloud offers a virtualized, multi-tenant infrastructure that can provide many of the same benefits as running a private cloud for your company, without requiring the same up-front investment.  Unlike most publ … Read more

Cloud Connect 2011

Satish Hemachandran just returned from Cloud Connect 2011 This week's Cloud Connect 2011 was the place to be to discuss all things Cloud. I spent two days at a packed convention center where the session topics conveyed the attendees' interest in deciphering the challenges faced by enterprises in Cloud adoption. The consistent theme for this year's event was about how Cloud for the enterprise needs to be built with availability, manageability, and security in mind - an area that we within SunGard are most passionate about.  I had the opportunity to present SunGard's vision of the Enterprise Cloud on Tuesday - this session was focused on the risks that IT departments face as they embark on th … Read more

SunGard Launches Enterprise Cloud Services

Today SunGardAS announced the general availability of our Enterprise Cloud Services.  SunGard’s cloud platform leverages best-in-class VBlock technology from EMC®, VMware® and Cisco® to deliver high availability and security.  SunGard fully manages the multiple components of the IaaS platform, including all necessary compute, network, storage and security resources.     We have leveraged our expertise as a managed service provider to offer a fully-managed cloud environment. Our customers do not want to trade managed services for the financial flexibility and speed of provisioning that a cloud offered.  They want both.  Now they can have it.  Who should consider SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud?  … Read more