#EMCWorld Wrap Up: Video and Slides

Maroon 5 Concert - EMC World 2012

EMC World lived up to our expectations once again this year!  From several product launches, acquisitions announcements and sneak-peek’s into what’s coming later this year and into 2013, there was something exciting around every corner. During the conference, we met with several customers and partners including Enterprise Rent-a-Car, New York Life Insurance, Xerox, Boeing, University of Chicago, and Cisco. One common theme we witnessed during the event was that Big Data is real, it’s here and it’s being commercialized in a variety of different ways. On Wednesday of the conference, our friends at Brocade invited us to participate in a discussion with John Furrier and Dave Vellante of the … Read more

New Podcast! #Cloud Chronicle Interview with Rob Walters

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Last month, we had the opportunity to participate in an interview with Patrick Pushor of Cloud Chronicle (@CloudChronicle). Cloud Chronicle is focused on evangelizing cloud computing and discussing with vendors how their technology can address critical business needs as we move to this hyper-agile notion of on-demand computing as a utility.  He focuses on standards, open source, data security, and legacy data & infrastructure challenges all in the context of cloud computing. Patrick interviewed Rob Walters (@rob_walters), Vice President of Product Management, SunGard Availability Services. Listen to their discussion below on what makes enterprise needs unique with respect to cloud … Read more

SunGard Availability Services to Highlight Recovery Solutions at #EMCWorld

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EMC is expecting a record-breaking turnout at its 12th annual EMC World 2012 next week in Las Vegas. As a proud EMC partner, we will be attending the conference highlighting the challenges of legacy disaster recovery solutions and the benefits of Recovery as a Service in the cloud. Stop by and visit us in booth #815 or tweet us during the conference for real-time updates: @SunGardAS. EMC World: Agenda at a Glance Visit us at Booth #815 – We’ll have experts on-site and will be showcasing our recovery services. Managed Recovery Program. SunGard specialists address root-cause recovery problems and manage a customer’s recovery program through its entire lifecycle: from planning and testing … Read more

Cloud Connect 2012: Insights from @Datacenter Knowledge, Rich Miller

  Rich Miller, editor of Data Center Knowledge, stopped by our booth at Cloud Connect last week 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 below:     Following the conference and the announcement of our partnership with Amazon Web Services, Data Center Knowledge published the following article, “SunGard: Cloud Concepts Are ‘In Our DNA’”, that discusses our deep expertise in enterprise disaster recovery and how we plan to leverage that experience in our cloud computing approach. “Our business model is to provide shared infrastructure that is available on dema … Read more

Redundancy in the Cloud

Somehow, a perception exists that a cloud provides a certain level of redundancy by default. However, make no mistake. Redundancy is not inherent. Admittedly, individual hardware and software components have some redundancy built in. However, those capabilities do not eliminate the need for a redundant cloud any more than safe cars eliminate the need for speed limits, traffic lights, divided highways and the rules-of-the-road. For many cloud providers, especially consumer cloud providers, the only redundancy offered is to make physical copies of the data—and many customers do not use even that minimal level of recovery.  These clouds were not built with redundancy in mind.  They lack the au … Read more

Is the Cloud for Everything?

Recently, Indu Kodukula, SunGard EVP and CTO, was interviewed by Smart Business Philadelphia.  Here are a few of his remarks.  - CM The #1 reason companies want to use the cloud for their ap­plications is to align their spending with busi­ness value.  Companies don’t know up-front what business return they would receive from a capital investment in enterprise IT.  Without the cloud, they have to make the invest­ment anyway and hope it is profitable. Using the cloud makes a fundamental difference, because you only pay for the compute resources you use or the data you store.  You don’t have hardware to buy or install and, in a man­aged environment, you don’t need internal re­sources to manage … Read more

Business Continuity in the Cloud

Business continuity focuses on the resiliency, restoration, disaster recovery and security needed to keep your system operating, performing, secure and, if an incident should occur, recoverable. Many cloud vendors have little experience with business continuity, preferring instead to offer consumer cloud services to clients that provide their own back-up procedures, intrusion protection, vulnerability alerts, firewalls, software upgrades and disaster recovery planning/testing. Resiliency is the key Without strong resiliency, redundancy and failover capabilities at each layer of the cloud stack, the failure of one component can cause the  failure, in short order, of many subsequent … Read more

Seven Ways Enterprise Cloud is Transforming the IT Market – Part II

In Part I, we recapped four of seven roles cloud computing plays today or will play in the near future, as discussed by Indu Kodukula, CTO of SunGard Availability Services, in an interview with Sramana Mitra  for Mitra’s  blog series,  “Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing.”  Here we complete the discussion with the final three roles Kodukula foresees.    – CM   Cloud as CPU and Storage Provider We are also going to see independent computing components available on demand.  That is, compute on demand, storage on demand and, hopefully soon, network on demand.   Most likely, a relatively small number of providers will exist, and mid-size companies will use such services.  This means their … Read more