Sungard Availability Services Scores A Grand Slam At The Cisco Partner Summit

CISCO PARTNER SUMMITIn baseball, a grand slam describes a home run hit when the bases are loaded, resulting in four runs – the most possible in a single play. In sports like tennis and golf, a grand slam occurs when a player wins four major tournaments in a calendar year. Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) scored a grand slam of its own at the recent Cisco Partner Summit in Montreal, Canada, winning four distinct awards:

  • America’s Cloud Partner of the Year
  • Canadian Cloud Partner of the Year
  • Marketing Velocity Innovator of the Year
  • UK and Ireland Solution Innovation Partner of the Year

These awards demonstrate not only the global nature of our partnership with Cisco – touching the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Ireland – but the depth of our work, spanning product development, marketing, and sales.

Sungard AS has worked with Cisco for more than 15 years, becoming one of its trusted partners for cloud environments and other innovative solutions to help customers achieve their business goals. Our efforts to support robust cloud architectures around the world have gained much attention from Cisco for innovation and reliability.

As a steadfast supporter of the Cisco Intercloud, Sungard AS is now designing cloud environments for its customers using the Intercloud fabric as a key building block. The training and preparation for Intercloud were worth all the hard work, as our mutual customers can now reap the rewards of a Cisco cloud ecosystem that offers more choice of infrastructure, applications, industry expertise, and geographic coverage.

Moreover, Sungard AS was just re-certified as a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Master Partner worldwide, as well as achieving the Cisco Powered Service designation for Cloud Cell Architecture for SAP® HANA, Infrastructure as a Service, and Disaster Recovery as a Service. This opens up countless new possibilities for customers with SAP environments. Add it all up, and you can see why it makes sense for Sungard AS and Cisco to innovate everywhere and create fresh ideas for our clients: We can do great things when we work together.

In the end, vision is what sets winners apart—being able to see the finish line, the winning goal, the home run—while you’re in the midst of the journey. Sungard AS is proud to be a part of Cisco’s vision for the future of the cloud, and to be a team partner to bring that vision into reality.

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