Thirty years ago, the Transformers toy brand came into being when a Japanese toy company, Takara Tomy, sold its hybrid half-robot, half-alien toy line to Hasbro. A gagillion toys and four feature films later, Transformers still continue to sell extremely well throughout the world. The idea behind Transformers is that an individual toy’s components can be shifted around to change it from a device, a vehicle or an animal into a robot action figure and back again.
Imagine if you could build your cloud infrastructure as easily as you could modify a Transformer.
Sungard Availability Services® (“Sungard AS”), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and disaster recovery services, is enabling customers to do just that by bolstering its award-winning cloud services to further accelerate the integration of hybrid IT with the Cisco Intercloud Fabric architecture.
Cisco Intercloud Fabric solves some of the biggest challenges business customers face in hybrid cloud adoption by allowing them to acquire the added capacity they need with no differentiation between their internal cloud and the external cloud, yet with ample security and control.
A Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) member, Sungard AS was the first global service provider to deploy Cisco’s Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) as part of its cloud services portfolio. With the Cisco Intercloud Fabric, customers will be able to connect their own private clouds with service provider clouds to move their workloads into the Sungard AS cloud portfolio later this year.
“We’re helping customers and partners extend their IT infrastructures into the Sungard AS global cloud by integrating the Cisco Intercloud Fabric into our solutions portfolio,” said Jack Dziak, Executive Vice President, Global Products, Sungard AS. “Cisco Intercloud Fabric provides organizations the secure cloud services they need anywhere in the world, giving them their choice of using the Cloud the way they want it. This in turn enhances the overall value proposition Sungard AS provides our clients, which is a win-win for everyone,” he added.\
Cisco and Sungard AS provide differentiated, scalable, and secure solutions that support end-to-end IT processes while reducing deployment risks, complexity, and total cost of ownership (TCO). Sungard AS also offers a full suite of Cisco Cloud-powered services including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Recover2Cloud and SAP HANA. As a Cisco technology partner for more than 15 years, Sungard AS and its channel partners are uniquely positioned to provide Intercloud Fabric innovations for many shared customers.
Sungard AS is currently proving out its Intercloud Fabric Architecture environments and demonstrating how it will integrate with Cisco customers and partners looking to connect private and public clouds. Just recently, Sungard AS and WWT, a leading Cisco systems integrator with headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., demonstrated their joint ability to connect customer premise private clouds to service provider clouds in support of workload mobility in in WWT’s Advanced Technology Center.
While creating a resilient cloud infrastructure for your organization may still take more work than converting Optimus Prime into a fire engine, someday building your own cloud will be simple child’s play. Cisco Intercloud Fabric is a giant step in that direction. Come and see why at Cisco Live in the Cisco Cloud Powered Booth, San Diego booth 3201.
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