AWS re:Invent

Check out Sungard AS’ latest new projects at AWS re:Invent.

AWS re:Invent is an annual conference sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It’s ideal for developers and engineers, system administrators, systems architects and technical decision makers. Built upon the same world-class technology that powers Amazon.com, AWS provides developers with a reliable, easy-to-scale cloud. Companies of all sizes from around the globe use AWS to build websites, store data and manage business processes.  

Once again, Sungard Availability Services is participating as an exhibitor at AWS re:Invent.

As an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network, we are looking forward to showcasing our production and recovery services, while previewing several technical projects developed by the Sungard AS Chief Technology Office team, including Condensation, Account Management and our Enhanced Snapshots tool:

  • Condensation is an open source project Sungard Availability Services has on GitHub for AWS. It is a tool that enhances the creation and deployment of CloudFormation templates by turning templates into distributions created with assets and particles. With reusability at its core, Condensation allows developers to write once and implement anywhere.
  • Account Management provides Sungard Availability Services with a tool for user and resource management across AWS sub-accounts, serving as a building block for the services we are providing.
  • Available as a free tool on GitHub, Enhanced Snapshots provides cost-effective management and retention of EBS snap backups. Costs can be lowered by natively using S3 for storage, along with compression and de-duplication. It also provides scheduling of automated backups and retention policies for backups. Set up is fast: by launching an EC2 instance from the Enhanced Snapshots AMI on GitHub and stepping through a simple configuration process, you can get up and running in just a few minutes. Enhanced Snapshots works with any file system type and doesn’t require agent installation.

The Sungard AS Office of the CTO (check out our blog) drives innovation for customers with Sungard AS and its partners. The team is comprised of experienced infrastructure, systems, operations, software and application architects who are focused on researching key emerging technologies in order to incorporate them into Sungard AS’ products and services.

Recently, the CTO team has been focused on helping our customers realize the benefits of hybrid cloud implementations and solutions. These projects are examples of how Sungard AS is capitalizing on emerging technology, like AWS’ amazing public cloud platform. Sungard AS is committed to delivering leading-edge advances that address important customer availability and business continuity challenges.  

Stop by and meet the team at re:Invent in Las Vegas in booth #938. We’d love to tell you more about the exciting things we’re doing to make technology highly resilient and highly secure.