The best relationships get stronger and deeper over time, such as the one between Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) and Cisco. Last year, Sungard AS was named Cisco’s Americas Cloud Partner of the Year, Canadian Cloud Partner of the Year, Marketing Velocity Innovator of the Year, and UK and Ireland Solution Innovation Partner of the Year. This year, the relationship was celebrated once again when Sungard AS received the Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region award for Cloud in the Americas for the second year in a row.

The Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region awards are granted to channel partners who exemplify best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry within their respective regions. Innovative practices, architecture-led approach successes, and strategic business outcome-focused programs are just a few of the criteria used to evaluate channel partners.

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Cisco recently named Sungard Availability Services as their Cloud Partner of the Year recipient.

Sungard AS is certified as a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Master Partner worldwide and holds three Cisco Powered designations: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and Cloud Cell Architecture for SAP HANA.  Sungard AS’ cloud is built on Cisco’s ACI technology globally and is a founding partner in the Cisco Intercloud ecosystem.

A trusted partner of Cisco for more than 15 years, Sungard AS builds powerful production and recovery cloud services on Cisco’s industry-leading technology, providing businesses with differentiated, scalable, secure solutions for hybrid IT environments. These solutions reduce deployment risks and complexity, and lower total cost of ownership while helping companies become more adaptive and responsive to the changing business requirements.

The relationship between Sungard AS and Cisco will continue to grow and prosper as they work together to help customers solve IT business challenges such as how to address hybrid IT or use applications to drive infrastructure. At the end of the day, it’s all about great teamwork, and Sungard AS and Cisco have that in spades.