Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) (Company Profile)

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) (Company Profile)

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) is a multinational provider of IT production and disaster recovery services. The company’s mission is to make sure that clients are resilient and able to recover from disasters -- regardless of whether clients’ IT environments are running a legacy environment, hybrid cloud, or something in between.

The company is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania at 680 East Swedesford Road and has dozens of disaster recovery and data center locations worldwide including in the United States in:

  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Cypress, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Carlstadt, New Jersey
  • New York City, New York
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Federal Way, Washington

History of Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS)

The privately held company was founded in 1978 -- which is context was three years before the release of the original IBM Personal Computer and the second year in which startup Apple Computer actually had revenue.

Sungard Availability Services’s lineage can be traced to the energy industry -- more specifically Sun Oil Company (better known today as Sunoco). SunGard Data Systems (SDS) was established in 1983 with a leveraged buy out (LBO) of a Sun Oil Company division.

SunGard Data Systems went public in 1986 (SDNT: NASDAQ) and later moved in 1997 to the NYSE (SDS). The company’s reputation today as a leader in business resilience and disaster recovery got a huge boost when it acquired Comdisco’s business continuity arm in 2001.

In 2014, Sungard Availability Services  (Sungard AS) split from SunGard Data Systems and established itself as an independent company.

Sungard Availability Services Executive Team

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) is led by a team of 13 executives with a broad cross-section of expertise across compliance, engineering, finance, human resources, Information Technology, legal, marketing, operations, sales, security, and services including:

  • Andrew A. Stern, Chief Executive Officer
  • Alfred Binford, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Solutions
  • Josh Crowe, Chief Technology Officer
  • Andy Dzerovych, Executive Vice President of Global Operations
  • Susan Lynch, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Bill Price, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
  • Kathy Schneider, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Vincent Buggé, Senior Vice President of Global Customer Services
  • Scott Gibson, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources
  • Haim Glickman, Senior Vice President of Global Solutions Engineering
  • Chris Huggett, Senior Vice President of Sales, EMEA & India
  • Patricia Boujoukos, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Shawn Burke, Global Chief Security Officer

The company’s employees are primarily staffed most heavily in these 10 functional areas:

  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Support
  • Business Development
  • Program and Project Management
  • Consulting
  • Human Resources
  • Product Management

Core Products and Services

The core products and services of Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) are organized into five broad areas:

  • Cloud and Hosting Services -- including Cloud Services, Managed Hosting Services, and Security Services
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity -- including Cloud-Based Recovery, Systems and Data Recovery Services, Recovery Management, Business Continuity Management, and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaas)
  • Data and Disaster Recovery Centers -- including Colocation Services, Network Services, and Workplace Recovery
  • Managed Application Cloud -- Application Cloud Services and Application Management Services
  • Information Technology Consulting -- Business Continuity Consulting, Information Security Consulting, IT Disaster Recovery Consulting, and Cloud and Infrastructure Consulting

Recent Industry Awards, Certifications, and Market Leadership Recognition

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) has in recent years received numerous industry awards, certifications, and market leadership recognition including:

  • ComputerWorld 100 Premier Technology Leader
  • Dell EMC Global Alliances Marketing Partner of the Year and Global Alliances Industry Partner of the Year
  • Disaster Recovery Institute Product/Service Provider of the Year
  • Forrester Wave Leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Vertical Market Expertise and Technology Partners

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) has customers across a broad cross-section of industries with strongly demonstrated expertise and institutional in:

  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail

The company has invested in and maintains a number of strategic technology partnerships including with:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AT&T
  • Cisco
  • Dell EMC
  • NetApp
  • VMware

Data Center Providers Similar to Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS)

The company faces varied competition, depending on the region, and is sometimes compared to data center providers such as:

  • 1025Connect
  • 111 Town Square Place (formerly 111 Pavonia) (LeFrak)
  • 360 Technology Center Solutions
  • 365 Data Centers (formerly Host.net)
  • Aligned Energy
  • AT&T
  • Atlantic Metro
  • AXON Datacenters
  • ByteGrid
  • Carrier-1 Data Centers
  • Cogent Communications
  • ColoCrossing
  • Cologix
  • ColoGuard Enterprise Solutions
  • CoreSite
  • CoreSpace
  • CyrusOne
  • Cyxtera Technologies (formerly CenturyLink)
  • DataBank
  • DataGryd Data Centers
  • Digital Realty (formerly DuPont Fabros Technology)
  • EdgeConneX
  • EdgeCore Internet Real Estate
  • Equinix
  • Evocative Data Centers
  • fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty (1547)
  • Flexential (Formerly Peak 10 + ViaWest)
  • Frontline Data Services
  • GigeNET
  • Green House Data
  • H5 COLO
  • HopOne Internet
  • INAP (formerly Internap Network Services Corporation)
  • Iron Mountain (formerly IO Data Centers)
  • Netrality Properties
  • New Continuum Data Centers
  • NJFX (New Jersey Fiber Exchange)
  • NYI (New York Internet)
  • Open Data Centers
  • QTS Data Centers
  • QuadraNet
  • RagingWire Data Centers
  • Sabey Data Centers
  • ServerFarm
  • Skybox Datacenters
  • Steadfast Networks
  • Stream Data Centers
  • TierPoint
  • T5 Data Centers
  • TELEHOUSE America
  • VAZATA
  • vXchnge
  • Webair
  • Zayo Group (zColo)

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