SunGard Availability Services is opening a data center facility in the Sacramento, Calif. market to provide disaster recovery and managed services, the company said. The new facility in Rancho Cordova is scheduled to open in May.
The new SunGard facility is 69,000 square feet, of which 28,000 square feet of conditioned raised floor will be available in phase one. The raised floor is divisible into caged areas and private suites. The facility has two electrical feeds totaling close to six megawatts of power and is carrier neutral, with nine fiber providers having access to the fiber vaults entering the data center.
The Sacramento data center market has been supported by Silicon Valley firms seeking disaster recovery space in an area with fewer eathquakes. Sungard has long specialized in disaster recovery services, but has recently expanded its focus to include more managed services. The company says is is seeing grwoing demand for services from independent software vendors that deliver products online through a Software-as-a-Service model.
“This new facility demonstrates SunGard’s sustained investment in expanding its infrastructure in California, to deliver services scalability and process expertise to customers,” said Lance Hanchey, vice president operations at SunGard Availability Services. “It also reflects our commitment to helping Sacramento and Bay Area companies meet information availability requirements by keeping their people, systems and data connected.”
The facility will be home to SunGard’s enterprise-class managed IT services including: hosting services, applications services (such as SAP and Oracle EBS), messaging services, network services, managed security services, storage services and replication services.
SunGard has 35 managed services facilities with a combined total of over five million square feet of data centers in North America and Europe, and a dedicated global network backbone.