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SunGard to Split Off Availability Services Business

Sungard Availability Services, which supplies disaster recovery and business continuity services, was at the conference with mobile units that can be used in the event of a disaster. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

SunGard Data Systems will split off its Availability Services business, which operates its data centers and disaster recovery business. The Sungard Availability business unit will be spun off into a separate company to its existing stockholders, including its private equity owners, in a tax-free transaction. Read More

Holodeck Deals: Conducting M&A In the Virtual World

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Intralinks seeks to make investment banking and M&A more efficient by moving the deal room from the physical space to the online space. To date, the company has seen $23.5 trillion dollars worth of transactions completed in corporate finance and strategic M&A, in its Virtual Data Rooms, and says SunGard AS is integral in making the shift to virtual worlds. Read More

SunGard Data Center Takes in Flood Victims

Members of the Moonachie, N.J. police and fire departments and emergency medical units gather in the lobby of a business continuity center operated by SunGard Availability Services in nearby Carlstadt in the early morning hours of Oct. 30 during Hurricane Sandy. The hurricane caused a storm surge in the Hackensack River that flooded Moonachie and forced the community's first responders to set up an emergency command post at the SunGard site because it was the only location that was not flooded. (Photo: SunGard Availability Services)

When SuperStorm Sandy struck, the SunGard business continuity center in Carlstadt, N.J. opened its doors and served as a refuge for more than 100 residents flooded out of their homes in nearby Moonachie, offering food, shelter and medical attention. Read More

Backup: Tape vs. Online

The tape vs. online backup debate is the theme of this whitepaper from Sungard. In their continuing series examining data center strategies the authors bring a straight forward explanation of this argument as well as providing insight for the forward thinking IT professional. In a practical way they make an… Read More

The Common Sense of Online Backup

Are you considering a new solution for backup? A hard examination of what that will take may be daunting. In this Sungard whitepaper “Five Simple Steps for Transforming Your Application Backup with Online Recovery Services” learn how to approach the issue both methodically and economically. Read More

SunGard Offers ‘Hot Site’ Service for Clouds

Seeking to leverage its reputation for business continuity, SunGard Availability unveiled two new services last week at VMworld – a multi-location “hot site” for cloud applications, and a managed cloud backup service that make to easier to recover VM-based applications running in data centers. Read More

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