SunGard Availability Services deploys Inmage’s ScoutCloud to improve server replication

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InMage announced Tuesday that SunGard Availability Services has chosen its ScoutCloud platform to help bring the next generation of SunGard’s Server Replication services to market. SunGard’s Server Replication services replicate customer data from virtual or physical systems to secure SunGard data centers.

With the addition of ScoutCloud, SunGard will be able to provide increased benefits to customers in the way of built-in continuous data protection (CDP) and a broader range of data captured from the source.

“InMage is an ideal partner for SunGard’s Recovery Service offerings,” said Michael de la Torre, vice president, recovery services product management at SunGard Availability Services. “Their technologies are well suited to meet our requirements as part of our cloud-based recovery services, strengthening our ability to assist IT organizations across all industry and government sectors to minimize downtime and mitigate risk. Most importantly, we expect the InMage partnership to bring increased benefits to our customers.”

SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. It also offers disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.

SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to more than 9,000 customers globally. The company assists IT organizations across various industry and government sectors to prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime.

InMage is an independent software vendor of disk-based, business application recovery solutions for both physical and virtualized environments. Its integrated recovery software supports both local and remote backup and disaster recovery, performing exceptionally well in heterogeneous IT infrastructures with mixed platforms and storage. Customers can address stringent disaster recovery requirements, backup problems and application availability with one product, where multiple products were once required. InMage is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with additional offices in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

SunGard selected InMage’s ScoutCloud platform after an extensive proof of concept process. ScoutCloud combines data protection, a comprehensive physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual recovery engine that supports failover / failback for all applications, and automated provisioning of virtual machines and associated storage. This enables near zero RPO and RTO capable Recovery as a Service (RaaS).

ScoutCloud also protects any customer server (physical or virtual) and can recover it nearly instantaneously as a virtual machine in the cloud. It bundles P2V with remote replication, delivering true application-consistent data availability and block-level continuous data protection with failover/failback for any application.

“Availability services are one of the fastest-growing IT markets, and SunGard has been leading the charge in this space for over 30 years,” said Kumar Malavalli, chairman of the board, InMage. “This partnership is a great validation of InMage technology, and we are thrilled to be working with SunGard. With SunGard’s global reach, it will be easier than ever for businesses to leverage cloud-based services to accelerate their disaster recovery implementations, reduce their costs and bypass expensive, labor-intensive in-house implementations.”