After several close calls with hurricanes, executives at Florida Hospital in Orlando decided to rethink their disaster plans. A direct hit by a storm could, of course, endanger patients. But it could also destroy the technology that the facility depends on for medical records, clinical test results, and accounting.
Disaster preparedness is a well-known best practice in running a data center, but Hurricane Sandy is showing that in disasters, the unexpected happens. When it does, some disaster recovery plans turn out to have holes in them, while others may still require improvisation.
Andrew Stern, chief executive officer at SunGard Availability Services, talks about data center disaster preparation and recovery operations following Atlantic superstorm Sandy.
Right now, businesses around the world are struggling to recover from the devastation caused by both natural and manmade disasters. The idea that your company could one day find itself in the same position is hardly inconceivable.
SunGard Availability Services announced the expansion of its Philadelphia data center at 1500 Spring Garden Street to accommodate growing demand for SunGard’s portfolio of cloud computing, colocation and managed IT services. The Spring Garden Data Center expansion incorporates sustainable environmental controls to advance green IT initiatives.
SunGard Availability Services, provider of Information Availability and business continuity services, has announced its expansion into India with two new dedicated Workplace Recovery facilities.
SunGard Availability Services released its sixth annual analysis of major causes of business disruption in the UK. The office is now firmly the main source of business disruption, with almost three times as many problems caused by workplace incidents such as power and communication failures than by technology failures involving hardware or other IT issues.
Forrester Research’s 64-criteria evaluation of disaster recovery services providers found that IBM, HP, SunGard, and ICM led the pack due to their best-in-class core disaster recovery services and vision.
SunGard announced that Andrew Stern has been appointed chief executive officer of SunGard Availability Services.
UK Business Disruptions Escalate in 2009 – Workplace Disruptions Overtake Technology for First Time as Cause of Business Interruption
SunGard Availability Services, a leading provider of Information Availability and business continuity services, released its annual analysis of major causes of business disruption in the United Kingdom in 2009.
SunGard announced that Eric Berg has resigned as chief executive officer of SunGard Availability Services, a position he held since October 2007.