SunGard Disaster Recovery Services Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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Database Expert at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
May 01 2014

What is most valuable?

SunGard provides DR (Disaster Recovery) services at it's data centers. The service is for companies who do not maintain their own dedicated DR sites and need to rent one to conduct a DR exercise for validating it's DR setup. These centers have state of the art equipment with all possible hardware options and one needs to define their specific requirements. Companies can rent their hardware cages… more»

What needs improvement?

This is a good service, however a costly one. Most suitable for companies with smaller data and application footprint. If you are a larger organization with many applications with a large volume of data it is an expensive affair to pay for the DR site rental on a long term basis. Also, consider the cost involved in transporting your Engineers to the DR site. Application validation work can still… more»

What other advice do I have?

Most SunGard DR data centers are located in industrial areas of smaller towns. They have good facilities like conference rooms, recreational areas and have a good deal of security options. The centers operate on a 24/7 basis. These make most sense for companies who anyways out source their data centers.

What is SunGard Disaster Recovery Services?

Disasters are inevitable. You don't know when, you don't know how, you don't know what Ð but you know they're coming. That's why you prepare. And when it comes to your enterprise systems, you don't want to mess around with hosting your secondary or recovery site with just anyone. If your recovery site fails to perform as you'd expect, it could spell big trouble for your business. When you don't want to leave anything to chance, Sungard Availability Services provides industry-leading managed hosting services backed by enterprise-class service level agreements.
SunGard Disaster Recovery Services customers
Ullico Inc., Dakotacare