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To: JakeStraw who wrote (75)5/31/2001 9:37:33 AM
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SunGard Rolls Out Enhanced Enterprise Storage Services For Disaster Recovery and eSourcing
Next Generation Services Utilize Latest EMC Technology
WAYNE, Pa., May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Business Continuity and Internet Services (BCIS), an operating group of SunGard (NYSE: SDS - news), has launched an enhanced line of enterprise storage solutions designed to provide significant productivity and financial benefits for both its disaster recovery and eSourcing customers. The new solutions comprise a group of management services wrapped around 62 terabytes of EMC's leading information storage systems and software.

``Using our enhanced managed storage services,'' explained Jim Simmons, chief executive officer of SunGard BCIS, ``customers realize two immediate benefits. First, they maintain continuous access to their production data, plus in the event of an outage, the time to recover their systems is greatly reduced. In today's economy, information continuity is an extremely critical success factor. These new solutions are our latest innovation for keeping businesses in business.''

SunGard eSourcing managed hosting customers will also benefit from reduced time to implementation, reduced capital expenditures and increased scalability as their businesses grow.

``Using SunGard's enterprise managed storage services, our customers can reduce the time it takes to bring systems online, avoid costly capital expenditures, and most importantly, feel secure that their storage needs -- allocation, expansion, management, and protection -- are being met,'' said John Lindeman, program director, High Availability Solutions for SunGard Recovery Services.

``The EMC/SunGard relationship has spanned nearly a decade and has evolved with the changing business environment. From traditional information storage services to high value Symmetrix Remote Data Facility mirroring solutions, SunGard continues to provide its customers with a comprehensive set of EMC information storage solutions,'' said David A. Donatelli, EMC's senior vice president of Corporate Marketing and New Business Development. ``Our parallel business and product evolution has enabled our companies to benefit from our strong alliance and provide our mutual customers with dynamic information services.''

``SunGard serves clients with its `net beneath you' philosophy by using people and technology to help ensure our customers never lose access to their critical information. These new enterprise storage services represent the next generation of SunGard business continuity solutions,'' said Mr. Simmons. ``We provide a complete continuum of information continuity services from planning, to design and deployment, to disaster recovery and managed services. All of these services are tailored to the needs of our customers and their desire to protect their most valuable corporate asset: their enterprise information.''

The advantages of a single source supplier of IT services, like SunGard, are two-fold: a single point of contact for management and operations issues, and a reduced cost by dealing with a single provider.

SunGard's new managed storage services will utilize 62 terabytes of EMC Symmetrix Enterprise Storage systems, software and services. The EMC technology affords SunGard double port capacity, enabling the incorporation of more customer information within a single enterprise domain -- similar to the customer's production environment. The enhanced software, including EMC TimeFinder, Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF) and EMC Control Center, enables SunGard to effectively manage the storage services offering for customers of both Recovery Services and eSourcing from a centralized Network Operations Center (NOC).