SunGard Availability increases presence in India


SunGard Availability Services, the provider of
Information Availability and business continuity services, has announced its
expansion into India with two new dedicated Workplace Recovery facilities.


The opening of the new centers follows the signing of a
dedicated workplace recovery contract with a major international bank, and aims
to meet the demand from international businesses for high levels of resilience
for their key operations, whereby mission-critical, off-shore or outsourced
business processes are protected according to business value, not just


The Workplace Recovery centers are located in Thane, near
Mumbai, and Noida, near New Delhi. Built to the latest design standards, the
facility at Noida will offer over 400 workplace recovery positions and is
ideally placed to serve businesses in Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon.


The Thane operation provides 243 seats and is well
positioned to provide recovery capabilities to companies west of the Sanjay
Gandhi National Park, as well as those in Navi Mumbai and the new business
districts developing near the airport at Santacruz and Bandra Kurla. Both
facilities provide the option for future phases of development in line with
industry requirements.


“This expansion is as a result of direct demand from
global businesses – particularly in the financial sector – for the same levels
of security and resilience that they enjoy in their other territories,”
says Keith Tilley, managing director UK and executive vice-president Europe for
SunGard Availability Services.


“Organizations are becoming increasingly aware of
the effect that major disruptions can have on their business wherever it’s
located. In the current economic environment, it’s unthinkable to have large
swathes of your workforce out of action as a result of a business
disruption,” Tilley added.


SunGard Availability Services
has a significant presence within India through a 250-strong team of dedicated
professionals, including software development support for SunGard’s business
continuity management software.


To head up Indian operations, SunGard has appointed
Balachander Vasireddi as general manager for India.


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