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SunGard AS has more than 9000 enterprise customers who count on our cloud services and managed services when disaster strikes. Lately, we’ve seen that the “Internet of Everything” is changing customer expectations. Our customers want new types of cloud services—and they want them sooner. They’re also asking to provision and control the services on their own. To keep delivering new products and services, we need a network that’s more flexible, intelligent, secure, and agile than ever before.

Our strategy for the future is to create a platform for service agility by enabling network programming. This is a radical change for our business and our customers. Not having to wait for engineers to program the network will help us bring new services to market sooner. Network programmability will also make it possible to offer new self-service options our customers are requesting, like bandwidth calendaring and service on demand.

Some people in the industry would call what I just described SDN, for software-defined networking. But we prefer network programmability, a much broader term for service agility.

Cisco ONE Works with Our Existing Infrastructure

We knew we needed a partner to help us bring together all the different elements of a programmable network to enable a service catalog. Our service catalog and network strategy are core to the business, so we took several months to evaluate platforms that would support our end goal.

SunGard AS has 5 million square feet of data center space, so we needed open technology that would work with our existing infrastructure and service offerings. The solution also had to be adaptable. We need to support the new services our customers will want in the future, and we want the ability to transform service enablement.

To that end, we chose Cisco ONE (Open Network Environment). It includes controllers, open APIs, and virtual overlay technology. These three technologies in combination are the bedrock of our network strategy for the future.

Our Use Cases

Network programmability will help our customers and business in the following ways:

As we talk to our customers, we keep discovering new use cases for network programmability. We view it as a strategic advantage to increase security, lower costs, and automate actions to help us and our customers move faster.

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About SunGard Availability Services

SunGard Availability Services provides IT Operations support to IT departments that need to ensure business viability by keeping mission critical information and applications up and running. Unlike other companies that offer individual technology services, SunGard is focused on providing responsive and integrated disaster recovery, managed services, IT consulting and business continuity management software solutions, to help organizations keep people and information connected.

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