Conrail Selects SunGard for Enterprise Outsourcing Services; SunGard BCIS to Provide Data Center Management and Business Continuity Services.Business Editors/Hi-Tech Writers
WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2000
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SunGard BCIS will provide Conrail with a complete infrastructure service comprising 24/7 management of large-scale IBM mainframe IBM mainframes, though perceived as synonymous with mainframe computers in general due to their marketshare, are now technically and specifically IBM's line of business computers that can all trace their design evolution to the IBM System/360. and midrange systems, including systems administration, network monitoring The term network monitoring describes the use of a system that constantly monitors a computer network for slow or failing systems and that notifies the network administrator in case of outages via email, pager or other alarms. , data backup and vaulting, and disaster recovery, as well as help desk and desktop services.
Project planning and deployment activities are already underway, to ensure a smooth orderly transition to the SunGard enterprise outsourcing environment.
Conrail's chief information officer, Sam Adenbaum, said that "SunGard has done an excellent job of tailoring an effective, cost-efficient program that meets the long-term needs of Conrail. Using SunGard's services allows us to focus on managing our business-critical transportation applications."
SunGard will oversee the day-to-day data center, software and network management activities and assume the responsibility for Conrail's strategic technical objectives. Integration of Conrail's data center operations at the SunGard facility in New Jersey is expected to be completed by the middle of 2000.
"SunGard has been the partner of choice for both production and business continuity services for thousands of the world's largest and most prestigious companies," said Bob Reed, president of SunGard eSourcing. "Through our newest business unit, SunGard eSourcing, we add an additional level of offerings - data center management, Internet services including web server co-location, Internet access and technology services - that companies need to gain and maintain their competitive edge."
About SunGard Business Continuity and Internet Services
SunGard Business Continuity and Internet Services provides some of the world's largest companies with a complete suite of enterprise outsourcing services. The SunGard BCIS includes three units: SunGard Recovery Services, SunGard eSourcing and SunGard Planning Solutions.
Recovery Services provides business continuity services including: high availability/electronic vaulting services, computer hotsites and coldsites; recovery network services through the SunGard National Network; and work group recovery.
ESourcing specializes in high availability web co-location and hosting services, Internet access, and technology services, and system management services for application and data center outsourcing. Planning Solutions services include business continuity consulting services, technical consulting services, and client server and web-enabled business continuity planning Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is an interdisciplinary peer mentoring methodology used to create and validate a practiced logistical plan for how an organization will recover and restore partially or completely interrupted critical function(s) within a predetermined software.
SunGard (NYSE:SDS) is a global leader in integrated IT solutions and eProcessing for financial services. SunGard is also the pioneer and a leading provider of high-availability infrastructure for business continuity.
With annual revenues in excess of $1 billion, SunGard serves more than 10,000 clients in over 50 countries, including 47 of the world 's largest 50 financial services institutions. Visit SunGard at www.sungard.com.