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ZL Technologies Selects Enterprise Cloud Platform from SunGard Availability Services
[June 16, 2011]

ZL Technologies Selects Enterprise Cloud Platform from SunGard Availability Services

Jun 17, 2011 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- SunGard Availability Services announced that ZL Technologies is leveraging its Enterprise Cloud Services to deliver a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering.

According to a release, SunGard's Enterprise Cloud Services is helping ZL to broaden its customer reach without the need to build and staff new, costly IT infrastructure.

SunGard's Enterprise Cloud Services is an on-demand, enterprise-class solution which provides fully managed, virtual private data centers to support ZL's Unified Archive production applications. SunGard's fully managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering provides multiple layers of protection, including redundant firewalls, segregated Layer 2 networking and integrated virtual private network (VPN) connectivity, which were critical requirements for ZL's environment. SunGard's managed approach offers ZL systems monitoring, patching, backup, maintenance and trouble resolution, to help reduce its provisioning burden and IT administrative demands.

"SunGard's Enterprise Cloud Services provide a highly secure and resilient platform based on IT security best practices and architected for compliance features that address our customers' demanding enterprise environments," said Stephen Chan, co-founder and VP, business development at ZL Technologies. "SunGard is helping us break a major price barrier by moving our production solutions to a cloud-based, multi-tenant platform allowing us to reshape the economics of enterprise records management, archiving, and e-discovery solutions." SunGard noted that its Enterprise Cloud Services will help boost the flexibility ZL can provide customers. For instance, ZL can now offer a customer an application environment for testing without committing to a new supporting IT infrastructure. Also, ZL customers involved in litigation typically need on-demand usage for records management and e-discovery processes and the SunGard Enterprise Cloud Services environment allows them to ramp up processing and storage to handle the data surge.

"We looked at a number of competing cloud solutions and selected SunGard because it was the best fit in helping us make a Software-as-a-Service model work. Essential to this model is SunGard's flexible and elastic pricing that allows us to pay for IT infrastructure from operating expenditures rather than capital expenditures," said Chan.

According to Rob Walters, VP, product management, managed services, at SunGard Availability Services, "ZL Technologies provides a great example of how companies can transform with cloud computing services. The cloud is helping ZL bring its offerings to new customers that are attracted to the economics of a SaaS offering." ZL Technologies, Inc. (ZL) provides enterprise software solutions for e-mail and files archiving for regulatory compliance, litigation support, corporate governance, and storage management.

SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to 10,000 customers in North America and Europe.

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