SunGard ramps up cloud activities with new infrastructure on-tap service

20 Nov 2012

Data centre company SunGard Availability Services has ramped up its local cloud services offering with a new on-demand computing platform promising public cloud service-level flexibility.

Called SunGard Online, the new service means firms only pay for resources they use in a packaged service, starting at nine cents per hour for 30-day contracts.

Extra resources can be provisioned within minutes via a 24 x 7 portal.

The general manager for SunGard in Ireland Gary Watson said the new services represent an investment in the country by SunGard and could lead to new jobs as the service is adopted.

SunGard entered the Irish market in 2010 with the acquisition of Hosting365 for an undisclosed sum.

“This is an important development in SunGard’s cloud capability, giving businesses control and autonomy, as well as ultimate flexibility, in how they choose to transition to the cloud. Companies of all sizes can leverage the stable and robust service, benefitting from enterprise service level guarantees, without the capital costs of larger IT projects.”

Ireland’s digital leaders will gather to discuss cloud computing and the big data revolution at the Cloud Capital Forum on Friday, 23 November, at the Convention Centre Dublin

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years