SOURCE: SunGard Availability Services

SunGard Availability Services

February 19, 2014 09:03 ET

SunGard Availability Services Partners With BlackBridge to Extend Cloud Recovery Services in Western Canada

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2014) - SunGard Availability Services, a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced it has partnered with BlackBridge Networks to deploy a Recover2Cloud® pod for server replication providing real-time data replication and same-day recovery. BlackBridge is a Canadian technology services provider offering colocation, continuity, cloud, and network services.

"This is a unique project because it is the first time SunGard Availability Services has deployed a Recover2Cloud pod outside of a SunGard Availability Services-operated facility," said Chris Toushan, North Region Sales vice president, SunGard Availability Services. "Partnering with BlackBridge enables us to expand the reach of our services and penetrate a new, previously under-served region in Canada, enabling SunGard Availability Services to offer potential fail-over capabilities entirely on Canadian soil."

Based in Alberta, BlackBridge Networks is a Canadian technology services company providing world class data center facilities in low risk locations within Canada. Offering a range of enterprise-grade solutions to enhance a customer's business and IT strategies, BlackBridge is focused on expanding their data centre capabilities and services to increase growth in the Canadian market. Partnering with SunGard Availability Services supports the organization's strategy of combining complimentary services; providing the market with complete and robust solutions.

"BlackBridge is pleased to partner with SunGard Availability Services, together providing an industry-leading disaster recovery service to the market," said Scott Soenen, Chief Technology Officer for BlackBridge. "The ability to offer a world class data center with a cloud recovery solution gives companies throughout Western Canada a new, top-of-the-line solution for their business continuity and recovery needs."

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About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With approximately five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard Availability Services helps customers improve the resilience of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About BlackBridge Networks
BlackBridge is a privately owned Canadian corporation providing a unique set of data center services, with a focus on supporting IT and business continuity strategies. Our core differentiator is the combination of reliable world-class facilities in low-risk locations, with a very high standard for customer service. Our team has been recognized for their attention to detail, quality of service, and ability to provide remote support quickly and effectively.The BlackBridge portfolio of services includes Replication and Backup, Hybrid Cloud Services, Colocation, and Network.

BlackBridge Networks is part of the BlackBridge Group, world leaders in geospatial imagery with business partners in over 70 countries. BlackBridge has been enabling land use decisions for over a decade through support of earth observation satellite missions and management of multi-petabyte data sets. To learn more about BlackBridge, visit:

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Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Christine Nurnberger
    Vice President, Marketing
    SunGard Availability Services
    Tel: 781-608-7263
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    Jordan Rittenberry
    Senior Vice President
    Corporate Technology, Edelman
    Tel: 312-233-1226
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