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SunGard Availability Services

November 21, 2013 09:04 ET

SunGard Availability Services Powers Savanna Energy With Data Center Management and Disaster Recovery Solution

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) - SunGard Availability Services, a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced it has worked in partnership with Allstream and NetApp to enable the full migration of Savanna Energy Services Corporation's production data environment to its new data center in Calgary, as well as a complete data backup and recovery solution.

Savanna Energy Services Corp. (Savanna) is a premiere drilling, well servicing and oilfield rentals company. Based in Calgary, Alberta and founded in 2001, Savanna has head offices in Houston and Brisbane, and several field offices throughout Canada, the U.S. and Australia.

"Our IT needs have changed dramatically in the last few years, and tape back-up is no longer the right solution for us," said Jim Clarke, Manager, Global Infrastructure, Savanna Energy Services Corp. "We needed a full disaster recovery solution, as well as a network connection for all our people. SunGard Availability Services' global footprint and high performance solutions for mission critical applications were exactly right for our expanding needs," said Clarke.

In addition to cost and speed of implementation, Clarke cites SunGard Availability Services' track record for recovering companies from past disasters as key reasons for selecting its solutions. SunGard's NetBackup vaulting with Service Recovery Manager gives Savanna faster, more robust backup with turnkey recovery for 90 servers, enabling Savanna to eliminate tape backup and all the costs associated with tape, backup servers and infrastructure, backup licenses, tape media, and offsite tape storage.

Working with data and storage management company NetApp, and Canadian communications provider Allstream, SunGard provides Savanna with full support for Managed Vaulting for NetApp with Recover to Cloud for vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM). With Managed Vaulting for NetApp, SunGard Availability Services specialists assume responsibility for managing the protection, secure movement, and recovery of critical application data. This approach combines the reliability of SunGard Availability Services' world-class infrastructure with a lower cost utility-model pricing.

"SunGard Availability Services understands the production environments that companies like Savanna require to meet their growing IT needs, and we provide tailored availability solutions that can scale up or down to adjust to constantly changing environments," said Michael de la Torre, vice president of Recovery Services, SunGard Availability Services. "The breadth of knowledge and experience we bring to the table, as well as Allstream's local account management team are fundamental to the success of Savanna's disaster recovery solution."

For more information about SunGard Availability Services or to find out how other leading organizations use SunGard Availability Services to keep operations available, visit

About Savanna Energy Services Corporation
Savanna Energy Services Corp. is an oilfield services provider headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. The Company's business is focused in the drilling, well services and oilfield equipment rental segment of the oilfield services industry and its operations are based in Canada and the U.S. with operations in Australia. As a drilling and well servicing contractor, the business of the Company is conducted in three main areas: contract drilling, well servicing and oilfield equipment rentals.

About Allstream
Allstream provides fast, reliable communications solutions to large, medium, and small businesses across Canada. Allstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only national communications provider that works exclusively with business customers of all sizes. Allstream partners with SunGard for the resale of SunGard's line of Managed Services and Recovery Services offerings. Allstream is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on Allstream's products and solutions, please visit

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 data center 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.

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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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