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SunGard Availability Services expands into India

SunGard Availability Services has announced its expansion into India with two new dedicated workplace recovery facilities. The opening of the new centers follows the signing of a dedicated workplace recovery contract with a major international bank, and aims to meet the demand from international businesses for high levels of resilience for their key operations, whereby mission-critical, off-shore or outsourced business processes are protected according to business value, not just location.

The Workplace Recovery centers are located in Thane, near Mumbai, and Noida, near New Delhi.

Built to the latest design standards, the facility at Noida will offer over 400 workplace recovery positions and is ideally placed to serve businesses in Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. The Thane operation provides 243 seats and is well positioned to provide recovery capabilities to companies west of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, as well as those in Navi Mumbai and the new business districts developing near the airport at Santacruz and Bandra Kurla.

Both facilities provide the option for future phases of development in line with industry requirements.

SunGard Availability Services has a significant presence within India through a 250-strong team of dedicated professionals, including software development support for SunGard’s business continuity management software.

To head up Indian operations, SunGard has appointed Balachander Vasireddi as general manager for India. Vasireddi brings over 25 years’ experience to SunGard, working in various customer-facing leadership roles within the IT industry, both in India and the US, including responsibility for managing hundreds of staff across globally dispersed service delivery teams. Vasireddi’s career also includes successful periods with businesses including Sun Microsystems and Marimba (now part of BMC), along with USi, where he started and grew its India Operations Center to a 600+ member team over five years.


•Date: 21st July 2011 • Region: India •Type: Article • Topic: Recovery facilities

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