Sun and SunGard Introduce Disaster Recovery Managed Services

5/17/2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and SunGard Availability Services, an operating group of SunGard (NYSE: SDS) announced new Sun(sm) Disaster Recovery Managed Services that will give more small- and medium-sized companies better assurance of getting mission-critical data and operations back online quickly in a variety of disaster scenarios. Building on Sun's range of flexible managed services, this new offering will provide a wide variety of services and technologies that help customers architect, implement and manage a complete disaster recovery solution that is easier and more cost-effective to deploy.

"It's simple math. If your network is down, you're losing money, and that can put a small-mid sized company out of business pretty darn fast," said Scott McNealy, chairman and CEO of Sun. "The Sun and SunGard solution ensures that the network is available anytime, anywhere, anyplace." Under the new offering, the two firms are streamlining access to SunGard Availability Services' complete portfolio of information availability services, including business continuity and professional services all offered through Sun. This virtual "one-stop" shopping is designed to reduce the costs of engagement and simplify the delivery of the complete disaster recovery solution. Leveraging Sun's flexible managed services approach to IT sourcing that gives more choice and control to customers than traditional IT sourcing models, the new offering includes tailored services and expertise through Sun and its partners. "This partnership is a natural fit. Now, Sun can provide SunGard Availability Services' portfolio of information availability products directly to its customers," said Cristbal I. Conde, President and CEO of SunGard. Key elements of Sun Disaster Recovery Managed Services include:

The new services will be delivered by SunGard, whose SunTone(sm) certification provides a quality "seal of approval," confirming that its services meet stringent scalability, availability, reliability and performance standards set by Sun Microsystems. The new services are available now in North America, with plans to expand availability to other regions in the coming months. For more information, please visit

About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services is the pioneer and leading provider of information availability services, helping to ensure that more than 10,000 clients in North America and Europe have access to their business-critical information systems. With over three million square feet of hardened facilities, SunGard offers a complete range of information availability services for more than 30 technology platforms, from 48-hour disaster recovery hotsites to always-on, high-availability infrastructure, co-location and electronic vaulting services. SunGard also provides technology and systems management services for application and data center outsourcing, as well as business continuity consulting services and planning software. For more information about SunGard Availability Services, visit or call 1-800-523-4970.

About SunGard
SunGard is a global leader in integrated software and processing solutions, primarily for financial services. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. SunGard serves more than 20,000 customers in more than 50 countries, including the world's 50 largest financial services companies. SunGard (NYSE:SDS) is a member of the S&P 500 and has annual revenue of $3 billion Visit SunGard at

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo and The Network is the Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SunGard and the SunGard logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.

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