SunGard Availability Services has announced a partnership with Regus to significantly expand its Workplace Recovery presence across the globe. The deal is comparable to growing SunGard’s portfolio of workplace facilities by 2,000 percent.
Under the terms of the agreement, customers can now access SunGard’s heritage and experience in multi-layered Workplace Recovery solutions in combination with Regus’ unparalleled network of almost 1,300 business centers located in more than 550 cities across 97 countries. SunGard manages the contract so customers need only to call one number to invoke the service in time of need.
The new SunGard Workplace Restart with Regus service provides clusters of business centers in which to recover at time of disaster. Recovery suites are equipped with desks and phones, offering internet bandwidth, as well as access to fax machines and copiers. Plus, the centers offer the availability of business lounges, meeting rooms and fully equipped conference facilities on a pay-as-you-need basis.
Regus’ impressive geographic spread provides an ideal balance to SunGard’s purpose-built Workplace Recovery facilities, offering SunGard customers the opportunity to extend their recovery options to new locations – or to greater numbers of their existing workforce.
Changing working patterns, the global economic downturn, social unrest and other disruptions, combined with regulatory pressures and governance frameworks, such as the recent introduction of the business continuity standard ISO 22301, has placed resilience at the top of the business agenda. Organizations worldwide are now under more pressure than ever to ensure they can return to business as usual as quickly as possible and staff productivity is a vital part of the solution.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with SunGard: Key players in the Information Availability market,” said Mark Dixon CEO, Regus. “More than a million people rely on Regus every day—to work, to meet, to collaborate, to do business. Such is the breadth and depth of our global network of business center locations that we are in a position to complement SunGard’s workplace recovery experience on a truly global scale.”
“In every sector, downtime can be hugely damaging so being able to remain up and running, no matter what, is a must. With businesses increasingly looking to take advantage of opportunities in emerging markets we are seeing greater need for global recovery solutions,” comments Keith Tilley, Managing Director UK & Executive Vice President Europe, SunGard Availability Services. “This agreement with Regus, the leader in flexible workspace provision, has expanded the scope of SunGard recovery locations from nearly 60 to 1,300. This has extended and enhanced our global resilience offering and provided a new avenue of flexible business continuity solutions for our customers.”