SunGard Case Study Infinity


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Infinity is part of SunGard Availability Services’ sister company, SunGard Financial Systems, which provides software and IT services to institutions across the financial services industry. Its systems support the accounting and management of more than $25 trillion in invested assets, and process more than five million trades each day. Infinity provides the technology upon which their customers’ SaaS solutions are hosted.

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SunGard Case Study Infinity

  1. 1. INFINITY AVAILABILITY SERVICES Infinity – Cloud brings growth CASE STudY opportunities “We continually strive to Business problem offer our customers the Infinity required an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider that could ensure continuous uptime and the secure storage of its customers’ highly best solutions possible and sensitive data to assist with compliance to European data regulations. our information technology Solutioninfrastructure plays a crucial SunGard Availability Services’ fully-managed, enterprise-class private role in making this happen. cloud-based IaaS. We needed a provider that Business benefits could deliver the security, Infinity now has a resilient, secure and scalable infrastructure from which resilience and uptime for its platform and all of its Software as a Service (SaaS) customers can operate. our back-end infrastructure Infinity is part of SunGard Availability Services’ sister that our clients expect.” company, SunGard Financial Systems, which provides Mats Lillienberg chief technology officer software and IT services to institutions across the Infinity financial services industry. Its systems support the accounting and management of more than $25 trillion in invested assets, and process more than five million trades each day. Infinity provides the technology upon which their customers’ SaaS solutions are hosted.
  2. 2. INFINITY Infinity – Cloud brings growth opportunities CASE STudY 2Some of Infinity’s new SaaS customers are based in Europe, “The financial argument for investing inincluding the UK. As a consequence, these Europeancustomers require assurance that the Infinity platform a private enterprise-cloud model wasadheres to data governance regulations, such as the EU very persuasive. We have saved a hugeData Directive, which states that all European data mustbe stored within Europe. Previously, Infinity’s entire data amount of money compared to whatcentre infrastructure was located in the USA, therefore it this would have cost to do in-house.”was necessary to find an IaaS provider whose service was Mats Lillienbergable to support EU regulatory compliance and also had chief technology officerthe scale, flexibility and resilience to manage the continual Infinitygrowth in demand for Infinity’s platform services.Infinity recognised that, with businesses becoming SunGard’s enterprise-class private cloud service model isincreasingly concerned with the security of their outsourced able to manage the ever-changing amounts of processingdata, they needed to provide their SaaS customers with power needed to support Infinity’s customers’ day-to-daya solution that would deliver greater transparency and transactions. As its business continues to grow, Infinitycontrol of data. Therefore, SunGard’s enterprise-class remains flexible in a highly competitive marketplace withprivate cloud approach to back-end infrastructure was access to scalable compute, storage, security, network anda very attractive proposition. internet protocol (IP) services.Along with security and compliance, it was also important SunGard’s cloud-based IaaS helps enable Infinity tofor Infinity to source a service that did not require a significant present its customers with a highly resilient and securecapital investment and would be cost-efficient given the platform. The ability to leverage the cloud to providecurrent financial climate. SaaS solutions to all European customers has helped to increase Infinity’s competitive edge and target market. Given the sensitive nature of the data processed Importantly, Infinity can now offer its customers the assurance by Infinity’s financial that European data regulations can be met as its cloud services customers, it is infrastructure is physically hosted inside Europe. Compliance essential that Infinity can to European data storage regulations ensures that Infinity can verify its private cloud continue to support the growth of its existing customer base infrastructure’s security and provides a solid platform as Infinity looks to expand into and resilience can match its European markets. customer’s own exacting By selecting SunGard’s enterprise-class private cloud standards. Infinity chose service, Infinity has increased its agility and scalability, SunGard’s private cloud able to grow its infrastructure capabilities in response to service as it offers high demand. This plays a significant role in enabling Infinity to availability and resilient maintain its competitive edge in an increasingly fast-moving connectivity as standard. marketplace. Mats Lillienberg, chief technology officer forSunGard’s enterprise-class data centre infrastructure Infinity, comments, “We recognised that in order for ouris well recognised as part of five decades of heritage customers to be able to utilise true cloud-based, SaaS solutionsin Information Availability. while minimising their operational risk, we needed to re-assureThe level of upfront investment required was another key them that we had the secure cloud infrastructure in placeconsideration for Infinity. Not only was SunGard’s cloud to protect their data at all times. Now, thanks to SunGardoffering competitively priced, its OpEx model eradicated Availability Services’ private cloud offering, we are able tothe need for Infinity to expend capital purchasing their offer fully scalable, secure, high performance computing.”own IT infrastructure and hiring additional staff. Instead,SunGard’s private cloud service supplied all the necessaryhardware and a team of technical specialists, available 24hours a day, 365 days a year, to maintain the data centre. united Kingdom & European Head Office, 12-13 Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane West, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7BW 0800 143 413© 2010 SunGard Availability Services (UK) LimitedSunGard and the SunGard logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in theUS and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. V1:07/10