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SunGard to expand business continuity site

DISASTER RECOVERY

WAYNE, PENNSYLVANIA -- SunGard Availability Services, an operating group of US-based IT integration company SunGard, said in September it would expand its business continuity centre in Carlstadt, New Jersey by 30% with the development of a new 100,000 square foot facility. The company expects the centre to be completed in the second quarter of 2003, at a cost of over $50 million.

The expanded centre will support more than 1,000 end-user recovery positions and 2,000 square feet dedicated to high availability services including secure infrastructure, fully furnished offices, uninterruptible power supply units and 24-hour security monitoring.

"One of the lessons learned from September 11 was the need to keep people and information connected. With today’s technology you can get your information to a recovery facility faster than you can get your people there. With the right strategy in place, you can have your systems configured, your data restored and the facility ready to go by the time your employees arrive, ready to work," said SunGard Availability Services chief executive officer, Jim Simmons.

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