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SunGard Availability Services Powers Advanced Energy With SAP(R) Software Environment in the Cloud


October 22, 2013 - Wayne, PA

SunGard Availability Services, a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, announced today it has completed the full migration of Advanced Energy's SAP® software landscape to the sungard Availability Services enterprise cloud environment.

Advanced Energy (AE) is a global leader in power conversion solutions used in thin-film plasma manufacturing processes and solar energy generation. Founded in 1981, AE pursues profitable positions in new markets through strategic relationships and through proprietary development of core technologies that further strengthen the company's position in process-critical, highly scalable patented technologies.

With the completion of this migration, Advanced Energy has seen a 30 percent performance improvement on sungard's cloud platform, as well as a high availability disaster recovery solution that exceeds its four-hour service level requirement. For AE, this is a critical Sarbanes--Oxley compliance requirement while ensuring minimal disruption to their global operations.

"We needed a partner willing to provide the leadership and expertise to help us make our transition from a traditional hardware infrastructure to a hybrid IT environment, and sungard Availability Services' expertise in providing high performance environments for mission critical applications was exactly what we were looking for," said Rajeev Ankireddypalli, Chief Information Officer, Advanced Energy, Inc. "We selected SunGard Availability Services in order to gain the flexibility our mid-sized company needed to reach our IT end goals and to meet specific cost targets, all while delivering a forward-thinking approach."

sungard Availability Services provides full support for 13 different SAP® software landscapes supporting all AE processes within a private cloud environment along with disaster recovery, providing a four hour Recovery Time Objective (RTO). Core SAP® software applications are used for managing the company's human resources, product life-cycle management, sales, services, global manufacturing, operations, trade compliance, risk compliance, internal and external portals and finance and cost accounting.

"sungard Availability Services understands the flexibility companies like Advanced Energy require to meet their growing IT needs, and we provide tailored availability solutions that can scale up or down to adjust to constantly changing conditions," said Jack Dziak, executive vice president and general manager of Managed Services, SunGard Availability Services. "The breadth of knowledge and experience we bring to each customer is fundamental to our success, and we are pleased to partner with Advanced Energy to support their SAP® expansion and migration to the cloud."

For more information about sungard Availability Services or to find out how other leading organizations use SunGard Availability Services to keep operations available, visit www.sungardas.com.

About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy is a global leader in reliable power conversion solutions used in thin-film plasma manufacturing processes and solar energy generation. Founded in 1981, Advanced Energy is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, with dedicated support and service locations around the world. For more information, go to www.advanced-energy.com.

About SunGard Availability Services
sungard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With approximately five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard Availability Services helps customers improve the resilience of their mission critical systems by designing, implementing and managing cost-effective solutions using people, process and technology to address enterprise IT availability needs. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About SunGard
sungard is one of the world's leading software and technology services companies. SunGard serves approximately 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries and has approximately 17,000 employees. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue of over $4.0 billion, SunGard is one of the largest privately held IT software and services companies. For more information, please visit www.sungard.com.

Trademark Information: sungard and SunGard logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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Christine Nurnberger
Vice President, Marketing
sungard Availability Services
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Jordan Rittenberry
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