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Simon Withers

VP, Global Cloud Product, SunGard

Simon has now spent over 23 years in IT, having spent the last 15 years with SunGard Availability Services. Simon joined SunGard in 1998 where he worked within operations. Simon then changed roles two years later, and was one of the original members of the team who founded the Web Hosting division of the business, now known as Managed Services.

Simon has provided pre-sales, post-sales, solution architecture design and product management for both production and Web hosting. He is also credited with the launch and development of SunGard’s CWP (Continuous Web Presence), EAS (Email Availability Services) and Managed Server Replication services. More recently Simon has been focused on SunGard’s private and public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings that form SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud Services (managed cloud).

Simon has a plethora of experience in Internet, Systems, Storage, Virtualisation and Security technologies which informs his current focus on the future service development and global strategy of SunGard’s Cloud Services. Simon regularly presents on future and emerging technologies and concepts. His recent engagements have addressed Cloud Computing, Storage as a Service, High Availability and ‘Always-on’ computing.


  Cloud: An Evolution, Not a Revolution - Presented by SunGard Availability Services

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