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Cycle30 Selects SunGard Enterprise Cloud Solution to Run Billing Services for Telecom, Cable and Utility Operators

WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cycle30, a subsidiary of GCI, Alaska's largest telecommunications and cable provider (NASDAQ:GNCMA), has selected the enterprise-grade cloud platform from SunGard Availability Services to launch its billing services for telecom, cable and utility operators in North America. By working with SunGard, Cycle30 is able to simplify its overall IT infrastructure and quickly deliver cloud-based, order-to-cash services that integrate ordering, provisioning, billing and back-office revenue systems.

Cycle30 is utilizing SunGard's Enterprise Cloud Services and a dedicated hosted environment to securely deliver scalable and reliable billing services to its customers. The SunGard offering includes both cloud-based and dedicated managed environments with high levels of availability and security. The solution is managed out of SunGard datacenters in Colorado and Pennsylvania, with a failover site in Arizona.

"We were compelled by how well SunGard fit our needs for application availability in the cloud," said Jim Dunlap, president of Cycle30. "We have achieved a secure and flexible infrastructure at both a fixed and predictable variable cost, helping us serve our customers better while enabling us to grow quickly."

"Billing systems are business-critical applications that demand an enterprise-grade infrastructure along with the flexibility for fast provisioning of new customers and services," said Rahul Bakshi, VP of Product Management & Solution Design at SunGard Availability Services. "SunGard's enterprise cloud services help Cycle30 drive innovation that improves on traditional billing system models by delivering billing via a cloud-based environment, helping multiple customers increase operational efficiency and competitive agility with the same hosted infrastructure."

SunGard's Enterprise Cloud Services provide secure enterprise-grade, on-demand and virtualized infrastructure with multiple layers of data protection for application availability. Customers also benefit from access to a portfolio of managed hosting, storage and recovery services for physical and virtual environments.

To learn more about the benefits and challenges that cloud computing brings to an organization, download SunGard Availability Services' free white paper, "Cloud Computing: Resiliency is the Key to Success."

About Cycle30

Cycle30, Inc., a GCI company based in Seattle, Wash., provides billing services in North America. The company's offering covers all order-to-cash systems required by converged telecom, cable and utility providers. Cycle30 has helped transform GCI from a multi-product carrier of various services to a truly converged provider of bundled, high-value telecom services, consolidating its billing systems, and increasing operational efficiency and competitive agility. For more information, visit www.cycle30.com.

About SunGard Availability Services

SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to 10,000 customers in North America and Europe. With five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard assists IT organizations across virtually all industry and government sectors to prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime. 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.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world's leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves 25,000 customers in 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher 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 exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 380 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. For more information, visit www.sungard.com

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Source: SunGard Availability Services

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