InformationWeek: How regularly do you consider startups? Why?
MacFadden: I don't eliminate them from my list. It's where a lot of innovative ideas come from. We push the envelope, and traditional approaches don't always meet our needs.
InformationWeek: How did you find out about Revivio?
MacFadden: We found out from someone I knew in the industry. It was word of mouth in the financial-services industry.
InformationWeek: What state is SunGard's own business-continuity process in?
MacFadden: We've got a mature business-continuity environment. It's very gross, duplicating a lot of storage across multiple places, and we threw money at the problem with mirrored sites. Our main sites are in Waltham, Mass., and Hopkins, Minn. We're talking tens of millions of dollars.
InformationWeek: What do you hope to get out of Revivio's appliances?
MacFadden: At a minimum, it decreases our risk from data corruption. It should be a much more precise tool than what we've had before. In addition, it should help us decrease costs in the long term between the two data centers, in communications and storage.
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