ComplianceEase Standardizes on Fujitsu to Improve Reliability of Hosted Service
- ETERNUS Storage Solutions and Fujitsu's Enterprise Class Servers Ensure Highly Reliable, High Performance Platform for Industry-Leading Risk Management Solutions -
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2008) - Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced that ComplianceEase, a division of LogicEase Solutions Inc., has standardized on a Fujitsu ETERNUS(R) storage area network (SAN) and Fujitsu SPARC(R)-based servers running the Solaris(TM) operating system to power its industry-leading risk management platform, including ComplianceAnalyzer(R), a hosted web-based automated compliance solution for the financial services industry. With Fujitsu, ComplianceEase(R) now enjoys unmatched support from the Fujitsu Customer Services team, and has further augmented the level of performance and reliability demanded by its annual SAS70 audit.
Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, ComplianceEase serves the mortgage industry with a patented, web-based automated solution that uses advanced reasoning and decisioning technologies as well as natural language processing to review residential mortgages for regulatory compliance in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost of traditional approaches. The company's success is directly tied to the performance and reliability of its IT systems.
"We needed to upgrade our systems with the most current technology for better performance, reliability and security, and with our annual SAS70 Type II audit of internal controls on the horizon, the timing was ideal," said Jason Roth, SVP Product Development & Engineering at ComplianceEase, referring to the third-party assurance certificate program developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to audit the operational controls of financial services firms. "With the server upgrade and the successful conclusion of our annual SAS 70 Type II examination we highlight our commitment to the establishment and maintenance of appropriate controls over our processes to help us ensure the highest standards of quality, security and reliability for our clients."
Roth added, "We looked at several vendors, but when we looked at the value that Fujitsu offered, both in terms of features and costs, and the company's reputation for reliability and excellent service, our choice became clear. Fujitsu exceeded our expectations with a knowledgeable and efficient customer services team that assisted with the deployment and completed the project on time and under budget."
ComplianceEase now has the capability to store approximately 2TB of data on a Fujitsu ETERNUS4000 Model 300 SAN, which features redundant controllers for high reliability. A second ETERNUS4000 Model 100 was purchased for their disaster recovery center. The company has also deployed 10 Fujitsu SPARC(R)-based servers running the Solaris(TM) operating system, six in production and four in the disaster recovery center. Key applications running on the servers include Oracle(R), Apache Web server, and a custom Java-based J2EE application. In the production environment, the company uses two Fujitsu SPARC(R)-based servers running the Solaris(TM) operating system for each of the application, database, and web server tiers. With Fujitsu, ComplianceEase estimates that its performance has increased by at least 50 percent compared to its previous infrastructure.
The Fujitsu Customer Services team delivered the implementation and training services for the ETERNUS SAN, and helped ComplianceEase install the equipment in its disaster recovery center. Fujitsu used its lab to stage and test the second ETERNUS SAN and the additional SPARC(R)-based servers running the Solaris(TM) operating system, and then sent the hardware to ComplianceEase's disaster recovery center, where Fujitsu field engineers installed and retested the system and turned it over to ComplianceEase.
"For a hosted service such as ComplianceAnalyzer, success depends on a highly reliable, high performance infrastructure that can continue to quickly scale without the fear of service interruption," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president of marketing at Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. "The high performance, reliability, availability, and flexibility of the Fujitsu ETERNUS SAN and Fujitsu SPARC(R)-based servers running the Solaris(TM) operating system ensure smooth, steady, and trouble-free growth for ComplianceEase and its customers."
ComplianceEase, a division of LogicEase Solutions Inc., headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a premier provider of intelligent business solutions to the financial services industry. ComplianceEase's web-based platform, ComplianceAnalyzer, is the mortgage industry's leading automated compliance solution. The ComplianceEase expert system utilizes advanced reasoning and decisioning technologies as well as natural language processing to power beginning-to-end solutions in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost of traditional approaches, while providing high levels of accuracy and integrity. ComplianceEase's significant and growing client base includes top tier mortgage lenders, banks, and Wall Street firms. The company is managed by a team of highly experienced and innovative mortgage professionals, and is funded by the First American Corporation, the WI Harper Group, and the senior management team. For more information about ComplianceEase, please visit www.ComplianceEase.com.
About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE(R) strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.
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