(The Hosting News) – SunGard Availability Services announced today that DocuSign®, the global leader in electronic signature technology, has selected hosting and managed network services from SunGard to further enhance the security and reliability of the company’s global network. DocuSign will utilize one of SunGard’s data center facilities to accommodate the company’s rapid growth.
DocuSign will leverage SunGard’s colocation services, Internet and private fiber network, and highly secure, PCI DSS-compliant facility along with EMC’s infrastructure storage equipment for its third data center. With SunGard’s broad footprint of 35 data centers, DocuSign is well-positioned to expand its global network to meet the electronic document and signature management needs of customers around the world, without incurring the capital and operating expenses of building and running its own data centers.
“We are proud of our track record of 99.99 percent availability,” said Grant Peterson, chief technology officer at DocuSign. “Tripling our configuration will enable us to continue delivering the high level of security and reliability DocuSign customers have come to expect of us as we continue to grow rapidly. SunGard has proven to be a valuable partner, working to understand our business and designing a resilient, highly available solution to address our specific needs.”
Once the new data center is in operation, DocuSign will have three geographically dispersed SSAE 16 Type II data centers providing the most secure and scalable global electronic signature network available. DocuSign sets itself apart in the industry segment by having a SSAE 16 Type II tested solution—which extends testing beyond the data center level to include the network, practices, policies and procedures of the entire organization. As a result, DocuSign has passed 100% of security audits with its Fortune 500 customers and the largest financial services institutions. SunGard’s security rules, policies and practices within its data centers are important to DocuSign, helping the company maintain its commitment to providing customers with the easiest, fastest, most secure way to send, sign, track and store documents in the cloud.
“Signing a customer like DocuSign further demonstrates the return we are seeing in our investment in the quality of our data centers,” said Michael Beck, senior vice president and general manager, Managed Services at SunGard Availability Services. “Our customers have indicated how our process-oriented delivery team brings great value by helping ensure their critical infrastructure is always on, keeping customers’ businesses in business. We are confident that we can help DocuSign realize these same benefits as a SunGard customer.”
About DocuSign, Inc.
DocuSign® transforms how people work, live and connect by providing the freedom to finish business faster on the world’s most trusted electronic signature network. Accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device, the DocuSign Global Networkconnects companies to their customers, partners, suppliers and employees where they can transact business with confidence. Customers of all sizes solve their paper problems by easily replacing manual, paper-based methods to decrease contract cycle times, reduce costs, improve visibility and control, and enhance customer satisfaction. DocuSign helps the world work better with the easiest, fastest, most secure way to send, sign, track and store documents in the cloud. For more information, visit www.docusign.com or call (866) 219-4318. Subscribe to the DocuSign blog at www.docusign.com/blog and follow DocuSign on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About SunGard Availability Services
SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to more than 9,000 customers in North America and Europe. With approximately 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.
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 of about $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 434 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. Look for us wherever the mission is critical. For more information, visit www.sungard.com.
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