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July 11, 2011

DocuSign Opts for SunGard Availability Services

DocuSign, a major player in electronic signature technology, has selected hosting and managed network services from SunGard to enhance the security and reliability of the company's global network.

"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, in a press release. “We are confident that we can help DocuSign realize these same benefits as a SunGard customer.”

Company officials at DocuSign said the company will utilize one of SunGard's data center facilities to accommodate its rapid growth.

SunGard's colocation services, Internet and private fiber network, and highly secure PCI (News - Alert) DSS-compliant facility, along with EMC's infrastructure storage equipment for its third data center, will help DocuSign meet its set targets.

DocuSign, with the help of SunGard’s broad footprint of 35 data centers, will be positioned to expand its global network to meet the electronic document and signature management needs of customers around the world.

It can accomplish its goal without incurring the capital and operating expenses of building and running its own data centers.

"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," said Grant Peterson, chief technology officer at DocuSign.

Once the new data center is in operation, DocuSign will have three geographically dispersed SSAE 16 Type II data centers.

These data centers will help DocuSign provide the most secure and scalable global electronic signature network available.

SunGard's security rules, policies and practices within its data centers will further help DocuSign to maintain its commitment to providing customers with the easiest, fastest, most secure way to send, sign, track and store documents in the cloud.

In related news, Mumboe has announced the native integration of DocuSign, the world's leading e-signature solution, into our web-based Contract Management application.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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