Press Release

EtQ Introduces Clustering Technology to Speed Performance, Create High-Availability

FARMINGDALE, NY (05-15-08): EtQ has introduced clustering as a technology option for EtQ Reliance Quality Management system, designed to provide enhanced performance and high-availability within the EtQ application environment.

Clustering is the is the ability to interconnect multiple servers and application environments, either to enhance performance or to serve as redundancies in the event of a single or multiple system failure. Typically, clustering is used to combine multiple computers to work closely together to act as a single computer, either to improve the overall computing power, or as a redundancy for any system failures. EtQ provides clustering environments for both of these purposes.

Performance Clustering with EtQ enables multiple computers to effectively balance the computing load across multiple application environments. Using clustering enables a large organization with many users to optimize the performance capabilities of EtQ Reliance, especially when many thousands of tasks are executed per second.

High-Availability Clustering with EtQ provides redundant, real-time instances of the EtQ Reliance environment to act as a fail-over in the event of a system crash or unforeseeable system failures. This type of clustering is most beneficial for customers handling critical and/or time-sensitive data; it also provides a seamless method to continue using EtQ Reliance, even if one or more servers fail.

"We at EtQ are always looking to provide as many options as possible with respect to technology," says Morgan Palmer, Chief Technology Officer at EtQ. "Not only is EtQ Reliance robust enough to handle multiple tasks, and is benchmarked to the highest degree, we want to provide our customers with the technology to do more, if they choose." Morgan goes on to say that EtQ is constantly researching leading edge technologies, and looking for new ways to incorporate relevant features into the product. "Innovation is one of the key drivers for EtQ, and we are always looking to push the envelope further and further with the technology."

Clustering is just one of the many technological advancements available with EtQ's robust line of integrated applications for Quality, Compliance or Environmental, Health and Safety Management. As with all of EtQ's applications, the integrated set of modules enables users to link Quality related events to enterprise, automate all procedures related to Quality and Compliance, and collaborate throughout the organization, in real-time.

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management Software for identifying, mitigating, and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation, and collaboration. EtQ uses best-in-class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include: Document Control, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), Audit Software, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting, and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world-class flexible workflow, collaborative platform, EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as; cGxP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, AS 9001, TL 9000, OHSAS 18001, RoHS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HACCP, SQF and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over 15 years.

For more information about EtQ, please visit www.etq.com, or to schedule a virtual demo, contact EtQ Inc., at 800-354-4476 or 516-293-0949, or e-mail us at info@etq.com.

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Brenda Percy
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