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 Quality, EHS, Operational Risk and Compliance management software provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. At the core of EtQ’s framework is a compliance management platform that enables organizations to implement best-in-class compliance processes configured to meet their existing processes, create new compliance processes and automate and control their compliance ecosystem. EtQ’s product lineup includes Reliance™ for enterprise organizations and Verse Solutions™ for mid-sized businesses. EtQ was founded in 1992 and has main offices located in the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about EtQ and its various product offerings, visit www.etq.com or blog.etq.com.

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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