Global scaling through a web-based interface combining NICE EnginFrame and Fujitsu SynfiniWay

Toulouse, France, and Cortanze, Italy, (PresseBox) - Fujitsu Systems Europe and NICE srl (Italy) today announced a joint technology solution for distributed computing and data environments that combines Fujitsu's SynfiniWay, an innovative service-oriented IT framework, with the EnginFrame Grid portal from NICE, a leading edge lightweight client web interface for HPC and compute intensive applications. This solution allows users to scale their activities across a global infrastructure, working through a customer-oriented browser interface on their desktop.

SynfiniWay provides a virtualized IT framework that removes the complexity associated with accessing dispersed and heterogeneous computational resources and data stores. Based on standards-compliant technologies, EnginFrame Grid Portal allows end-users anywhere to simply and effectively exploit the resources made accessible by SynfiniWay through an intuitive Web browser interface. This interface can be delivered with a host of customizable features, tailored to suit specific business needs and access rights.

For IT Managers who continually need to deliver top performance with finite compute resources this means that the joint EnginFrame and SynfiniWay solution offers further benefits, namely the ability to unlock the value of current distributed compute power and the number of accessible applications without adding more systems. SynfiniWay contains an advanced workflow engine to automate any user process. Orchestration of workflow tasks across the global framework is managed by the built-in meta-scheduler. Users connecting to the framework through EnginFrame will now be able to run workflows rather than just single jobs, and utilize the entire global resources for higher throughput.

Welcoming NICE into the Fujitsu SynfiniWay application enabling program, Naoya Tamura, CEO of Fujitsu Systems Europe, said: "SynfiniWay helps solve the escalating IT complexity confronting organizations dealing with increasing scale, from externalization of compute resource to offshore engineering and the extended enterprise. EnginFrame is a key component in the solution stack that allows end-users to fully benefit from this increased scale through the usability and flexibility of a best-of-breed Web-based interface."

Commenting on the service offering Beppe Ugolotti, CEO of NICE said "NICE has a track record of delivering creative, flexible solutions for compute-intensive environments and problems across many sectors. By combining Fujitsu SynfiniWay with NICE EnginFrame we can now deliver customers an even more effective solution to enhance user productivity by extending the scope and power of their IT systems."

About NICE

The NICE EnginFrame Grid Portal provides an efficient infrastructure to put Grid-empowered applications on your corporate Intranet/Internet. Application interfaces can be tailored to the specific users' skills or access rights. Users can therefore access and control their computing and engineering resources via an intuitive, standards compliant Web interface, virtually from anywhere using a standard Web browser.

NICE EnginFrame - the first commercially supported Grid Portal - has a proven track record of successful production deployments in HPC/Grid environments like Oil & Gas, Finance, Life Science, Industrial manufacturing, Electronics, Telecommunications and Research.For more information, please see: http://www.nice-software.com

About Fujitsu Systems Europe

Fujitsu Systems Europe is a strategic member of the Fujitsu Group, developing and supporting world-wide the SynfiniWay software - the industrialized service-oriented IT framework for technical computing. SynfiniWay is a complete framework for global scaling of enterprise processes, featuring global resource virtualization, workflow management, meta-scheduling and implicit data movement. Our services, founded on dedicated expertise in technical and engineering computing, include the audit, design and deployment of SynfiniWay-based solutions for leading enterprises in automotive and aerospace, energy and oil markets, as well as outsourced compute centres.For more information, please see:ttp://uk.fujitsu.com/synfiniway

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

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