DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announces the successful relocation of the company's primary data center to Latisys-Chicago in Oakbrook, Illinois. This Tier III data center offers world-class physical security, power availability, infrastructure flexibility and growth capacity. Latisys-Chicago is SAS 70 Type II certified.
Jeff Wagner, Textura CTO, stated, "Latisys is the newest and one of the largest Tier III data centers in North America. Textura is continually looking for ways to enhance our service levels. This move represents one of many steps we have taken recently towards improving our infrastructure. We know our applications are critical to our client's operations. Clients can rest assured that Textura's applications are available when they need them and that their data is secure."
Patrick Allin, Textura CEO, stated, "Over the last five years our applications have been down for less than four hours in total; that is over 99.99% availability. This data center relocation took place after careful planning and in a staged manner to ensure client operations were not disrupted. Latisys represents even better service for our clients in the future. This move allows us to increase our focus on expansion, performance and meeting the increased demand for Textura's suite of applications."
Explaining further on the client benefits of the new data center, Jeff explained, "The new data center is fully managed and monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It offers more advanced redundancy for all aspects of data center operations, multi-carrier connectivity and is located on a separate power grid. Advanced data replication technology ensures customer data is protected. Clients should not perceive any change as a result of this transition but it does enable greater capabilities for the future."
Textura's secondary data center site is located in Textura's headquarters. It is fully owned and managed by Textura to provide an added layer of redundancy for Textura's applications in disaster recovery scenarios.
Founded in 2004, Textura has developed the only robust collaborative industry solutions for construction payment management, Textura—CPM, and for pre-qualification management, Textura—PQM.
Textura—CPM electronically integrates all construction payment management process components – billing, lien waiver collection, statutory declaration collection, sub-tier waivers, compliance management, and payments – into one seamless work flow. CPM helps contractors and others involved in construction projects realize significant efficiency benefits from automation and streamlining; and, risk reduction from improved control and visibility.
Textura—PQM automates the entire pre-qualification process for everyone by facilitating the electronic submission, review, approval and updating of all pre-qualification documents. PQM's online data management system speeds the pre-qualification process by allowing subcontractors to enter their information one-time into a database which can then produce tailored pre-qualification forms that provide specific information required by individual general contractors. PQM provides contractors with dramatic efficiency benefits and a foundation for better information and decision-making. PQM supports MWBE programs. Please visit our website at www.texturacorp.com.
SOURCE Textura Corporation