Summit Information Systems, a business unit of Fiserv, a provider of information management systems and services, has announced that it has established a data centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is negotiating for a second data centre to be located in Toronto by the end of 2007.
The data centers are part of Summit’s growing infrastructure to support service bureau and resource management delivery of iSpectrum, the only banking system built with 21st century Internet standards exclusively for Canadian credit unions. The technology and design of iSpectrum offers a level of performance, flexible functionality and efficiency previously unavailable to Canadian credit unions using service bureau delivery for their core processing.
With redundant hardware, the Summit Vancouver data centre has no single point of failure for supporting 24/7 operations and can offer Summit service bureau clients maximum system availability. The data centre is co-located with Bell Canada and taps directly into the main Internet pipeline for Western Canada, delivering the fastest, most reliable service available. Fiber optic connectivity ensures unparalleled speed, immunity to electrical interference, and increased data security. The Toronto data centre will function as the real-time backup and recovery facility for all Summit service bureau and resource management clients. By locating data centers in different geographic regions, the Summit service bureau infrastructure provides additional system redundancy and uninterrupted service.