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Instem Announces Shanghai-Based Data Center for Asia-Pacific Provantis Clients

Instem Partners with Datapipe, Global Leader in Remote Systems Management

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA - (BUSINESS WIRE) –June 3, 2010 - - Instem, a leading provider of early drug development software solutions, announced today it has signed a collaborative agreement with Datapipe®, a global provider of managed and hosted IT services. Under the agreement Datapipe will deliver managed hosting services from its Shanghai Data Center to support Instem’s offerings in the Asia-Pacific preclinical market.

For Asia-Pacific organizations seeking to reduce costs and the complexity of their on-site technical footprint, Instem will now offer a localized online access point to its Provantis® preclinical application. Datapipe’s Shanghai-based facility meets the highest standards for reliability, security and redundancy and is managed by experienced Datapipe staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Strategically located in PuDong, this purpose built data center features a state-of-the-art network, power and environmental infrastructure that will ensure Provantis is fast, secure and monitored every moment of every day. Instem will be able to offer 100% up-time availability through Datapipe’s multiple redundant network connections and a redundant router and switch configuration. The facility is ISO 9001 and SunTone™ certified.

“As interest grows in this region for using Provantis over the Internet, having a strong partner operating the data center is vital,” comments Penny Stockley, General Manager of Instem Shanghai. “Of course connectivity and performance is important, but clients now can have peace of mind by knowing their data is protected in an environment more secure than they could ensure themselves. We are looking forward to giving tours of this facility and know all of our clients will be very impressed.”

This additional service follows other significant investments made by Instem in Asia, including the establishment of a regional office in Shanghai, recruitment of local staff and the localization of the Provantis software product.

Datapipe provides hosted application management services around the world and is a recognized leader for its dedication to stability, security and connectivity. Winning numerous awards for reliability and technical innovation, Datapipe offers best-in-class service to organizations running business critical applications across multiple high profile industries.

Using Instem’s hosted remote delivery model offers simpler, more cost effective ways to provide software functionality, maintenance, and support over the Internet. Clients have complete in-application access to their data just as if their software was deployed on-site, yet they no longer require additional hardware or dedicated resources. Removing the need for on-site software ensures clients can access the latest major releases of Provantis without the delays and costs sometimes involved with site-based installations.
Instem’s turn-key subscription includes all 3rd party licenses such as Oracle and SAS, along with training, maintenance and unlimited local help desk support.

Since 2005, Instem has offered the hosted remote delivery model to the global preclinical IT marketplace, which is in use by clients of all sizes running GLP and non-GLP studies. 

About Provantis®

Provantis is a modern, fully integrated software system for single users and global organizations engaged in preclinical evaluation studies. Orchestrating every facet of preclinical drug safety assessment, Provantis streamlines processes and workflows with straightforward, intuitive functionality for simple or complex studies within a GLP or non-GLP environment, on-site or over the Web.

About Datapipe

Datapipe provides custom managed hosting solutions for businesses with complex Internet facing infrastructures. We proactively manage security, monitoring, storage, data center operations, servers, and applications including database administration and the full software stack. The company provides services to more than 1000 customers in six data centers and eight office locations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and China. Datapipe was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.

About Instem

Instem is a leading supplier of IT applications to the early development healthcare market, delivering compelling solutions for data collection, management and analysis across the R&D continuum. Instem applications are in use by customers worldwide, meeting the rapidly expanding needs of life science and healthcare organizations for data-driven decision making leading to safer, more effective products.

Instem’s portfolio of software solutions increases client productivity by automating study-related processes while offering the unique ability to generate new knowledge through the extraction and harmonization of actionable scientific information.

Instem supports over 400 clients through full service offices in the United States, United Kingdom and China with additional locations in India and a full service distributor based in Japan.

Meeting clients at the intersection of investment & return™.

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