Investment Software in the Cloud
Fundamental Hosted Services is a hosted cloud based service offering of the market-leading Fundamental Portfolio Manager (FPM) software. The cloud is changing the way companies think about hosting applications. Fundamental Hosted Services utilises cloud technology to provide a highly available, scalable solution with automatic failover allowing the Investment Manager or Administrator to focus on the business of investment management without needing to worry about the hardware and software complexities of Investment Administration software.
Fundamental Hosted Services allows the user to run FPM remotely and utilizes the latest technology from Microsoft to provide a seamless user experience whether running FPM on a desktop at the office or a mobile device when travelling or at home.
Diagram 1 below illustrates the Fundamental Hosted architecture.
Benefits of Fundamental Hosted Services
Fundamental Hosted Services provides a Cloud Computing environment, adding a higher level of flexibility, control and security to your IT infrastructure. The benefits of Fundamental Hosted Services include:
Fundamental Hosted Services’ cloud technology means greater control over hardware, software, security and time to market.
You can rest assured that your data is safe and secure in a state-of-the-art Data Centre and compliant with relevant legislation. All data is safely stored on dedicated, enterprise-class hardware, in secure cabinets. Access is restricted within the Data Centre environment. Tools for managing security include: SOA and application security, encryption tools for data in transit and at rest, log management, identity and access management, virtual firewalls and other virtualization-management tools, data-loss prevention and more.
Our Data Centre partner provides a highly available managed infrastructure, with automatic failover and a 99.9% uptime guarantee on the infrastructure. Disaster recovery within 48 hours at an alternative Data Centre is included in the offering.
Cloud technology enables increased performance and efficiency as needed, without manual hardware upgrades. The FPM Hosted environment is optimized to provide strong performance and a seamless user experience.
With a virtual machine in the Cloud, employees have the comfort to work wherever they can get Internet connectivity and on any device from desktop to mobile devices.
The managed environment allows our team of experts to provide faster support and correction of problems. FPM releases are managed and rolled out by Fundamental, minimizing the client’s IT time to test and deploy updates. Daily backups are maintained. Database Administrator functions are undertaken by Fundamental.
With Cloud Computing you can save when it comes to setting up technology infrastructure, because you do not need to purchase and maintain server side hardware on-site, nor do you have to employ a dedicated IT specialist for upgrades and maintenance.
Fundamental Hosted Services Requirements
- A stable internet connection with latency to the cloud of 300ms or less.
- A desktop or mobile device with a modern operating system including iOS, OS X, Android, Windows 7, 8 or Vista.
- Fundamental has partnered with a leading Data Centre provider whose state-of-the-art Data Centres are equipped with market leading safety, security and monitoring equipment to protect your data.