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comForte 21 Completes Acquisition of the Escort Product Family from Carr Scott Software

comForte 21 GmbH, a global provider of connectivity, middleware, modernization and security solutions for the HP NonStop platform, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Escort suite of products from Carr Scott Software Inc. comForte’s acquisition of Escort SQL, Journaling, and RANGER expands the worldwide marketing and support reach of these products by the NonStop experts at comForte.

'We are very excited about this acquisition as it forms a key part in the execution of the companies’ growth plans’, says Dr Michael Rossbach, CEO of comForte 21. 'The Escort range of products enhances the comForte product portfolio and helps us to expand our offerings into the database modernization space. comForte’s acquisition of the Escort SQL suite of products now makes us the experts in NonStop application modernization from user interfaces to databases, anywhere in the world.

‘With HP’s exciting re-commitment to the NonStop platform, including support for the x86 chipset, current and new customers can now see how central these systems are to the future of HP enterprise computing plans. Any NonStop customers who may have hesitated to modernize their applications no longer has any reason to wait as HP NonStop will be around for a long, long time.’ says Harry Scott, Co-founder of Carr Scott Software. ‘As part of comForte’s offerings, Escort SQL is now available to NonStop customers worldwide’

‘comForte’s dedication to excellence and global reach with a team of more than 70 NonStop professionals, make them the perfect partner to take the Escort SQL suite of products to the worldwide market’, stated Dr Richard Carr, Co-founder at Carr Scott. ‘NonStop users want to use industry standard development environments, tools and technologies to lower costs by eliminating proprietary aspects of technology, such as Enscribe and comForte’s Escort SQL is a powerful, low risk step in the right direction.’

Over the coming months, comForte and Carr Scott Software will work with existing customers of these products to develop transition plans, appropriate to each relationship, ensuring a seamless transition while continuing the extremely high levels of service the Escort SQL customers have come to expect.

About comForte 21

comForte is a global leader in the market for HP NonStop solutions—offering customers a comprehensive suite of proven and innovative middleware, modernization, connectivity, and security products. Worldwide, organizations in all industries are using comForte products to more effectively leverage their investment in HP NonStop systems.

With comForte technology, organizations can:

  • Connect NonStop platforms with the systems, applications, users, and initiatives required to meet their business and technical objectives.
  • Protect mission-critical data as it is stored in, and exchanged with, NonStop environments.
  • Modernize their environment by seamlessly integrating NonStop databases, Web services and SOA initiatives.
  • Streamline administrative efforts through intuitive interfaces, and sophisticated, robust management capabilities.

Today, more than 500 customers around the world rely on comForte products to manage access to mission-critical NonStop server applications and data.

For more information about comForte please visit www.comforte.com.

For more information about comForte Escort SQL please go to www.comforte.com/escort-sql

About Carr Scott Software

Carr Scott Software is the thought leader in designing and developing database middleware and infrastructure software for HP NonStop servers. More than 300 of HP's NonStop server customers world-wide rely on Carr Scott Software's products in many industries ranging from banks and brokerages, emergency services, retail, hospitality, gaming, travel and many, many others.

For more information Carr Scott Software visit www.carrscott.com.

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