ACI Worldwide to open payments EMEA data centre in Limerick

5 Nov 2015

The electronic payments and banking company ACI Solutions has announced it is to open a new EMEA data centre in late 2016 to accommodate growing demand.

In terms of universal payments companies, ACI Worldwide is one of the largest of its kind, with its statistics showing that its software processes $13trn each day in payments and securities transactions for more than 300 of the leading global retailers, and 18 of the world’s 20 largest banks.

But now, it has confirmed that it will expand its European data centre operations with the opening of the Irish-based data centre, making it the company’s largest data centre in Europe.

Currently, the company operates several smaller data centres in the EMEA region along with a number of centres based in the US states of Georgia and Nebraska.

ACI said that the opening of the data centre is crucial to meet growing EMEA demand for SaaS-based payment solutions as well as the burgeoning market for its Universal Payments solutions.

Speaking of the necessity for the Limerick data centre, ACI’s group president, Carolyn Homberger, said: “As companies in the region increase their desire for SaaS-based solutions, we’re excited about this European data centre expansion and enhancing our ability to meet those customers’ needs with world-class SaaS offerings.”

This isn’t ACI’s first time in Ireland, however, with it having already established an office in the western city as one of its Software Development Centres where it announced 60 jobs just over two years ago.

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Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic