TelecityGroup’s Irish data centres meet PCI DSS payment security standards

20 Mar 2013

TelecityGroup’s Irish data centre division has become the first data centre operator in Ireland to achieve the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, which has been developed by the world’s major credit card providers.

TelecityGroup’s data centres provide secure and highly connected environments for the IT infrastructure that powers the digital economy. 

The company’s managing director for Ireland Maurice Mortell said that with one of the major cornerstones of the digital economy being online payments, the PCI DSS certification is highly beneficial for providers of online payments.  

“With a growing number of clients operating within the online payments sector, this certification is a huge achievement for us. Once a provider hosts cardholder data within our data centres, we can help to establish a secure environment and their journey to become PCI-DSS compliant is simplified,” Mortell said.

TelecityGroup Ireland operates three carrier-neutral data centres in Dublin, with a combined capacity of more than 5,000 sq metres and 5MW of customer available power.

TelecityGroup acquired Irish data centre group Data Electronics in August 2011 for €100m.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years