SOURCE: Latisys


October 01, 2013 06:55 ET

Accelerated Payment Technologies™ (APT) Selects Latisys National Platform for Performance and PCI Compliance

IT Infrastructure as a Service Solution Features Highly Resilient Active-Passive Disaster Recovery

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - Latisys, a leading national provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions today announced an IT Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) agreement with Accelerated Payment Technologies. (APT), a category-leading integrated payment technology company providing secure credit card payment solutions.

In an effort to gain economic benefits and IT performance improvements, APT chose Latisys to consolidate multiple hosting providers to a private cloud environment with dedicated switching and a PCI compliant hosting environment to underpin its payment processing services.

By consolidating onto Latisys national IaaS platform, APT was also able to deploy a highly resilient disaster recovery (DR) service, enabling them to automatically and instantaneously move their entire business workload from one site to another.

PCI compliance and high speed performance are mandatory for credit card payment processing. Under terms of this multi-year deal, Latisys tailored a managed infrastructure solution to APT's exact requirements -- blending its private cloud environment with Latisys' PCI compliant hosting platform. Latisys adapted its platform to meet APT's unique requirements by deploying an MPLS ring network with dedicated circuits and bandwidth. This enabled APT to leverage Latisys' backbone between data centers -- an approach that would have been cost prohibitive with multiple providers.

For DR, Latisys and APT worked closely to develop an active-passive service between Latisys' Irvine and Denver data centers to constantly replicate the environment and enable instantaneous 100% failover from one site to the other. Routine maintenance is never an issue since they can simply switch the load at any moment.

APT also worked closely with Latisys to develop an innovative direct access storage system with massive scalability -- a move that ensured optimal performance and processing speed.

By consolidating onto Latisys' national platform, APT achieved economies of scale to the point where only one full time IT manager was needed to work with Latisys to manage both the production environment and the DR solution.

Commenting on the deployment, Greg Klinedinst, APT's Production Operations Engineer noted, "Latisys' proven technology and PCI compliant platform, combined with their financial services, payments, and security expertise, enabled us to achieve significant IT performance improvements while also freeing up critical resources to focus on the business while Latisys managed the IT infrastructure."

"APT is a financial services firm with mission critical payment services demanding high levels of IT performance while meeting PCI compliance requirements," said Pete Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer, Latisys. "Our national platform is ideal for delivering highly flexible and scalable hybrid IT infrastructure solutions including new, customizable outsourced disaster recovery services."

Latisys' national data center platform is operated under SOC 2 Type 2 and SOC 3 audited controls. This replaces the SAS 70 guidebook and reaffirms Latisys' commitment to meet the highest standards for availability and security, while making sure all of the appropriate controls and safeguards are firmly in place.

About Accelerated Payment Technologies™ (APT)
Accelerated Payment Technologies is a global, category-leading integrated payment technology company that provides secure credit card payment solutions. APT services its own middleware, card present gateway and security payment technologies to provide a highly flexible platform and a single integration point. APT delivers best-in-class support and customer service while shouldering the PCI compliance burden for tens of thousands of businesses and billions of dollars of transactions processed annually.

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading national provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density data centers across the United States, Latisys offers a scalable outsourced IT infrastructure platform that provides customers with what they need, when they need it. As a client-centric company -- with state of the art data centers in Ashburn, Virginia, Chicago, Denver and Irvine, California -- Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that demand more from their IT infrastructure partner. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit or follow us on Twitter at for additional information. All Systems Grow.

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