Data center and cloud solutions provider earns certification following Level 1 assessment
September 20, 2011 (ATLANTA) –
- Nation's third largest data center provider's QTS Virtualized Infrastructure (QVI) is certified as Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant following assessment completion and receipt of a Report on Compliance.
- Level 1 certification follows PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) assessment conducted by Qualified Security Assessor and registration with a payment card brand.
- Certification benefits QTS' customers by providing a safe, secure environment for payment card processing, as well as assessment cost savings.
QTS (Quality Technology Services), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, today announced that its cloud-based QVI environment has been approved and registered as PCI Data Security Standard 1.2 Level 1 certified compliant. The PCI compliance applies to all five QTS data centers where the QVI environment is hosted.
The listing certifies that QTS has successfully undergone a Level 1 Data Security Assessment, which was performed with the direct support and guidance of the six-person QTS audit and control staff. The certification allows QTS customers to reduce applicable security assessment costs that would be incurred if they had to certify their own independent infrastructure environment as PCI compliant.
"While we have been helping financial institutions and online merchants achieve PCI compliance for several years, our customers can now be confident that our QVI cloud-based hosting solution is PCI compliant after an assessment by a Qualified Security Assessor and receipt of our Report on Compliance," said Kurt Stoever, vice president of service support - QTS. "Our customers in the payment card and financial services sectors not only benefit from QTS' safe and secure payment processing environment, but can leverage our PCI compliance to save on assessment costs. Certainly, this certification augments QTS' unique portfolio of core data center services."
The QVI environment is hosted on the following five QTS data center campuses: Atlanta Metro, Suwanee, Jersey City, Miami, and Santa Clara I. To learn more about QVI, visit www.qualitytech.com/cloudservices.
QTS (Quality Technology Services) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services for enterprise businesses. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center services, including custom data center, colocation and cloud services, providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 12 locations in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages 3.1 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 600 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qualitytech.com, call 877.QTS.DATA or follow QTS on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS
Anna Ruth Williams