QTS Richmond Data Center delivers greater resiliency, security for growing software provider
RICHMOND, VA. (November 28, 2012) – QTS (Quality Technology Services), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, announced that Akshay Software International, Inc., a SWIFT Ready Services Provider and SWIFT Service Bureau, has expanded its services to include business continuity and disaster recovery offerings in the QTS Richmond Data Center.
Akshay's Service Bureau, offered in partnership with Financeware, currently has a primary data center location at the QTS Miami Data Center with its contingency data center provided by Telefónica in São Paulo, Brazil. Since its customers have varying requirements regarding data privacy and the export of data beyond national borders, Akshay implemented a second data center in the U.S. The QTS Richmond facility is located approximately 1,000 miles from Miami, keeping Akshay in compliance with guidelines issued by U.S. regulatory agencies that at least 200-300 miles separate primary and contingency data centers.
"Some of our U.S. customers appreciate our cross-border contingency facility and have chosen to work with Akshay for precisely this reason. Others prefer to have a domestic contingency facility with both primary and contingency data centers being U.S.-based," said Anant C.V., president – Akshay. "The QTS Richmond facility is one of the world's most secure data centers, meeting or exceeding the Department of Defense Anti-Terrorism Task Force protection requirements. Akshay will now be able to offer our customers a choice between cross-border and in-country data center options to support disaster recovery and business continuity."
"Expanding to the QTS Richmond Data Center greatly strengthens our partnership with Akshay," said Juan Taberner, managing director – Financeware. "With three data centers and corporate offices located across the globe, our partnership offers resilience not just in data centers, but also in corporate offices and people. We are continually reminded that no region is safe from either natural or man-made disasters. A global data center presence ensures that customer data will be secure."
"We're pleased that Akshay and its partners at Financeware have expanded their relationship with QTS to support the Service Bureau, meeting the complex needs of its global customer base," said Dan Bennewitz, chief operating officer, sales and marketing – QTS. "Our customers continue to find value in our investment in security at the QTS Richmond Data Center. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to support the global growth of Akshay, its partners and their customers."
Akshay's U.S. presence, incorporated in 1993, focuses on delivering consulting and professional services to all major communities of SWIFT users: Banks, Broker/Dealers, Corporates, Custodians, Investment managers, and Securities Market Infrastructures. As a SWIFTReady Services Provider and SWIFT Service Bureau, Akshay is positioned to deliver the full range of SWIFT related services and solutions, including their implementation, maintenance, support and training. Through proven performance, Akshay has earned a reputation for delivering and providing to its clients high quality value-added SWIFT services on complex and innovative projects, often being among the first in the world to install and/or operate a certain or particular SWIFT component.
Financeware Comércio e Serviços Ltda. was incorporated in São Paulo, Brazil in 1993. Financeware's principal operations are consulting and delivering information technology services to the banking and finance industries. Financeware employs a staff of professionals with deep industry knowledge and a diversity of experience. Since 1997 Financeware has provided SWIFT services in countries such as Argentine, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Financeware became a SWIFT partner in 2002, and is a SWIFTReady Services Provider and SWIFT Service Bureau. Financeware was the first company in the Americas (and only the third in the world) to be awarded the SWIFTReady Connectivity Best Practice Label, which is the highest label awarded by SWIFT for Service Bureaus.
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. QTS owns, operates and manages over 3 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 700 customers. For more information about QTS, please visitwww.qualitytech.com or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA, or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
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