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29 April, 2014

IXcellerate announced today that Moscow One Datacentre, a carrier neutral datacenter in Russia, has now achieved the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification, the most thorough global payment-card security standard within the industry.

This worldwide information security standard was set up by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to protect sensitive information and avoid possibilities of a fraud. Verizon, an internationally recognised leader in security and technologies that need to be protected, issued this prestigious certification to Moscow One Datacentre. Since any organisation that handles card data is required to meet PCI DSS, a failure to comply can be costly not only for an organization but also for its clients.

“As business grows and technology advances, companies becomes more vulnerable to external threats and security becomes a more crucial factor. Being certified by one of the primary Security Assesors in the industry, allows us to offer a higher level of assurance to all our clients” explained Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate.

”Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard means that customers of IXcellerate can trust this Data Center with their sensitive payment systems. When you are compliant, you are part of the solution – a united, global response to fighting payment card data compromise” says Mr. Jyri Ryhänen, Qualified Security Assessor from Verizon.

About IXcellerate
IXcellerate is an unparalleled carrier neutral datacentre operator in Moscow, which is comparable to the quality of datacentres in America and Western Europe. IXcellerate offers pure-play co-location designed to meet the standards of financial institutions, multinational corporations, international carriers and major content providers.

Opened in 2012, IXcellerate’s Tier 3+ Moscow One Datacentre is a stand alone datacentre located within the MKAD ring road of Moscow, set over a 15,000m² campus. IXcellerate Moscow One provides clients with a bespoke solution aimed towards solving their unique datacentre requirements, offering co-location services including private and secure cages, combined with on-hand technical support 24/365. With 12 telecoms networks connected to-date our carrier-neutral facility provides flexible and resilient connectivity choice within Russia and to the entire World. Expansion phases have the potential to increase the co-location floor space to over 8000m², with power feeds planned up to 20 MVA.

The datacentre operates with a zero-downtime approach, which is evident from its design and equipment through to our highly skilled team of experts. This industry-leading SLA combined with the high corporate governance standards implemented by IXcellerate appeals to clients with demanding requirements who expect the best international standards.

IXcellerate was founded by Guy Willner (co-founder and former CEO of IXEurope, former President Europe for Equinix Inc.), and Cliff Gauntlett (former SVP of Golden Telecom in Russia).

IXcellerate customers include Orange Business Systems, NTT, Le Pain Quotidien group and a major international market data company.

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