Chicago-based Pay-Ease Lowers PCI Compliance Costs with Online Tech’s Private Cloud

Pay-Ease selects OT Private Cloud for secure eCommerce SaaS hosting in SAS 70 certified data centers

Online PR News – 08-November-2010 – – Pay-Ease, the frontrunner in electronic financial processing software, has chosen Online Tech’s OT private cloud computing platform for secure hosting of their eCommerce SaaS applications. The private cloud computing platform is hosted in Online Tech’s SAS 70 certified data centers to meet PCI compliant hosting requirements.

“We have trusted Online Tech with the heartbeat of our business. We are able to utilize a virtual cloud environment and still be in a secure SAS 70 certified, PCI compliant environment,” says Dean Scaros, President and Founder of Pay-Ease (

One of the PCI compliant requirements is that every server needs to perform one function and one function only

Along with other companies that accept credit card payments, Pay-Ease is required to be PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant. Being PCI compliant verifies that a merchant or payment processor has conformed to the security standards set by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). This standard protects cardholder data (CHD) through an approach that covers every aspect of a technology-based solution including documented policies, stringent physical security measures, encryption, firewall settings, regular detailed audits, and everything in between.

“One of the PCI compliant requirements is that every server needs to perform one function and one function only,” says Tom Numbere JR. of PCG Technology Services. “This is one of the reasons it can be very expensive to become PCI compliant. Online Tech presented a great way to lower costs by providing us the opportunity to virtualize the server environment,” says Numbere. “Their expertise and private cloud were integral to the project’s success.”

Collaborating with Online Tech’s ( technical team, Pay-Ease was able to develop a scalable, flexible, and secure virtual server and storage environment for both their production and backup environments. Online Tech’s OT Private Cloud computing platform offers Pay-Ease a fully managed private cloud with 24X7 monitoring, management, electronic offsite backup, and IT disaster recovery. With the fully redundant private cloud encompassing both servers and storage, Pay-Ease enjoys seamless failover and the ability to add, reconfigure or delete servers, hardware, or software with zero downtime at any time of the day without impacting customers. Because Pay-ease can quickly add resources to their private cloud, they have positioned their IT infrastructure to keep up with their accelerating business growth in eCommerce SaaS services.

About Online Tech
Online Tech ( is a premier Midwest managed data center operator. Online Tech owns and manages secure and reliable multi-tenant data centers in Michigan. With a full range of colocation, managed server, and private cloud computing offerings, Online Tech's clients dramatically reduce their IT data center costs, operational risks and downtime. Industry leaders trust Online Tech’s PCI Compliant, SAS 70 certified data centers to ensure their servers are always on, always online, and always safe.

About Pay-Ease
Pay-Ease ( is a frontrunner in electronic financial processing software and consumer bill payment. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Pay-Ease’s utilizes their knowledge and experience from over 20 years of financial software development to create a fully integrated network solution for consumer bill payment processing and other financial services.

About PCG
PCG is a leader in IT Strategy and Compliance. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, PCG leverages the experience of their team of long-time industry professionals to assist clients in reducing overall costs, improving productivity, and achieving regulatory compliance.

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