Private Cloud Computing Delivers PCI Compliance for eCommerce Companies

eCommerce SaaS Businesses find Outsourced Private Cloud Computing Provides a Competitive Edge

Online PR News – 02-December-2010 – – Ann Arbor, Michigan – Online Tech, a leading Midwest data center operator, is giving their clients a competitive advantage by providing a PCI compliant private cloud. OT Private Cloud™ is Online Tech’s managed private cloud hosting service. It combines the resource flexibility of cloud computing with the security of private servers, storage, and network dedicated exclusively to each client. Unlike Amazon’s EC2 or Microsoft’s Azure public clouds, OT Private Cloud meets PCI, HIPAA, and SOX compliance standards.

The benefits of outsourced private cloud computing for SaaS eCommerce companies are: flexibility to respond to customer demand, physical and network security needed to meet PCI compliance, and the freedom to focus on product development & delivery over instead of server management. Outsourcing cloud computing in a compliant environment affords eCommerce companies a financially attractive option for production, development and disaster recovery.

“One of the PCI compliant requirements is that every server needs to perform one function and one function only. This is one of the reasons it can be very expensive to become PCI compliant. Online Tech presented a great way to lower our costs by virtualizing the server environment,” says Tom Numbere Jr. of PCG Technology Services in Chicago, Illinois.

It may seem ironic that none of the clients using Online Tech’s OT Private Cloud were originally looking for cloud hosting. Online Tech’s private cloud computing clients share a need for affordable, highly scalable, SAS 70 compliant hosting environments with robust IT disaster recovery. When they compared traditional server and public cloud options with Online Tech’s private cloud hosting service, OT Private Cloud proved the best fit for their business requirements.

Pay-Ease, a leading billing processing company, was able to reduce their costs and expand quickly with OT Private Cloud™. “It puts us in a very competitive position when bidding on projects,” says Dean Scaros, President and Founder of Pay-Ease, “We are able to utilize a virtual cloud environment and still be in a secure SAS 70 certified, PCI compliant environment.”

About Online Tech
Online Tech ( owns and manages premier Midwest managed data centers. With a full range of colocation, managed dedicated server, and private cloud hosting offerings, Online Tech helps their clients dramatically reduce IT data center costs, operational risks and downtime. Industry leaders trust Online Tech’s HIPAA Compliant, SAS 70 certified data centers to ensure their servers are always on, always online, and always safe.

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