October 21, 2010
Leading Online Payment Service Provider GlobalCollect Selects Equinix to Support Continued Growth
Equinix to host GlobalCollect’s international online payment platform in Amsterdam International Business Exchange data center
AMSTERDAM — 21 October, 2010 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that GlobalCollect, the world’s premier payment service provider of local e-payment solutions, will relocate its online payment platform to Equinix’s Amsterdam (AM1) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center. Adding another data center is to ensure GlobalCollect’s future platform scalability and robust performance to facilitate the expected increase in transaction volumes due to a booming e-commerce sector.
GlobalCollect is a leading provider of payment solutions for international Customer Not Present (CNP) channels such as Internet, mail, and telephone orders. It operates a scalable platform with a vast portfolio of local, international, and alternative payment methods, including all major credit and debit cards, direct debits, bank transfers, real-time bank transfers, and prepaid methods in more than 200 countries and for 170 currencies. GlobalCollect has more than 15 years of industry experience across various verticals, including travel, telecommunications, retail, software, and online gaming.
As uptime and response time are fundamental to GlobalCollect’s clients, the company decided to move from a managed services approach to a co-location approach and sought an additional data center provider located in the Netherlands. Equinix was selected for its global reach and the high quality of its data centers, which will ensure that GlobalCollect’s merchants benefit from the most stringent levels of security and reliability.
“Online payment management is a rapidly growing and dynamically evolving industry,” says Jan Manten, CEO at GlobalCollect. “With that in mind, we needed to partner with a state-of-the-art infrastructure provider to enable us to upgrade our platform capabilities further while continuing to offer the level of service that our clients expect of a leading payment service provider. After an extensive search, we selected Equinix as the best-suited provider to meet our future scalability and security needs, as well as offering a robust fail-over solution.”
“We are very pleased to enter into this strategic relationship with GlobalCollect,” says Michiel Eielts, General Manager at Equinix Netherlands. “GlobalCollect is a leader in an exciting, growing market and has already established a unique global payments platform. We look forward to supporting the company’s continued growth by providing high-quality data center services from our IBX data center in Amsterdam.”
GlobalCollect is the world's premier Payment Service Provider of local e-payment solutions for international Customer Not-Present (CNP) channels such as internet, mail and telephone orders, and specializes in a wide range of industries such as travel, ticketing, telecommunications, retail, publishing, portals, online gaming, and digital content. While most providers limit their services to a technical link with payment acquirers, GlobalCollect is a full service partner consulting clients on how to increase transaction volumes, expand distribution channels, and reduce costs by streamlining back office processes. Through a single-interface online payment platform, we offer access to an unrivalled portfolio of local and international payment methods in over 200 countries, including all major credit and debit cards, direct debits, bank transfers, real-time bank transfers, eWallets, cash at outlets, prepaid methods, checks, and invoices. http://www.globalcollect.com.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, cloud, content and financial companies, and more than 595 network service providers rely upon Equinix. The company operates 90 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) and partner data centers across 35 metro areas in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Learn more at http://www.equinix.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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