Data Center Provider for the Retail Industry
Secure, compliant, and connected – colocation supports new retail solutions
As retailers leverage big data to stay close to mobile consumers and optimize e-commerce shopping options, reliable IT infrastructure is needed to support the growing number of retail applications.
Retailers are using more online point-of-sale data, more purchasing data, more traffic data, and more shopping behavioral information than ever before to identify patterns and business opportunities. Therefore, technology investments are needed to support new applications, data, and analytics to deliver the best possible user experience in store and online.
In addition, the need for reliable access and connectivity to business applications in the retail world has never been greater.
Successful retailers are moving their IT infrastructure to well-connected colocation facilities to take advantage of interconnected data center production and disaster recovery solutions that scale with their business needs.
Payment Networks Liability Shift
An estimated $7.1 billion in credit card fraud occurred in the U.S. last year, according to Business Insider, Mastercard, Visa and Europay (EMV) have developed standards designed to put an end to in-store fraud. The EMV Mandate requires implementation of chip-embedded credit card acceptance in retail.
Due to this new technology, retailers must evolve their infrastructure and applications to remain compliant or they could find themselves financially responsible for credit card fraud in their stores.
A customized CyrusOne data center platform can successfully support retailers through this shift by providing secure and reliable colocation solutions that can scale to match ever-changing retail IT infrastructure requirements.
How Successful Retail Companies Leverage Data Centers
A data center solution can provide the following benefits:
Colocation and Security
- Data center support for enterprise e-commerce, inventory and systems
- Compliance with PCI Security Standards
- Excellent reliability and flexibility to scale as needs change
Disaster Recovery & Redundancy
- Meet highest demands for data availability
- Uninterrupted access from anywhere
- High availability and reliable performance
- Enhanced application, network and end-user visibility or response time
- Service optimization and capacity