eCorner Plays it Safe with Macquarie Hosting

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New agreement leverages PCI Compliance and energy efficient data center technologies

Macquarie Hosting, a division of Macquarie Telecom, today announced it has signed a three a year deal with eCorner Pty Ltd, a leading provider of secure eCommerce and eBusiness solutions for small and medium enterprises. The agreement will see Macquarie Hosting manage the company’s entire IT infrastructure and ensure PCI compliant online transactions for its customers.

As a company that manages online transactions for well known brands including Weight Watchers, and, eCorner chose to partner with Macquarie Telecom because of its PCI compliant data center hosting services. Currently Macquarie Telecom is the only hosting services provider in Australia to achieve this independent third party certification. In addition to PCI, Macquarie Telecom offers its customers the highest-levels of local security certifications and accreditations (ISO and ASIO T4), making its data center facilities amongst the most secure in Australia.

The new agreement has allowed eCorner to upgrade its servers to faster and more energy efficient models, as well as update its network infrastructure such as switches and routers. The new hardware has also been re-located into ‘smart racks’ which can proactively manage air temperature and cooling requirements, as well as monitor and help to reduce power consumption.

At the same time eCorner has future-proofed its dedicated server infrastructure for growth, enabling it to meet ever-increasing capacity demands from new and existing clients. eCorner has witnessed over 240% increase in traffic and data utilization across its client base over the past year, as well as experiencing 100% growth in its own business requirements. The new hosting infrastructure will allow eCorner to meet this exponential growth and deliver access to data in an unlimited capacity.

Commenting on the new contract with Macquarie Hosting, John Debrincat, CEO for eCorner said, “The highest priority for eCorner is to create a secure environment for its clients to transact online. No-one else in the hosting market can offer the high levels of security, and in particular PCI compliance, that Macquarie Telecom can.

“It’s also important to be able to host our customers’ transactions locally, in an Australian data center; this helps to differentiate our offerings in the marketplace. Macquarie Telecom’s strategy of offering local server hosting facilities is very much aligned with our own business strategy, and that’s why it’s a great business partnership which has lasted for over six years and beyond.”

Aidan Tudehope, Managing Director, Hosting for Macquarie Telecom, said, “eCorner’s business requirements play right into Macquarie Telecom’s managed hosting strengths, which are the highest possible levels of security and the ability to manage unpredictable levels of transaction intensive traffic. It’s great to see customers like eCorner going from strength to strength and really utilizing our capabilities to underpin rapid growth.”


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