CLOUDLAYER8 obtains attestation of compliance for Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS)

CLOUDLAYER8 obtains attestation of compliance for Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS)

CloudLayer8 Limited is happy to announce yet another achievement. The company has obtained attestation of compliance for PCI DSS – physical security, an international, highly recognizable standard in the financial technology industry.

Michalis Stavrinou, CTO of cited: “Obtaining the attestation of compliance for PCI-DSS enables us to state that we are compliant with requirements and needs of financial institutions including banking and payment provider firms that deal with very sensitive credit card information while it also proves our continuous commitment in constantly enhancing our security and compliancy status in protecting our customers and their data.”

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a proprietary information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB. CloudLayer 8, helps customers dealing with such credit card information directly or indirectly meet their compliance requirements.

The PCI DSS attestation of compliance follows the recent Tier lll certification of the company by the USA Uptime Institute. The first independent, Tier-3 certified Data Center in Cyprus The first independent, Tier-3 certified Data Center in Cyprus

CloudLayer8 Limited (CL8) is launching a new era bringing the highest quality Data Center and Cloud services, introducing the first independent, carrier neutral, state of the art Tier-3 Data Center in Cyprus. Having its headquarters in Limassol, CL8 is now offering cutting edge Data Center and Cloud services to the local and the international market.

The company has been recently nominated as a Tier-3 certified Data Center, by the Uptime Institute of the United State of America, a demanding certification that proves the commitment of CL8 in providing its services with the highest possible standards ensuring a smooth, constant, uninterrupted operation and provisioning of CL8’s services even under extreme conditions and guaranteeing an uptime of 99.982% of related services.

CL8 is also maintaining a carrier neutral status, by obtaining Internet connectivity services from all the top Internet Service Providers (ISPs) of the region, ensuring the internet connectivity offered to CL8 customers are uninterrupted even in cases where multiple ISPs face complete outages and can enjoy true business continuity and uptime of business operations.

Key CL8 services include core Data Center services such as Colocation and Dedicated servers while for the first time in Cyprus, CL8 now offers progressive add-ons, such as Private Suite colocation meeting the needs of organizations that must follow the highest and strictest security standards while enjoying the benefits of cost efficient core Data Center services. With Private Suite colocation, customers are designated a completely private and isolated secure location within the Data Center of CL8 to house their own equipment under strict security controls and can only and exclusively accessed by the customers themselves while customers can further customize their Private Suite service based on their own requirements and needs.

Dedicated Servers are offered in 2x categories, ‘basic’ which comprises of single power supply models, latest generation of Intel Processors, DDR4 RAM, SSD hard drives and ‘professional’ series which are coming in dual power supply models and other, more powerful components. With Dedicated Servers, customers receive a worry free service, where power, cooling, humidity, environmental control, 24/7/365 monitoring and security of the Dedicated Server are all handled by the experts of CL8 while customers can focus on doing business.

Furthermore, CL8 introduces high performance add-ons, which may be used by customers as standalone products or may choose to enhance their existing Colocation, Dedicated Server or Private suite service. Such add-ons are Dedicated Internet connection where customers may choose their own bandwidth constrains and apply their own public IP addresses and BGP configuration if needed, dedicated point-to-point (P2P) connectivity services that connect customer premises over private layer 2 connection to CL8 data centers, best in class Tier-1 enterprise dedicated storage where customers may rent super high performance per gigabyte storage over 10GBps links and may choose to utilize it in any way they need. Lastly, a dedicated high performance CISCO Nexus-As-A-Service offering for the most demanding customers that need speeds up to 100GBps and terabits of throughput.

Additionally, the company follows all ISO 27001 Information Security Management System and IS0 9001 securing the quality of services it provides. It also complies fully with PCI DSS Data Security Standards.

CL8 undoubtedly competes on the international arena and significantly raises the level of professionalism in the digital storage sector in Cyprus, with an avid sense of responsibility, innovative technology and the highest safety standards for the provision of services. officially becomes Tier-III certified. An international achievement! officially becomes Tier-III certified. An international achievement!

Tier-III certification proves that the services offered by a data center are at all times available while the uptime of those services are rated at least 99.982%, and at any time CL8 technicians can perform maintenance activities at the data center, without customers noticing any interruption in the service provided to them. In simple words, this certification guarantees no more than 1 and a half of hours of accumulated downtime per year! Examples of infrastructure services required to earn this certification include electricity power delivered to the IT equipment, cooling and environmental control and other complementary services such as internet connectivity services, dedicated servers and cloud storage.

Mate Ivanszky, Advisory to the Board of the Directors of the company stated, “We are excited to announce that we have officially become a Tier-III certified, concurrently maintainable data center by Uptime Institute! This is a major achievement for our organization and our team that has worked with passion and devotion for more than 2 years in order to reach this milestone. The biggest winners of this success however, are our customers that can now enjoy the privilege of having peace of mind because their IT systems are exactly where they should be – in the right hands! This important achievement proves our continuous, non-stop effort and commitment to providing absolute quality services in the market”. is a new datacenter that launched its services in July 2016 and provides data center and cloud services for customers of all sizes from its privately owned, carrier independent data center located in Limassol.