Hamilton, Bermuda & Curacao. May 6, 2014. First Atlantic Commerce (FAC), a global online payment solutions provider, and CTEX, an operator of the most advanced Uptime institute certified Tier-IV data centers, have joined together to leverage their strengths in the Latin American Caribbean Region to deliver world class IT and ecommerce services.
FAC is a Bermuda-based, feature-rich payment gateway that was established in 1998 to deliver customized and flexible online credit and debit card processing to international corporations across the globe. The company also provides card storage functionality (tokenization) and risk mitigation solutions to its merchants.
CTEX helps businesses achieve significant operational efficiency, speed and agility by delivering advanced technology services. The company’s Cloud infrastructure is one of the most advanced in the world, while its facilities have been touted as being the most advanced in the region today.
“We are excited about the partnership with CTEX as it supports FAC’s ongoing push to deliver best of breed ecommerce services across the Latin American Caribbean Region,” said Chris Burns, CEO at FAC. “Customers in Central America and the Caribbean will benefit from our alliance by getting access to a high-end datacenter to host their ecommerce business together with our gateway platform for transaction processing.”
Anthony de Lima, CEO of CTEX said: “By teaming up with FAC we will be able to further expand our value proposition to customers by delivering industry focused solutions. We recognize that every industry faces a unique set of challenges when it comes to meeting the ever-increasing demand to scale and service customers across the globe. Leveraging CTEX’s Uptime Institute certified Tier-IV datacenters means that customers are assured the highest levels of security, availability and redundancy of any datacenter in the region. At the same time, customers can leverage an advanced enterprise-class Cloud platform to run their most critical applications.”
The companies will leverage each other’s combined strengths and capabilities by delivering advanced technology solutions to businesses in the Caribbean and Central America.
About First Atlantic Commerce
First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading global, online payment solutions provider. Headquartered in Bermuda, and established in 1998 to create secure card-based payment solutions for e-businesses, FAC’s cGate® technology offers service, flexibility and security to adapt to many business and bank acquirer requirements. FAC provides merchants with multi-currency payment solutions in addition to fraud risk management services including AVS-only, CVV2/CVC2/CID verification, 3-D Secure™ and Kount’s fraud control system, in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, Mauritius and the Latin American Caribbean Region. For more information on First Atlantic Commerce, please visit www.firstatlanticcommerce.com
CTEX opened the first of four Tier-IV, green certified, data centers and an internet exchange point from which co-location, interconnection and managed services will be delivered to enterprise, government, and institutional clients in the Caribbean and Latin America. The company is deployed the latest data center technologies to support high- density cloud computing infrastructures. The first of four 72,000 square feet facilities entered official production this March. CTEX offers six core solutions including Cloud, Managed Colocation, Managed Services, Virtual Datacenter, Managed Continuity and Professional services. CTEX’s Tier-IV data centers are located on Curaçao, safely outside the hurricane belt and major seismic zone in a politically neutral jurisdiction. The company is funded by local pension funds, development banks, and regional financial institutions. For more information visit: www.ctexpartners.com
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