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So you’ve decided to make the move to the cloud. Congratulations!

What’s the next step? Finding a provider that not only provides the services you need, but whose cloud services are able to meet stringent IT and business standards.

Over the next few months, we’ll be having a regular series spotlighting different compliance standards, across multiple vertical markets. The first part in this series focuses on PCI-DSS, or the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

For businesses in retail, the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is an integral part of maintaining payment card data security. A set of requirements designed to ensure that all companies that process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment, PCI-DSS provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process.

PCI-DSS applies to any organization or merchant, regardless of size or number of transactions, that accepts, transmits or stores any cardholder data.

Specifying best practices, as well as various security controls, PCI-DSS requires organizations to do a few things:

  • Construct and maintain a secure hardware network
  • Application of security measures
  • Testing and monitoring of networks
  • Oversee policy that addresses security of information

So, with the holiday shopping season around the corner, where can your business find a cloud provider that is compliant with PCI-DSS?

The VMware vCloud Air Network, of course! How, you ask? Here comes the easy part:

Simply visit vCloudAirNetwork.com and under the “Providers” tab, click “Find a Provider”. From here, you’ll be brought to a screen displaying all 4,000+ partners in our network.

The next step is to filter to find the provider that meets your requirements. Our search features allow you to not only filter by data center location, vertical market, and types of services, but you can search for specific compliance standards as well.

To find a provider who is compliant with PCI-DSS, simply find the “Compliance & Qualifications” box and choose “PCI-DSS”:

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From there, a list of providers compliant with PCI-DSS will populate and you can select the provider that works for you. With 60+ providers on the vCloud Air Network with PCI-DSS compliance, you’re bound to find a fit for your business.

Ready to get started? Find a provider today by visiting vCloudAirNetwork.com.

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