PayEx specializes in invoicing, financing and payment services. It was looking for a cloud solution that could help it deploy innovative payment services in a reliable, scalable and secure way to meet changing customer needs for high availability.

This initiative is part of the company's continuous effort of looking for new ways to optimize and provide added business value, while increasing efficiencies and lowering the total cost of operations. In this instance, it wanted to scale the organization and deploy a new solution capable of modernizing its PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) service offered through 60,000+ terminal units.

For this project, PayEx turned to trusted partner Orange Business Services, an expert in managing PCI DSS platforms. Orange has been securely hosting PayEx’s legacy PCI DSS on-premise environment since 2011 via its subsidiary Basefarm.

Innovation within the confines of governance

As a financial company, PayEx must follow strict regulatory procedures defined by each operating country’s financial supervisory authority. These regulations have not advanced as fast as technology, which creates challenges when migrating to the cloud.

Although PayEx did not have any history of cloud implementations, it wanted to deploy its payment terminals in the cloud. They approached Orange to develop a cloud solution that would build trust and loyalty among PayEx’s customers, while adhering to financial regulations.



With Orange cloud, we can continue to deliver secure and innovative payment solutions with high service levels to our customers.

 

Helge Dahl, Business Architect at PayEx

Experts within Orange looked at different solutions that would fit PayEx’s structure and platform operations, while staying aligned with existing on-premise processes. It settled on a public cloud solution in Microsoft Azure based on Kubernetes, an open-source containerization orchestration platform.

To deploy and manage the containerized applications, Orange offered a fully-managed Azure Kubernetes service with PCI DSS compliance. This provided continuous integration and delivery experience coupled with enterprise-grade security.

The architectural framework has been specifically designed to help PayEx deploy and operate the payment processing system and credit card handling solution in Microsoft Azure. The automation provided by the solution helps PayEx adopt Azure solutions, showcasing how to deploy a secure and compliant workload, while adhering to PCI DSS compliance standards.

Looking ahead

Implementing the unique Kubernetes solution in Azure has enabled PayEx to strengthen its digital offering to stay at the forefront of its marketplace, continuing to create customer value for the future. The company is now looking at moving other operations to the cloud using container technology.