With transactions happening every minute on their devices across the globe, SumUp needed to design a hybrid IT environment that ensured payments would happen fast and comply with regulations.
SumUp partnered with Interxion to significantly reduce their transactional roundtrip latency, as the company worked to expand their European footprint. Placing their hardware in a colocation data centre, which housed the HSM, internet exchange, and cloud access point, reduced the distance between the initial transaction and sped up the payment process, while guaranteeing compliance.
After an excellent initial experience with Interxion, in 2018, SumUp decided to further expand its infrastructure on the European continent. SumUp decided to place additional hardware on Interxion’s Frankfurt campus, as Germany is the most important European market for SumUp and the campus is where the world’s largest Internet exchange point DE-CIX is located, an important internet gateway to the Central and Eastern European regions. Also, SumUp benefited from access to the multiple cloud providers hosted there.
In addition, Interxion’s international connectivity to cloud service providers with its Cloud Connect service made their data centres the perfect home for SumUp, as their applications use large cloud providers for different workloads.