St. Petersburg, Florida – (June 4, 2013) – PSCU announced today the grand opening and dedication of its newly expanded Phoenix, AZ site as the company’s primary data center. The upgraded and enlarged facility will serve as the hub for the technology-based services the CUSO delivers to its nearly 700 Member-Owner credit unions and their members. PSCU’s St. Petersburg, FL headquarters will serve as the company’s back-up data center, providing hot site redundancy during business interruption events.
“Continued innovation for our Member-Owners will ride on the big shoulders of game-changing technology,” said Michael J. Kelly, PSCU President & CEO. “The investment in our Phoenix data center reflects our commitment to excellence and creating a world-class environment to support the next generation of payments solutions and analytics tools,” said Kelly.
The data center renovation incorporates numerous technology, safety and environmental enhancements, such as server upgrades and state-of-art equipment protection systems. The new facility was also engineered to increase energy consumption efficiency by 50%.
“PSCU is a vital and important member of our business community,” said Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton. “Their investment, expanding their data center and naming Phoenix as their primary data center location, is welcome news that strengthens our technology sector and creates much needed jobs in our region.”
In addition to hosting the company’s critical technology infrastructure, PSCU’s data centers provide 24/7/365 servicing of technical inquiries from PSCU employees and credit union staff members.
Established in 1977, PSCU (St. Petersburg, Fla.) is the nation’s leading credit union service organization (CUSO) and serves more than 1,500 financial institutions nationwide. As a non-profit cooperative, the company is owned by more than 680 member credit unions representing 16 million credit, debit, prepaid, online bill payment, mobile and electronic banking accounts. Comprehensive 24/7/365 member support is delivered through four Contact Centers located throughout the United States that handle more than 18 million inquiries a year.
PSCU’s MōPRO initiative blends emerging technologies with proven strategies and empowers the CUSO to lead the industry in developing innovative payments solutions. This new culture of engagement, agility and energy can enhance both revenue and market share for Member-Owner credit unions. For more information, visit the PSCU website at www.pscu.com.