Stream Data Centers, a provider of build-to-suit data centers and colocation facilities, has announced the inclusion of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Certification version 3.2 to its menu of industry-compliant certifications and services. PCI DSS is a comprehensive set of standards requiring service providers that store, process, or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to strict information security controls and processes.

Stream Data Centers designs its facilities to comply with rigorous standards set by trade groups and certifying organizations while maintaining relevant certifications and attestations,” said Stewart Collier, Managing Director of Stream Data Centers’ Critical Environments Services and operations practice. “For Stream, it’s all about maximizing uptime and value, without compromising health, safety, and security. Our Stream Data Centers Critical Environments Services practice is dedicated to continually improving and maintaining compliance certifications that are critical to our data center customers.”

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was created to meet the rising threat to individuals’ payment card information. Compliance with PCI DSS is mandatory for all organizations dealing with credit, debit and ATM cards, as defined by the PCI Security Standards Council, which includes industry giants like Visa, Master Card and American Express.


The PCI DSS standard includes twelve requirements that include the following:

  • Security management
  • Policies and procedures
  • Network architecture
  • User access management
  • Network and systems monitoring
  • Software development

“Applicability of this attestation is for physical security and management processes that govern access to customer equipment – all through security systems, policies, and procedures,” added Mr. Collier.

The certification is now active for facilities in San Antonio, Minneapolis, and Houston, with plans for Stream Data Centers to apply the PCI DSS ethos to design and operations of developments in DFW, Chicago, and all data centers going forward.