Google Cloud receives PCI DSS certification

Google has announced that its cloud platform received PCI DSS certification.

Google Cloud receives PCI DSS certification

Google has announced that its cloud platform received PCI DSS certification, paving the way for companies to use the platform to handle services that process or store credit card information.

The move, which is welcomed by developers looking to use Google cloud apps to process transactions, will enable customers to hold, process, or exchange cardholder information from any branded credit card on the platform.

The announcement will place Google among the growing number of PCI-compliant cloud service providers including AWS, Azure and Rackspace.

David Nye, director of DevOps at WePay, the online payment service provider which intends to switch over to Google Cloud, said: “Google Cloud Platform will enable WePay to process our partners’ transactions in a fully scalable, highly available environment with robust security features.

“The new PCI DSS certification that Google Cloud Platform has achieved enables WePay to dynamically grow our infrastructure as fast as our business and our partners’ businesses demand.”