When it comes to data centers and the financial services industry, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Financial services professionals must manage several important applications, from storing confidential data to mission-critical trading activities.

It’s no easy task to find a data center supporting these necessary functions while maintaining the security configurations the financial services industry mandates.

The Kentucky data centers listed below provide the infrastructure and security levels that clients in the financial services sector need to protect company and client data and meet compliance requirements. Each one offers high-performing, secure solutions to an industry closely scrutinized by regulators and the public and has much to lose if anything goes wrong.

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The SIS Managed Solution Center (MSC) in Lexington offers its clients leading-edge infrastructure and network security. This Tier 3 data center is SSAE 16 certified, with systems operations monitored 24/7. Data communication networks are accessed via fiber optic networks that support redundant, easily scalable bandwidth.

Core services include:

  • Fully managed platforms that take the burden of IT management away from busy financial professionals
  • Secure hosting with the latest developments in place
  • Rapid recovery to ensure business continuity if disaster strikes


CyrusOne has a 140,000-square-foot data center in Florence. Situated close to downtown Cincinnati and the Cincinnati airport, the facility supports HPC (high-performance computing) environments, secure data backup and storage, reliable business continuity, and other services essential to the financial services environment.

Features include:

  • Multiple redundancy levels
  • On-site security 24/7, with heavily controlled access to hosted equipment
  • Monitoring of network security levels
  • Access to multiple carriers and providers to suit client preference

Peak 10 (Flexential)

Peak 10’s managed data services offer solid protection against hostile access and service downtime. The company’s Louisville staff can set up and oversee data backup for as many outlets as the financial services client requires and arrange to copy everything to a secondary site for added security.

Services include:

  • Restoring data within 30 minutes of request, regardless of location or media type
  • Industry-leading firewall and VPN services
  • Closing system monitoring
  • Scanning and verification of incoming data
  • VPN connections tailored to the needs of the client and its users

The Bottom Line

Financial services companies looking for data center services can have a difficult time finding IT infrastructure that meets their needs. Stringent regulations and compliance requirements emphasize higher-than-average security and business continuity levels, so these companies require a data center that can customize its offerings. The three Kentucky data centers described here have an excellent record in that respect.

What data center do you use for your financial services data hosting and management?  Let us know your thoughts in the Comments box below.

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