Conekta is a payments service provider in Mexico that allows users to send and receive money online and offline. In addition to processing payments, Conekta allows companies and developers to create unique payment solutions with their own designs and workflows for any website or app.
Conekta processes payments for Oxxo/Femsa, a 1,000-store retail chain throughout Mexico. Oxxo/Femsa wanted to directly connect two data centers to process payments. The company also needed to scale by connecting services through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment and cloud. Additionally, Oxxo/Femsa had to boost security. Specifically, the VPN they were using was not dedicated and lacked a secure connection.
How We Solved It
To meet Oxxo/Femsa’s needs for more secure, scalable payment processing, Conekta chose Transtelco to make a direct connection between the two data centers and to AWS and the cloud. Conekta selected Transtelco due to its ability to provide direct connectivity, rock-solid security, and stability.
Transtelco provided a dedicated, 50 MB connection between the two Oxxo/Femsa data centers with a layer of security. The major benefit was security and stability of the connection—it has operated reliably and securely since deployment.
“It was a pleasant surprise to have AWS recommend a provider that was well-known and able to provide solutions that helped us achieve what we needed. Knowing that the Transtelco recommendation came from AWS made it an easier decision. Transtelco reached out immediately, conducted several planning meetings, and went above and beyond our expectations.”
— Omner Barajas, Infrastructure & Security Leader, Conekta