Infrastructure

There are many questions to address when implementing a payment solution. Is my data and that of my customers in safe hands? Will I receive timely funds? Will my payment page always be accessible to customers?

Adyen infrastructure meets the highest standards of security, integrity, and stability. And we have the right control mechanisms to ensure it.

Availability, uptime & processing speed

Adyen’s systems have been designed for maximum uptime through a redundant and stateless service-oriented architecture (SOA) that simultaneously accepts payments on multiple physical hosting locations.

Adyen’s standard real-time reporting dashboard contains SLA reports. Processing speed is typically under one second, including risk checks, depending on the speed of the underlying acquirer and/or issuer involved. It has been designed to handle large volume including comprehensive fraud screening.

Hosting facilities

Adyen currently hosts its main systems in two separate data centers in Europe and two in the U.S. We administer and manage all our own servers. All payments processed are stored in Europe. We do not outsource any administration to third parties, nor do we use any public cloud services for payment processing.

All systems are connected to a dual Internet uplink. With Ethernet bonding on multiple redundant switches and dual power from independent feeds, Adyen achieves maximum redundancy for its customers.

Software & hardware

Adyen is fully built on open source software. This gives us maximum control over our software components while remaining independent of any third party. All development, system administration, networking, database administration and security activities are performed in-house by Adyen experts.

Development

All our developers are employed by Adyen at our Amsterdam headquarters, and work closely together with Adyen departments around the world. Crucially, we publish new releases of our core system every three to four weeks – without downtime and without the active involvement of our customers.