Kansas City Star: MasterCard relocating back-up processing center from New York to KC

Kevin Collison reports on MasterCard’s move of its backup processing center from New York to Kansas City.

Artie Ahrens, senior vice president of computer and network services for MasterCard, said the facility will serve as a backup for the company’s main processing center in St. Louis.

“What we’ve always been concerned about was the distance from St. Louis to the Long Island backup site,” Ahrens said. “The Sept. 11 event showed us if we had to get there, it would have been difficult.”

MasterCard officials decided they wanted to build a new backup center within a four- to six-hour drive of St. Louis.

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