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BATS Global Markets runs another successful business continuity test

BATS Global Markets (BATS), an operator of securities markets in the US and Europe, has completed another successful business continuity test.

As part of the organization’s latest test, the company’s global headquarters was disconnected from all outside network access for the entire day, mirroring what could happen in a disaster situation. All of BATS’ Kansas City-area employees reported to the disaster recovery site and conducted their daily routines from the secure and remote location.

BATS offices in New York City, Jersey City, and London continued normal operations.

“As one of the world’s largest stock market operators, we take business continuity planning very seriously and yesterday [September 4th] marked the second day this year we have operated our US businesses from our disaster recovery site. This process proves that we have the infrastructure redundancy in place to ensure we are equipped to handle potential disaster scenarios,” said Chris Isaacson, global chief information officer at BATS. “Operating our day-to-day business from a back-up facility in a seamless manner, with no disruption in service or performance, is a testament to the ongoing efforts we put into the testing of our business continuity planning process.”

This test marked the fourth time in two years that BATS’ primary office has been completely disconnected from outside network access, the company also tests its DR site live each month. For one full day each month since 2008, the company’s Operations, Technology, Regulatory and Surveillance teams based in the Kansas City office have operated from the DR site, with the primary headquarters remaining online.


•Date: 8th September 2014 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC testing & exercising

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