KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bats Global Markets (Bats), a leading operator of exchanges and services for financial markets globally, announced the successful and total operation of its U.S. markets from its Kansas City-area disaster recovery (DR) site yesterday as part of its ongoing Business Continuity Planning (BCP) process.
Twice annually, Bats executes this critical element of its BCP process by disconnecting the company’s global headquarters from all outside network access for the day, mirroring what could happen in a disaster situation. All of the 132 employees based at Bats’ global headquarters in Kansas City reported to the DR site and conducted their daily routines from the secure, remote location or worked remotely. The Bats offices in New York, Chicago, London and Singapore operated normally.
“As one of the world’s largest market operators, redundancy is critical to our business and something that we take very seriously,” said Chris Isaacson, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer at Bats. “The success of yesterday’s BCP exercise is a testament to the hard work of our team and the ongoing efforts we put into the testing of our business continuity planning process.”
In addition to yesterday’s semi-annual BCP test, Bats also tests its local Kansas City DR site each month. For one full day monthly since 2008, the company’s Operations, Technology, Regulatory and Surveillance teams in Kansas City have operated from the local DR site, with the primary headquarters remaining online.
In addition to the local DR site for the global headquarters, Bats maintains a DR site in Chicago that serves as a backup for its exchange technology infrastructure that is located in Secaucus, N.J.
About Bats Global Markets, Inc.
Bats Global Markets, Inc., is a leading operator of exchanges and services for financial markets around the world with a stated mission of Making Markets Better. Bats operates the largest equities exchange in Europe and the continent’s largest trade reporting facility. In the U.S., Bats operates four stock exchanges, which taken together constitute the largest market for ETF trading and the second-largest equities market in the country. Bats also operates two U.S. options markets. Bats owns Hotspot, a leading institutional spot foreign exchange market. The company is headquartered in Kansas City with offices in New York, London, Chicago and Singapore. Visit bats.com and @BatsGlobal for more information.