Savvis Selected for BATS’ Secondary Data Center

BATS Global Markets and Savvis announced today that the exchange operator will utilize the managed computing and infrastructure provider’s Chicago CH4 data center as its secondary data center facility for all three of its U.S. markets.

According to BATS and Savvis, the build out and subsequent transition to this new back-up data center will be completed this year. 

"We believe the Savvis CH4 data center in Chicago is the right place to serve as our secondary site for our three U.S. markets because of the rich ecosystem of trading participants and cutting-edge, scalable IT services and connectivity options," said Chris Isaacson, chief operating officer for BATS in a release. "Savvis has a proven track record in hosting our infrastructure, as well as a number of other execution facilities, and we are pleased to expand our partnership with them in the U.S."

Savvis already houses BATS’ primary matching engines and associated trading infrastructure for these three markets in its Weehawken, N.J. data center. Savvis now is both the primary and secondary disaster recovery data center provider for BATS’ U.S. operations. BATS has also extended its existing services contract for hosting at Savvis’ Weehawken facility.

BATS currently uses a data center facility in Nutley, N.J., as its disaster recovery site for the backup of its BZX Equities Exchange.

The migration of the BZX Exchange disaster recovery site and the build out of the BYX Exchange and BATS Options sites in the Savvis Chicago CH4 facility will be completed later this year.  A detailed implementation schedule will be distributed to trading participants in due course.

In the U.S., BATS operates two equities exchanges, the BZX Exchange and BYX Exchange, and an equity options market, BATS Options.