Carbon emissions trader Carbon Capital Markets is using an online data back up service from Backup Direct to access Iron Mountain Digital's server back up and recovery product.
The LiveVault online service from Backup Direct automatically backs up Carbon Capital's data securely to Iron Mountain's datacentres. The backup can be done as regularly as every 15 minutes to ensure a recent recovery point and limit any losses.
The service will run alongside the company's tape based system to achieve two levels of back up.
"We found the tape-based system that we were using reliable but we wanted to have a two-level back up policy of using a tape system and an offsite system to safeguard our vital company information," said Mark Flitter, IT manager at Carbon Capital Markets.
Carbon Capital Markets provides carbon related financial products and services to companies affected by the EU Emissions Trading scheme. As a company regulated by the Financial Services Authority it must meet the industry regulator's data retention policies.
"As a company that has users working from various international time zones, our data is constantly being updated. We needed the additional ability to back up data outside of the scheduled times of a standard back up policy. The service available with Backup Direct Iron Mountain has enabled us to achieve this," said Flitter.