Weeks Financial Cloud announced the launch of a new automated backup service for its dedicated servers on Thursday.
The cloud computing and connectivity provider said the new Bare Metal Automated Backup Service will initially be available in its London servers but will be expanded to other locations in the near future.
Using the service will allow firms to create image backups of their Weeks’ cloud servers. Though they do have some limitations, these can be used to quickly deploy a new server in the event of the original going offline.
In a statement sent to Finance Magnates, Weeks said that it is launching the new service in order to meet regulatory and compliance pressures that require firmto back upup and store their servers securely.
The service will be provided under a ‘pay-as-you-store’ model and is being launched following a successful proof of concept testing with a small customer set, who are now live on the service.
“The aim of this Backup service is to further increase the security options available to our clients in order to best protect their data, which is of the utmost importance toWeeks” said Weeks CEO Gordon McArthur.
“With the ever-increasing threat of hacking and malware attacks, security and backup procedures are imperative, particularly in a sensitive industry such as automated trading. I am extremely pleased to announce this server imaging addition to our offering and look forward to its implementation in London and other locations later in the year.”