FreeAgent Case Study
Ultra Secure availability for online accounting services
FreeAgent is the fast-growing UK leader in online accounting services, with more than 30,000 paying customers in over 80 countries.
Since launching in 2007, FreeAgent has grown to the position of helping tens of thousands of freelancers and small businesses in the UK manage their books and invoicing, enabling businesses to send invoices and estimates, track time and expenses, analyse bank statements and build real-time accounts, all done simply with no confusing accounting jargon and offered on a month-by-month billing model.
The company has its own hardware, with dedicated servers colocated at The Bunker’s ex-MOD nuclear bunker Ultra Secure facilities.
Products & Services
- 24/7/365 Support
- Ultra Secure data centre
- PCI DSS Compliance
Ultra Secure data protection
The Bunker provides FreeAgent with two Ultra Secure colocation racks in geographically isolated data centres, each with diverse power supplies and resilient network connectivity to the internet.
FreeAgent utilises these data centres in a ‘live’ and ‘hot spare’ configuration, with The Bunker providing a dedicated network interconnection to enable FreeAgent to replicate data in real-time between sites.
The Bunker’s Ultra Secure regime more than satisfies FreeAgent’s specific compliance requirements around the physical security of its infrastructure and helps FreeAgent achieve PCI DSS compliance. This clear demonstration of commitment to best practice tells its customers that FreeAgent takes the security of their clients’ data and every level of its application very seriously.
Our Ultra Secure solution
From stringent around the clock control of access to the site, to unparalleled levels of digital security and ISO 27001 certified processes, The Bunker’s acknowledged world class security experts created a solution based on FreeAgent’s exact needs.
Monitored 24/7/365, with dedicated multiple power sources and diverse fiber connectivity to multiple internet providers. The Bunker takes every possible step to ensuring FreeAgent’s online accounting service is available to its customers at all times.
At each site, FreeAgent runs a number of powerful servers, all of which are virtualised using SmartOS. This allows the company to easily and, perhaps more importantly quickly provision new virtual machines on-demand, as it needs them.