Intercontinental Exchange, an exchange operator and over-the-counter energy marketplace, has announced that upon the close of business on January 18, 2008, its primary trade matching engine for all OTC and futures products will migrate permanently from Atlanta to the company’s Chicago data center location.
The state-of-the-art hosting facility includes expanded co-location capabilities and will provide the physical space, electric power, and bandwidth necessary to accommodate continued growth in Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) messaging traffic, trading volume and customer base. The current Atlanta-based data center will become the disaster recovery (DR) site for the ICE trade matching engine.
The systems being relocated provide support for ICE’s global electronic markets, which include ICE OTC, ICE Futures Europe, ICE Futures US, and the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange (WCE will transition to the ICE platform on December 10, 2007).
Customers currently using one of ICE’s connectivity solutions such as co- location, data hub, point-to-point, or a managed network provider, will have continued access to the Chicago data center without disruption and without the need for additional circuits. All customer connections will be automatically routed to the Chicago data center and customers will not be required to make any network or connection configuration changes.