IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading global exchange operator and over-the-counter (OTC) energy marketplace, announced today that upon the close of business on January 18th, 2008, ICE’s 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 ICE’s 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 U.S., and the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange (WCE will transition to the ICE platform on December 10th, 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. Please reference the following IP/connection guidelines for further information on the complete list of required IPs:
ICE will perform Chicago data center connection testing for customers on Saturday, January 5th, and Saturday, January 12th, from 9 a.m. ET to 1 p.m. ET. ICE strongly suggests that all customers validate connectivity to the Chicago data center during these testing periods. ICE Help Desk staff will be available on these days to address connection issues. Additional information will be provided in mid-December.
Customers interested in dedicated access to the new Chicago data center via co-location, point-to-point, or hub connections are encouraged to contact the ICE via email at email@example.com.