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Press Release -- September 3rd, 2020
Source: IPC Systems
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IPC Launches Connexus Infrastructure Services at HKEX Colocation Facility

Market participants benefit from IaaS to rapidly set-up low-latency trading access to HKEX.

Hong Kong – September 3, 2020 – IPC, a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community, today announced that it is introducing Connexus Infrastructure Services (CIS), its industry-leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution, at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) colocation facility.

CIS provides a turnkey environment that enables market participants to quickly set-up trading infrastructure without the cost and complexity associated with creating a physical trading environment of their own. IPC is offering dedicated bare metal servers hosted in its racks within the HKEX state-of-the-art data center. The service will give customers the opportunity to use existing trading models, or test new models, directly with HKEX, whilst benefitting from significantly reduced lead times.

The services range from fractional cabinet colocation to complete infrastructure management including server, firewall and storage administration. These services are available in private or hybrid IaaS models coupled with managed connectivity that leverages IPC’s Connexus Cloud connectivity to access and manage the environment. Customers can also utilize the HKEX colocation infrastructure as a regional trading hub to reach other APAC and global exchange colocation sites, using the IPC Connexus portfolio.

“We are delighted to give market participants a competitive edge with our managed infrastructure solutions, offering colocation with Hong Kong Exchanges combined with varying levels of compute power, storage and security,” said Mark Curran, Vice President, Asia-Pacific Network Operations, IPC. “As a result, customers can benefit from faster, more flexible market access and cost-effective solutions that deliver the processing power and low latency connectivity needed to effectively trade the markets.”

This announcement coincides with the HKEX announcement of their latest MSCI index futures contracts that further expand their derivatives product suite, and continues to enhance the partnership between the two companies that anchors their long-term commitment to the region.

CIS is part of IPC’s Connexus Cloud financial ecosystem, an unparalleled multi-cloud platform for the global financial markets, an ecosystem that interconnects nearly 7,000 diverse capital market participants across 750 cities in over 60 countries.

About IPC

IPC is a technology and service leader that powers financial markets globally. We help clients anticipate change and solve problems, setting the standard with industry expertise, exceptional service and comprehensive technology. With customers first and always, we collaborate with each to understand their individual needs to help make them secure, productive and compliant within our connected community. Through service excellence, long-developed expertise and a focus on innovation and community, we provide agile and efficient ways for our customers to accelerate their ability to adapt to the ever–changing requirements for advanced data networks, compliance and collaboration with all counter-parties across the financial markets. www.ipc.com

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