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 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.
ICE will perform Chicago data center connection testing for customers on Saturday, January 5, and Saturday, January 12, 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.