Advantage Futures

CME Colocation Facility

The Place To Be

April 2012

The launch of DC3 commenced in January and is now well underway heading into the second quarter. With the benefits of colocating in DC3, we are seeing an increased number of clients reserving Advantage rack space for colocation services. Advantage Futures has received positive feedback from the trading community regarding performance at DC3. Clients report speed benefits in line with what the CME had communicated to the marketplace. One Advantage client, who began utilizing DC3 from its January 29, 2012 launch, communicated that they saw a measurable increase in profitability per trade.

The CME’s DC3 Data Center colocation offering has brought the speed from client to matching engine to microseconds down from milliseconds. Advantage invests and designs our network to maximize colocation benefits by minimizing time spent on Advantage infrastructure.

CME Groups Data Center Features Include:

  • More than 428,000 square feet of space (bigger than 7 football fields)
  • Two 138,000 volt transmission quality utility services from two separate power plants
  • Environmentally green, cutting-edge HVAC and electrical distribution equipment

CME Server Colocation Hosting Services – Power and Space

  • 12.5 MW of usable power to colocation customers in initial phase
  • Tier 3 design with additional security, fire protection and infrastructure enhancements
  • Two tiers of power capacity per licensed cabinet, including licensed space, power and data center environmentals

CME Server Colocation Connectivity Services – Lowest Latency and Equidistant

  • CME GLink – Equidistant Cross Connect to ensure location neutrality for all customers, 10GB option or 1GB option
  • Multiple diverse entrances, redundant carrier rooms
  • Carrier-neutral, open access telecommunications policy provides for flexibility, including CME GLink, Cross Connects, Bulk Transport and Utility Networks

CME Server Colocation Support Services – Convenience and Responsiveness

  • Flexibility in maintaining and servicing equipment • Onsite technicians for routine maintenance as well as emergency assistance
  • 24/7 Customer Support Team, including remote hands, shipping and receiving, customer support portal and customer amenities

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