(PRWEB) August 3, 2005
IXEurope has today announced that it has won a contract with Global Equities, the Paris based investment specialists, to provide enhanced business continuity to its trading network. The three-year contract is IXEuropeÂs first business continuity client outside of Germany, following the acquisition of leading German Business Continuity player GIC in May this year.
Driven by the requirements of Basel II, the solution will underpin Global EquitiesÂ operational risk strategy, guaranteeing business continuity in the event of unforeseen system downtime.
Based in the centre of Paris, Global Equities previous business continuity facility was also located centrally and considered close enough to be exposed to the same risks. Located in a business district north of Paris, IXEuropeÂs facility is 25km from Global Equities office, which is in considered an ideal geagraphic position.
The state-of-the-art business continuity service provides 24/7/365 access to a complete suite of custom designed multi-screen back-up trading seats. The facility offers considerable levels of resilience and high performance network connectivity, directly linked to MCI, France Telecom and Colt Telecom.
Olivier Bisiaux, CTO of Global Equities, commented, "As we expand our operations, IXEuropeÂs state-of-the-art business continuity suite provides a dedicated facility that can be rapidly deployed to meet our requirements. IXEuropeÂs flexible contract terms, geographical location and highly robust and resilient network all contribute to helping us minimise lost trading time should a disaster strike and cause unplanned downtime to our systems."
Bruno Paolini, General Manager of IXEuropeÂs operations in France, said: ÂThe Basel II regulations have made business continuity a key consideration for the majority of businesses, trading firms in particular are turning to solutions that help guarantee and support their infrastructure Â maintaining constant connectivity with no interruption to their core business. IXEurope can work in partnership with these firms to provide enterprise-class business continuity and realise zero tolerance for downtime.Â
IXEurope provides outsourced datacentre services and hosted solutions management in four countries - UK, Germany, France and Switzerland - through its network of datacentres.
As a specialist in datacentre services, IXEurope offers its customers access to flexible outsourced solutions while they maintain overall control of their projects. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope gives clients cost effective access to expertise and exceptional service levels.
IXEurope delivers its services to systems integrators and IT consultants; hosting and managed service providers; and network service providers. Working in partnership with our solution providers, IXEurope datacentres house IT and networking systems for global enterprises, financial institutions, government agencies and e-commerce and mid-sized companies. IXEurope's backers include Bank of America Equity Partners and European Acquisition Capital. For more information please visit the website at http://www.ixeurope.com
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