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Projects & Agreements The London Metal Exchange selects Interxion London for its Trading Platform Interxion has announced that the London Metal Exchange has expanded its footprint at Interxion’s London data centre campus with its newly upgraded trading platform, LMEselect. The London Metal Exchange is the centre for global metals trading, with the world’s largest market in futures and options contracts for base metals. The majority of global base metals business takes place on its market, which last year equated to $10.3 trillion notional, 3.5 billion tonnes and 157 million lots. Home to over 200 capital markets participants including industry-leading banks, proprietary traders and hedge funds, Interxion’s London data centre campus is at the centre of the European trading landscape, making it a logical choice to locate the primary LMEselect platform. In addition to making Interxion London the primary production location of LMEselect for base metals, the exchange also listed its new LMEprecious products on this platform, when it launched on 10th July 2017 (subject to regulatory approval). LMEprecious responds to market demand by making available an innovative new suite of exchange-traded, loco London precious metals products. For further information visit: www.interxion.com and www.lme.com 44 | August 2017 IT Service Provider Thekking Selects Cohesity’s Efficient Web-Scale Data Protection For Its Enterprise Customer Base Thekking has selected Cohesity to considerably simplify its customer data protection and improve its Service Level Agreement (SLA) and competitive offering. The Cohesity C2500 system provides data protection and disaster recovery services across two data centre locations in Iceland for the company’s large VMware environments. The additional IOPs and compute power of the Cohesity nodes have helped Thekking to better utilise key Veeam features such as Instant VM Recovery and Virtual Lab. The main challenge for Thekking was to find a solution that would improve deduplication rates beyond what was provided by the existing Veeam solution and do so within the boundaries of the budget constraints. Recognising Cohesity’s ability to provide an infinitely scalable platform at an affordable price, Thekking chose Cohesity’s secondary storage after considering several deduplication appliances that were evaluated based on their ability to scale easily and their simplicity of operation. A proof of concept allowed Thekking to thoroughly vet the Cohesity technology. Ease of setup, system stability, and instant node expansion of the cluster were key operational requirements validated by the customer. Technological criteria of setting up Veeam copy jobs to a Network File System (NFS) mount point were accomplished in a matter of minutes and within an hour the first copy jobs were running. Finally, the deduplication was monitored to ensure that the storage efficiency achieved would allow for a solid business case, which was critical for the Thekking management. For further information visit: www.thekking.is Schneider Electric deploys modular edge data centre at Infinity London campus Schneider Electric has announced the final deployment phase of a modular edge data centre solution for a leading global professional services company, at Infinity’s Romford North data centre campus. The new data centre will host a distributed cloud service which requires regional edge data centres to meet real-time latency, high performance and data sovereignty requirements. Ensuring consistency of design, delivery and service management are key elements for lights-out, always-on infrastructure in multiple locations. The Schneider Electric modular solution provides the highest levels of reliability and efficiency in this application. Schneider Electric’s standardised, factory engineered data centre modules combine predictable performance with fast deployment, flexibility and scalability. The collaboration with Infinity enables global enterprises to build, deploy and manage data centre requirements in a Tier 4 UTI accredited site with 15MW of available IT capacity. Infinity’s Romford North site is purpose built for high density, high performance computing platforms and large scale cloud providers. As one of the most prestigious data centres in Europe, it has 10,000m 2 of technical space and 15MW of highly resilient net IT capacity expandable to 20MW. The data centre also offers carrier-neutral connectivity, including BT Openreach, Colt, euNetworks, Level 3, Verizon, Virgin Media and Zayo. For further information visit: www.schneider-electric.com