Actel Consulting Advises HKEx On Building A Next Generation Hosting Data Center In Hong Kong

Beginning in 2010 and over a three-year span, Actel Consulting is advising HKEx on a next generation Hosting Data Center from business case to design, rollout and transition to HKEx operations teams.
 
Nov. 28, 2011 - PRLog -- ACTEL CONSULTING ADVISES HKEx ON BUILDING A NEXT GENERATION HOSTING DATA CENTER IN HONG KONG

Hong Kong, November 28, 2011 - On October 26, 2011, Claude Achcar, Managing Director of Actel Consulting shared the Podium with Ryan Wuebbels, Head, Relationship Management, HKEx at the Finance & Investment Forum for Data Centers Asia and Pacific to present the HKEx Case Study of Building a Next Generation Data Centre in Hong Kong.

Beginning in 2010 and over a three-year span, Actel Consulting is advising HKEx on a next generation Hosting Data Center from business case to design, rollout and transition to HKEx operations teams. The new facility, which will also contain the HKEx Primary data center housing Cash, Derivatives, and clearing businesses, is located in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate and will include two floors dedicated to hosting services. It has been designed to be a Tier 4 and LEED Gold standard facility.

Actel Consulting has first undertaken the project in 2010 and aims to complete it within 3 phases into 2012. Phase one covered market research, benchmarking, and Business Case building; Phase two, the Operating and Financial models. The current Phase three, dedicated to Business Requirements, Design, Technical Specifications, Tendering, Evaluation and Rollout Supervision will be completed in 2012.

“Actel Consulting has provided excellent service and assistance to HKEx in determining how to make the most out of our hosting services investment.  With an innovative Ecosystem approach that allows exchange participants to interact with information and technology vendors we believe that we have found the right balance that will benefit all market participants.” says Ryan Wuebbels.

“We are proud of our association and the consulting services we have been performing to HKEx, China’s World Market, since 2010.  We look forward to the work ahead and to the successful launch of the hosting services by HKEx in 2012” says Claude Achcar.

Common in this age of electronic trading, the Data Center will provide HKEx with a business extension into Hosting Services, which answers high customer demand on the Hong Kong market. Formerly closed to brokers, the service will open up to an ecosystem of brokers, information and technology vendors and service providers.  It will also facilitate faster network performance.

The hosting data center is being designed to offer:
•   1200 racks @ 6KVA/rack
•   Low latency network and trading connectivity
•   Secure facility with remote hands support
•   Ecosystem model with cross-connections
•   Global market connectivity

About Actel Consulting

Actel Consulting is a leading specialist strategy and technology consulting firm operating across Asia and offering services related to Internet and Information Technology, Advanced Network Infrastructure, and Emerging Network Services.  Since inception in 2002, Actel Consulting has achieved significant credentials in terms of new business generation, revenue growth, and strategic alliances formed.  Clients range from fast growing and innovative venture or PE backed technology firms to large multinational enterprises in various sectors including IT, telecom, digital media, and financial services.  For further information, please visit http://www.actelconsulting.com

About HKEx

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, or HKEx, operates a securities market and a derivatives market in Hong Kong and the clearing houses for those markets.  HKEx was listed in Hong Kong in 2000 and is now one of the world’s largest exchange owners based on the market capitalisation of its shares.  For further information, please visit http://www.hkex.com.hk

For more information on Actel Consulting, contact: Claude Achcar – claude@actelconsulting.com

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Actel Consulting is a leading specialist strategy and technology consulting firm operating across Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa for close to ten years. Services cover Internet and IT, Advanced Network Infrastructure, and Emerging Network Services.
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