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CME Group defines a Disaster Recovery (DR) event as the transfer of the CME BrokerTec EU or US production environment to the CME BrokerTec EU or US DR environment due to failure or abnormal termination of the production environment. This topic describes possible DR scenarios and the disaster recovery recommendations available to CME and CDN Connectivity customers referred to herein as Connectivity Customers.

CME Connectivity includes; GLink – Secaucus and Slough, LNet, EConnect NY5, EConnect NY4/NY5, EConnect 111 8th Ave/165 Halsey, Globex Hub – Aurora, Slough, London, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore and Hong Kong and Client INTERNET Link.

CDN connectivity includes; iLite, iLite2, Lite Member, Site-to-Site VPN and Hardware VPN.

Customers will be given 2 sets of IPs - Production (Primary and Secondary) and DR-Backup (Primary and Secondary). When an event occurs customers will have to actively manage and connect to the backup IPs.  Customer must add to their allowable address range BrokerTec DR IP addresses to be ready when an event occurs.

CME’s Global Command Center (“GCC”) sends out DR Event Notifications when a failover occurs. Customers can register to receive these notifications.

Operational Scenarios

Below are high level diagrams of BrokeTec US and EU normal operation and failover scenarios. 

The first diagram depicts normal operations with connectivity services connecting to production platforms.  Diagram 2 depicts an event where BrokerTec US Production Platform is off-line and Disaster Recovery is invoked, customers activate US DR IP addresses and connect to BrokerTec’ US DR location, Aurora - DC3.  Diagram 3 depicts an event where BrokerTec EU Production Platform is off-line, Disaster Recovery is invoked, customers activate EU DR IP addresses and connect to BrokerTec’s EU DR location, Secuacus – NY5.

Diagram 1 - Normal Operations


Diagram 2 - BrokerTec US market event and fail-over


Diagram 3 - BrokerTec EU market event and fail-over

CME Group identifies a scenario that would initiate DR procedures for Connectivity Customers:

  • CME BrokerTec EU or US market is unavailable / CME Back-end Shared Services available

CME Group Data Center Environments

Connectivity Customers may lose connectivity to the CME BrokerTec EU or US Production environment in the event of a production failure. If this occurs, customers are responsible for connecting to the CME BrokerTec EU or US DR environment. The table below provides guidelines to ensure a successful re-connection for business continuity.

Disaster Scenario for CME BrokerTec EU or US Connectivity Customers

The following table details the scenario for which the Connectivity Customers must be prepared.

Disaster Scenario

Availability

Description

CME Responsibility

Customer Responsibility

Scenario 1

  • CME BrokerTec EU or US markets unavailable
  • CME Back-end Shared Services available

Customer has lost connectivity to CME BrokerTec EU or US Front-end Services Production environment.

CME initiates CME BrokerTec EU or US Front-end  DR procedures.

Customer must reconnect to CME BrokerTec EU or US Front-end DR environment using DR IP Addresses and Ports.