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CME Clearing House utilizes Send Word Now (SWN) to notify clients in the event of an emergency or DR situation. Clients can register to receive all Clearing House notifications at http://www.cmegroup.com/tools-information/subscriptions/advisory-subscribe.html

Recovery Time Frames

The CME Clearing House maintains a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) report. Within the BIA the CME Group identifies recovery times for all its applications with various recovery times. The recovery timeframe in the event there is a disruption to the data center that houses the CME Clearing production environment will be 2 hours or less. Recovery time for additional non-essential applications may occur outside of the 2 hr Recovery Time Objective (RTO) window. If the disruption occurs in a data center that does not house the CME Clearing production environment, no recovery time is needed.

Disaster Recovery Scenarios

In the event of a DR situation, the CME Clearing House plans for 3 potential scenarios:

The testing scenario for the FIA exercise is dictated by the FIA. On 2 designated Saturdays prior to the FIA test date, the CME Clearing House enables firms to ping test connectivity for that test date. These test times can be coordinated in advance with CME Group Clearing Services.

Firm Production to CME Clearing DR

In this scenario, the CME Group is forced to failover the Clearing environment to the back-up DR environment.

MQ and IPs and the sFTP DNS name (sftpng.cmegroup.com) are managed by CME Group and will access whichever environment is acting as production at that time (e.g., production or Disaster Recovery environments).

Firm DR to CME Clearing Production

In this scenario, the firm is forced to failover to its back-up DR environment. Firms will need to inform the CME Clearing House of the change to their IP address. Validation occurs to ensure communication between their back-up environment and the CME Clearing production environment. If needed, contact CME Group Clearing Services for assistance.

Firm DR to CME Clearing DR

In this final scenario, both the CME Group and clients have been forced to failover to their respective DR environments. Firms are expected to make their DR IP addresses available to CME Group. MQ IPs and the sFTP DNS name are managed by CME Group and will access whichever environment is acting as production at that time (e.g., production or Disaster Recovery environments).

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