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Technical Overview

CME RNet is a client-managed connectivity solution providing access to EBS Direct (QDM) products. RNet services are available in Secaucus, Slough and Tokyo. Only Equinix Licensed Space customers at these specific locations can order RNet service.

  • Only Equinix IBX Licensed Space customers at Secaucus, Slough and Tokyo can order service and connect to RNet with an Equinix cross connect.
  • Customers cannot connect to this service using a carrier circuit.
  • CME Group will issue a Letter of Authorization (“LOA”) for each location. Customers will submit the LOA to Equinix with their cross connect request.

CME RNet connectivity provides access to following products:

  • QDM 2.0
  • EBS Workstation
  • CPT 2.0

For more details about trading CME Group products via this connectivity method, contact your Client Integration Services (CIS).

Handoff Specifications
  • 10 Gbps hand-off
  • Single Mode Fiber
  • 10G-LR (10GBASE-LR)
  • 1310nm wavelength

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Figure: QDM - Secaucus, Slough, Tokyo Connectivity

CME RNet Connectivity Procedures

Upon successful validation of the cross connects and site acceptance by CME Group, the customer is responsible for the following procedures:

  • Configuring the customer application
  • Configuring routers
  • Selecting a preferred path between the two X-Connects

Routing Requirements

Customer routers must be capable of using advanced TCP/IP Protocols including BGP.

  • CME will assign /31 IP Address for the X-Connects
  • BGP routing must be used on the routers terminating CME Group connections.
  • CME will not support BGP timers faster than 3 & 9 seconds
  • It is recommended that customers use a routing protocol between their routers to provide automatic failover.
  • All IP packets destined for CME Group must be sourced from CME Group-assigned private address space. (/27 block will be assigned to each customer). Customers have the ability to advertise more specific routes on the connections to allow for routing failover and fault tolerance.
  • Should customers decide to place the server behind another network device, they will be responsible for network address translation.
  • CME will advertise CME owned public IP prefixes used for respective CME products
  • CME will assign a private ASN for clients who wish to use private ASN

The following restrictions apply to connectivity:

  • No site-to-site connectivity.
  • No direct server connectivity into CME network gear/environment.
  • CME does not support asymmetric routing between the X-Connects.
  • CME Group will not accept traffic sourced from any customer’s public IP space.

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