Connectivity Options

Learn more about the connectivity options CME Group offers in both the production and test environments.

Get information about connectivity providers such as CME GLink, CME Econnect, CME Cert VPN. CME Group offers you details about each connectivity option, including definition, supported interfaces, cost, availablity, and more.

Learn more about the options for production connectivity including CME GLink, CME EConnect, LNet, CME Globex, and more. This spreadsheet will explain the cost, availability, setup, and more for each connectivity option.

  CME GLink CME EConnect CME EConnect Secaucus LNet CME Globex Hub CME Cloud Link Client INTERNETLink
Definitions Client-managed solution that will provide the lowest latency connectivity to the CME Globex platform and is available only at CME Group’s co-location facility. Client-managed solution allowing customers to cross connect to the CME Group data centers in NY and NJ via a cross connect within the data centers or via a circuit delivered to the MMR within the CME point of presence (POP) facilities.

Client-managed solution allowing customers to cross connect to
CME Group at the Equinix, Secaucus NY4/NY5 campus.

Both the A and B feeds are provided at this data center.

Client-managed solution via a CME Group-specified colocation facility. Customers are required to house the CME Group-certified trading applications at the colocation facility.

Both the A and B feeds are provided at this data center.

Client-managed physical connections to the CME Group points of presence in London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo. CME Group offers access to both the A and B feeds at the London and Tokyo points of presence. Client-managed solution enabling the distribution of CME Group market data within specific cloud environments. A secure, encrypted VPN tunnel through the Internet.
Supported Interfaces All client interfaces: iLink, Market Data Platform, CME Direct and CME Clearing systems. Cloud provider's interfaces will be used to transport CME Group market data. Customer must have an account with the Cloud provider to access data. iLink and CME Clearing systems
Capacity & Bandwidth 10 Gb interface/handoff 1Gbps & 10Gbps interface/handoff Customer or Cloud provider defined. Increments of 0.5Mbps up to 20Mbps
Redundancy* CME Group recommends customers maintain a redundant site. Diverse network routes are designed for both the A and B feeds. Both the A and B feeds are provided at this data center.

CME Group recommends customers maintain a redundant site.

Access to 2 data centers provided by diverse CME Group- authorized carriers. Dependent on customer's cloud requirements. Dependent on client Internet connection.
CME Group or Client-managed Client-managed within CME Group’s colocation facility. Client manages connection(s) to data center. CME Group manages the equipment on-site at the data center and CME Group global backbone connectivity. Client managed connectivity to Cloud environment. Client and CME Group manage their respective connections to the Internet.
Monthly Cost 10 Gb = $12,000
One-Time Install = $2,000
1Gbps = $4,000
10Gbps = $6,000
1Gbps = $4,000
10Gbps = $6,000
1Gbps = $8,000
10Gbps = $12,000
1Gbps = $1,000
10Gbps = $2,000
Customer is charged $1.49 per hour for each hour data is being pulled or pushed to their environment. $500 monthly per 0.5Mbps increment, based on bandwidth subscription to CME Group.
Minimum Commitment Period 12 months No minimum commitment period. Customer can subscribe and unsubscribe at any time. 6 months
Availability Customers who lease Licensed Space at the co-location facility. Customers who lease space within the respective facility.
Globally available via CME Group's Cloud Provider (e.g., Google Cloud Platform (GCP)) regions.
Global
Customer Set-up

Must have Licensed Space at CME Group's co-location facility.
Complete paperwork.

Connectivity between the CME GLink access switch and the customers Licensed Space uses an equidistant cross connect to ensure location neutrality.

Either cross connect to CMEGroup  via leased space within the respective facilities or have circuit delivered to CME Group designated patch panel.

Contact CME Group with request and specific process requirements.

Cross connect to CME Group  via leased space within the Equinix, Secaucus data center. Contact CME Group with request and specific process requirements.

Lease access to CME Group- specified colocation facilities (see Authorized Carriers/Vendors).

Manage implementation of circuits and equipment.

Contact CME Group with request and specific process requirements.

Lease access to both data centers in the respective cities where applicable.

Manage implementation of connections from a CME Group- authorized carrier.

Contact CME Group with request and specific process requirements.

Customer uses Cloud Provider's native tools to subscribe to this service. Have a secure Internet connection and Cisco router.
Best Suited for Clients Who: Customers that have in-house network expertise and manage their own carrier and network relationships. Desire lower bandwidth and processing costs, optimization of data, want to leverage cloud provider's investment and scale to support their environment.

Prefer to manage their own CME Globex connection

Have in-house network expertise Use Cisco routers

Feel comfortable using internet connectivity for production activity

Need back-up production access

CME Group Authorized Carriers/Vendors CME Group provided cross connects included in monthly recurring cost. Vendor neutral data centers Equinix,Telx, SAVVIS & DRT/ Open Contact Exchange Connectivity and Hosting Operations, echo@cmegroup.com for authorized carriers Google Cloud Platform Tier 1 Internet provider

*Customers are responsible for their own redundancy.

Test Environment Connectivity Options

Learn more about connectivity options within the CME Group test environment. 

  CME Cert Data Center CME Cert VPN
Definitions  A client-managed solution which allows customers to cross connect to the locations where this solution is offered with 1 Gig fiber handoff. A client-managed solution using a secure, encrypted VPN tunnel through the internet that supports VPN protocols. 
Available Locations Aurora, Cermak and at Equinix data centers in Secaucus, NJ & Slough, United Kingdom. Customers can connect from anywhere.
Cost Customers are responsible for any of their set up costs. CME Group charges a one-time fee of $500 for completing the cross connect at the Aurora data center only. Service providers at other data centers may charge customers a one-time and monthly recurring fee. Customers are responsible for any of their set up costs. CME Group doesn't charge a one time nor a monthly fee.
Paperwork Customers are required to complete the Interface Developers Agreement and related Schedule(s). Customers are required to complete the Interface Developers Agreement and related Schedule(s).
Implementation Please contact Global Account Management (GAM) with upon completion of required paperwork and GAM will provide processing requirements. Please contact Global Account Management (GAM) with upon completion of required paperwork and GAM will provide processing requirements.

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U.S.: +1 312 634 8700

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