Tullett Prebon picks IPC for business continuity
IPC is to provide a new business continuity solution to cover Tullett Prebon's entire London trader communications infrastructure.


The business continuity solution includes managed optical connectivity between Tullett Prebon's central London trading floor and its disaster recovery site in Kent, so the broker can move all or part of the trading floor connectivity within hours. Trading should then be conducted from either site or both sites simultaneously and can remain completely transparent to end-user clients. The installation follows on from the completion of a global agreement between IPC and Tullett Prebon.
IPC and Tullett Prebon have a long-standing partnership. IPC's business continuity infrastructure solution could enable Tullett Prebon to use its disaster recovery site as a production site, thereby eliminating the need for scheduled testing and ensuring normal operations from any location.
"Our trust in IPC's services to support our fast-paced IDB business resulted in the selection of IPC to provide a fail-safe business continuity solution to assure we can service our customers from multiple locations in any compromised situation" said Darren Coombes, chief technology officer for EMEA & Asia at Tullett Prebon.  "The new infrastructure gives us a competitive advantage by having the flexibility to move between locations and conduct business transparently."
The new solution is designed to allow the entire trading communications inventory to be switched between sites within hours from IPC's Global Solution Operations Centre. Proactive management of the infrastructure and the inventory of approximately 3,000 circuits assure all client connections as well as the internal hoot and holler services have been given the highest availability possible