CFN Services, a leading provider of managed automated trading enablement services, announced the launch of AppHUB, the first secure, high-performance gateway providing access to leading cloud applications globally.
In partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and as a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), CFN Services is initially launching AppHUB across a global footprint of 70 financial markets data centers as a secure, scalable on-ramp into the AWS cloud.
Financial markets' enterprise IT organizations seeking to leverage the power of cloud-based solutions and the related economics face the daunting task of figuring out how to integrate multiple, disparate IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions into their trading infrastructure. AppHUB simplifies this increasingly complex world by integrating cloud computing offerings from dozens of category leaders in the cloud market through a single access hub directly connected to a clients' private data center or within the trading venue itself. Trading service and application providers can leverage AppHUB to enhance their virtualized solutions by enabling high performance, direct access for their clients, while broadening their reach to financial markets participants across geographically-dispersed markets.
With AppHUB, firms can now directly leverage the AWS EC2 and S3 on-demand compute and storage services from any AWS region in the world from a single hub within the proximity sites of more than 150 exchanges and trading venues across North and South America, Europe and Asia.
"We're excited to introduce AppHUB, providing firms the ability to simplify the task of integrating an ever-increasing catalog of powerful cloud services and enabling access to these applications from directly within key financial markets' trading venues," said Brad O'Brien, VP of Development, CFN Services. "We're particularly pleased to announce Amazon as our first AppHUB partner, bringing the power of their cloud services directly and seamlessly into the financial markets over our private, secure platform."
As an APN Technology Partner, CFN's AppHUB enables financial markets clients to deploy, run and manage appllications in the AWS cloud and directly integrate these applications with other key components in their trading systems. By simplifying secure, high performance access to AWS via AppHUB, firms can better leverage the cloud for big data analytics and management, improved performance of latency-sensitive business applications and data storage to support a range of business continuity, disaster recovery and data retention solutions.
"This product offering is another building block enabling CFN to transform networks to improve agility and performance, while reducing costs through effective and efficient application delivery," added O'Brien.