Canada's GMP Securities has contracted with ClearCube Technology for the implementation of a centralised computing system that will see PC Blade client desktops replacing conventional user PCs at its new trading floor.
GMP Securities has purchased a system powered by ClearCube's Sentral management software that connects multiple end-user desktop clients to centralised PC resources housed in a data centre.
ClearCube says its system provides 99.9% uptime and eliminates the need to have multiple PCs on each trader's desk. The technology also helps eliminate security issues related to data that could "walk out" of the trading floor from a traditional PC.
Commenting on the implementation, Jason Scott, manager of technology services, GMP Securities, says the security and other benefits derived from centralising PC resources in the data centre were significant.
"The ClearCube solution aligns with our IT and business goals by allowing us to ensure that confidential, vital data stays in-house. In addition, the solution virtually eliminates IT downtime," says Scott. "The IT staff in our central data centre can seamlessly move end-users off of an unresponsive or disabled workstation to a working one without the trader losing any time."