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RedPixie was engaged by an Investment Bank to carry out a detailed analysis of the potential impact of moving the workstations used by trade floor staff from a data centre in London, to another data centre further afield.
By Head of Desktop Services, Investment Bank
The Investment Bank needed to plan for the migration of a number of systems to a new data centre. The London data centre housed hundreds of blade workstations used by trade floor staff. The blade workstations were part of a trader virtual desktop solution that could deliver the rich experience that trade floor staff demanded.
The IT team at the bank wanted conclusive evidence that the blade workstation infrastructure could be migrated to the alternative data centre without a performance penalty and therefore a degradation in the trader’s experience.
We met a number of representatives across the technology group including the owners of trading applications and services. During these workshops we were able to create detailed application topologies to visualise trading environment hardware, applications, inter-dependencies, interfaces and data flows.
As such we:
In a relatively short period of time RedPixie had to understand the following:
Empirical evidence was gathered to demonstrate that the bank could progress with their data centre plans, inclusive of the trader workstation platform, without concern and with the confidence that there would be no impact to the traders overall experience of the solution.
We were able to demonstrate that in the case of a number of trading applications, the experience would be improved by moving to the alternative data centre. The project was complete on time and within budget with all agreed outcomes having been delivered.