Today, Amazon announced the launch of AWS data centres in London. In addition to the existing Dublin and Frankfurt locations, AWS now has a third European region choice, and one which is especially useful to UK customers. As usual for AWS regions, this UK location comes with multiple levels of resiliency and comprises of two data centres.
But what does this mean for asset managers using AWS technology and Hentsū customers in the UK?
Lower latency to your UK offices and data centres
Lower latency to other financial institutions, exchanges, and market data providers
If there are any specific requirements around UK jurisdiction, this is now easily mandated as part of the deployment
Connectivity is now available as a cross connect from multiple points of presence in London
Hentsū is now deploying to AWS London. For existing customers we can redeploy your existing environments to the UK region, with the minimum downtime.
The AWS Europe (London) Region offers two Availability Zones at launch. AWS Regions are comprised of Availability Zones, which refer to technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting availability, yet near enough for business continuity applications that require rapid failover. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, physical security, and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can architect their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even higher fault-tolerance. AWS also provides multiple Amazon CloudFrontedge locations in the UK for customers looking to deliver websites, applications, and content to UK end users with low latency. These locations are part of AWS’s existing network of 68 edge sites across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. See the full press release here. Contact us for more information on how you can take advantage of the new UK London AWS region.
As smart technologists, we are always encouraged by efforts to support the next generation. Automated Trader is, we believe, blazing a trail in terms of ensuring the trading community stays ahead of the curve. Featuring insights from both academics and practitioners alike, Automated Trader covers strategies and analytics, the impact of regulatory requirements as well as the latest technological innovations in the field. The in-depth analysis is certainly something we benefit from and recommend to our clients. So, you can imagine our delight when the guys at Automated Trader called upon our wisdom and asked for some inspirational insights on financial services cloud adoption trends, especially across asset management and trading.
Financial Services Cloud Adoption
By kind permission from Automated Trader, the full PDF of the article is available here, but to whet your appetite here’s a quick synopsis…
“Cloud adoption is causing a seismic shift in how technology businesses operate. Whilst not a new phenomenon, ‘the cloud’ (or rather, the adoption of cloud based services) is certainly becoming more mainstream. It represents the largest disruption in enterprise computing since the advent of the PC, and it is moving rapidly into the asset management community. As with any technological disruption, there are challenges and opportunities.”
We feel that there are few technical challenges to prevent the cloud adoption in trading environments. Whether born in the cloud as a startup, or moving to it from in-house or private cloud deployments, the cloud is there for the taking. We are certain that the Automated Trader team will continue to inspire with their posts. We wish them all the best with the next issues and we’d be happy to contribute again in the future! To learn more about our fully managed cloud service, visit our site //hentsuprod.wpengine.com/why-hentsu/ And to stay abreast of all the automated trading news, subscribe to the regular print and digital issues from the Automated Trader: //www.automatedtrader.net/
Exchange simulation in AWS as Neueda partners with Hentsū
London – 21 March, 2016 – Neueda Consulting, the software development & IT firm, has partnered with hedge fund cloud specialist Hentsū to provide an exchange simulation framework to buy-side firms globally in AWS. Neueda’s Exchange Simulator provides investment firms with the ability to perform dedicated, automated and closed loop testing, across multiple asset classes. The simulator supports full matching engine functionality, multiple order types, and both order entry and market data in FIX and native protocols. Malachy O’Neill, Head of Neueda Capital Markets, commented, “Regulators across the globe are playing a more proactive role after a number of high profile IT failures and the subsequent negative market impacts. MiFID II continues this increased focus on governance and controls by establishing minimum standards for algo and IT trading processes. The Neueda simulator accelerates development cycles for trading application and algos.” The combination of the Neueda Exchange Simulator and Hentsū managed AWS allows fund managers to meet regulatory requirements quickly and cost efficiently. Trading systems can be robustly evaluated in test scenarios, such as stressed markets, increased order flows and disorderly market events. “Asset managers face pressures of decreasing fee revenues, increasing competition, and rising costs of regulatory compliance” said Hentsū Founder & CEO Marko Djukic. “Upcoming MiFID II rules around testing algorithms, operational oversight, and governance create further challenges for funds. By using the AWS cloud infrastructure Hentsū helps funds cut costs of their technology operations and at the same time rapidly conform with complex regulations.” The Neueda Exchange Simulator is now available in the Hentsū Hub, delivered using the scale and global reach of the AWS infrastructure.
About Neueda Consulting
Founded in 2006, Neueda is a privately owned specialist IT delivery organisation and recently shortlisted for the 2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. Neueda delivers custom software development projects, across market data, order routing, risk and algorithmic trading frameworks, including a cost efficient and cost predictable customer FIX onboarding service. For more information, please visit: //www.neueda.com
Hentsū redefines the way that fund manager and trading technologies are delivered. Hentsū provides fully managed AWS and Azure cloud platforms for fund managers, with on-demand applications, compute clusters, and connectivity to market data providers, brokers, and exchanges. Hentsū helps clients unlock the agility, scalability and resilience, in a secure and compliant cloud environment. For more information, please visit: //hentsuprod.wpengine.com
Market data in AWS through Hentsū and B2N partnership
London - 26 February, 2016 - Hentsū, the hedge fund technology specialist, has partnered with B2N to deliver a full range of real-time and historical market data services to fund managers around the world using Amazon Web Services. The Hentsū Hub leverages the scale and global reach of the AWS infrastructure, and the traditional utility pricing and agility of cloud computing. The Hentsū Hub boasts out of the box feed handlers delivered through a single B2N API for all the major markets, trading platforms and data vendors. “This partnership satisfies the needs of our clients, bringing much needed agility to the market data space. Hentsū delivers real time streaming feeds and connectivity as well as historical time series data for fund managers to run their trading and algo testing strategies.” said Hentsū Founder & CEO Marko Djukic. This new strategic partnership with B2N complements existing Hentsū solutions and services which already leverage the AWS infrastructure, such as research clusters, tick data capture and data warehousing, as well as trading applications. “Time to market has become a critical issue with our clients and prospects” said B2N Founder & CEO Vasko Tomanov. "By using Hentsu’s agile connectivity to the markets and cloud hosted applications our clients can be far nimbler and competitive in today’s difficult markets." Additionally, Hentsū cloud clients are able to release space in their computer rooms, avoid lengthy vendor contracts, deploy rapidly scalable solutions, and appreciate the benefits of technology simplification. Global content can now be delivered rapidly and cost effectively to any of the 12 geographical "regions" in which Amazon Web Services operates, including US (Virginia, California and Oregon), South America (São Paulo), Europe (Dublin and Frankfurt), Asia (Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing) and Australia (Sydney).
Hentsū redefines the way that fund manager and trading technologies are delivered. Hentsū provides fully managed AWS and Azure cloud platforms for fund managers, with on-demand applications, compute clusters, and connectivity to market data providers, brokers, and exchanges. Hentsū helps clients unlock the agility, scalability and resilience, in a secure and compliant cloud environment. For more information please visit: //hentsuprod.wpengine.com
B2N was established in 2003 as a market data solutions company and with the release of its flagship product, MarketHub, provides edge software for faster communication with financial markets and the cost-effective delivery of data. For more information please visit: //www.b2net.net
Hentsū, the specialist hedge fund managed services provider, is proud to announce the upgrade of our AWS consulting partner status to APN Standard Consulting Partner. As an AWS Consulting Partner with our financial services pedigree we are ideally placed to help hedge funds of all sizes design, architect, build, migrate and manage their workloads and applications on AWS.
Hentsū and AWS Consulting
Hentsū was "born in the cloud", and since our inception we have worked closely with AWS to deliver specialist hedge fund solutions, which leverage the full benefits of AWS. We hold official AWS certifications and Hentsū consultants have been working with AWS since 2010. We have the necessary skills and technical knowledge to design, deploy and manage complex solutions on the AWS platform. We combine this deep technical expertise with decades of trading and asset management experience, to bring unique value to the projects we deliver. This partner tier upgrade is recognition of the built-in Hentsū AWS skills and capabilities. Find out more about from the Amazon Partner Network site.
Hentsū Cloud Services
Hentsū can help you leverage cloud platforms to drive innovation and business agility. The focus is not just about reducing your costs, but also about increasing system performance and scalability. Migrating complex trading systems to the cloud requires careful analysis and planning, the right architecture and a detailed migration process. For early migrations we work through proof of concepts to identify risks, effective approaches and build team skills and confidence. We use proven methodologies such as the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework, with additional workflows and approaches specific to financial services.
Hentsū Cloud Solutions
Hentsū delivers cloud solutions which are fully compliant with FCA, SEC & CFTC rules and regulations. We embed by default the security, disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BCP) expected in critical fund management environments. Our tooling and experience is cloud agnostic across AWS, Azure and Google, to help deliver the best solutions for our customers.