Moscow Exchange is planning clients’ connectivity testing to DSP datacenter

This Saturday (July 9, 2016) the first public test of the MOEX migration to the new backup data center Dataspace will be held. The purpose of this test is to verify client connectivity through the Dataspace infrastructure and to start parallel production use of gateway servers in the new data center. The final migration test, including the disaster recovery test, will be held on July 23, 2016.

On July 9, 2016 the following services, located at Dataspace, will be available to clients:

Derivatives market:

  • Plaza-2
  • Plaza-1
  • FIX Transactional/Drop Copy
  • TWIME Transactional/Recovery Securities, FX and money markets:
  • Exchange ASTS Gateway servers for ASTS Bridge connections.

Local clients Gateways will not be started during the test.

Testing of the whole range of MOEX connectivity services (including the FX and Securities market transactional FIX protocol and FAST UDP Multicast market data) as well as generation of test activity will be performed on July 23, 2016.

In order to access the majority of services in Dataspace, connection options should be changed at the client software. The new IP addresses are listed at:

Tentative test plan (MSK timezone) for July 9, 2016 (test schedule for July 23, 2016 will be published later):

10:00-11:00 – Start of services in Dataspace.
11:00-12:00 – Test of clients” connections. Trading session will not be started on this day.
12:00-13:00 – Test of dynamic client reconnection to the main ASTS Gateways in the M1 data center.
13:00-13:30 – End of testing.

If all the tests are passed successfully then the ASTS Gateways (securities, FX and money markets) and Plaza-2 access servers (derivatives market, for market data only) will remain available at Dataspace starting from July 11, 2016 for production use.

Although Moscow Exchange does not plan to open the trading session on July 9, 2016, it’s still highly recommended to disconnect all your production systems that will not participate in testing, for the weekend in order to avoid receiving any test data.

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