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Clearstream goes Linux

"The decision to move to Linux on Fujitsu Servers has proven to be the right one so far. From both a stability and cost perspective we are very satisfied with Fujitsu Servers."

Willy Schockert Technical Director, Clearstream

Clearstream – a leading European supplier of post-trading services & IT managed services.

When assets are traded, both parties need to be sure that they will receive their part of the transaction. Given the complexity, speed, and quantity of assets involved, a fast, secure and trusted third-party is absolutely essential for settling transactions. Clearstream is a leading European supplier of such post-trading services. The whollyowned subsidiary of Deutsche Börse ensures that cash and securities are promptly and effectively delivered to trading parties. It also manages and administers the securities that it holds on behalf of its customers. Over 300,000 domestic and internationally traded bonds, equities and investment funds are currently on deposit with Clearstream. Clearstream International was formed in January 2000 through the merger of Cedel International and Deutsche Börse Clearing. The full integration of Clearstream was completed in July 2002.

The Challenge

Until 2009, all of Clearstream’s core applications were supported by UNIX-based servers. In order to build a future-proof and cost-efficient foundation for further growth, the infrastructure needed to move to a standardized platform with fast processors.

The Solution

By moving to a new server platform based on Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX600 and RX300 servers, Clearstream improved the performance of the platform, reduced its costs – and now has a stable server infrastructure for future growth in place.