BT Launches Service Offering Out Of CME Group's Aurora Data Center

      BT Launches Service Offering Out Of CME Group's Aurora Data Center

- BT Radianz managed hosting services and cloud platform now available from
CME Group's data center in Aurora

- World's largest secure networked financial services community can now access
leading derivatives marketplace

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, March 25, 2013

IRVING, Texas, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced that it has
signed an agreement with CME Group — one of the world's leading and most
diverse derivatives marketplaces — to enable the BT Radianz Cloud community
access to CME Group's trading and market data services. In addition, the BT
Radianz Cloud platform has been extended into CME Group's data center in
Aurora, Illinois, where BT can also now deliver the latest generation of BT
Radianz managed hosting services.

The new agreement builds upon an existing relationship that has provided
members of the BT Radianz Cloud community with access to CME Group markets via
connectivity in E. Cermak Road, Chicago since 2006. This will make it even
easier and more cost-effective for the world's largest secure networked
financial community to participate in and follow CME Group's derivatives
markets.

Members and customers of CME Group will be able to achieve secure, reliable
and cost-effective managed access to CME Group's Market Data Platform (MDP)
that provides data for its futures and options market, as well as third-party
real-time data from Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), Standard & Poor's (S&P)
Cash Indices, Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX), BM&F Bovespa (BM&F) and Korea
Exchange (KRX).

BT Radianz services nowalso provide access to CME Group's Globex order entry
platform, CME Direct in Europe, and access to CME Group's exchanges which
include Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), New
York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), Commodity Exchange Inc. (COMEX) and Kansas
City Board of Trade (KCBOT).

Tom Regent, president, global banking & financial markets, BT Global Services,
said: "The derivatives market and the foreign exchange market are truly global
and investors increasingly want to access the major trading platforms wherever
they are in the world. The addition of these CME Group services to the BT
Radianz Cloud is a major step for us and reinforces our commitment to
supporting the many thousands of financial institutions that rely on BT
services."

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