LAS VEGAS — Nasdaq and AWS are partnering to build the next-generation of cloud infrastructure for capital markets.
Beginning in 2022, Nasdaq plans to migrate its North American markets to AWS in a phased approach, starting with Nasdaq MRX, a U.S. options market, according to AWS last month.
Nasdaq will use a new edge computing solution co-designed by Nasdaq and AWS for capital market infrastructure. The solution may also be used by other market infrastructure operators and market participants to move their trading systems to the cloud.
The partnership will include opportunities to explore new ways to leverage AWS’s cloud capabilities across Nasdaq’s anti-financial crime, data and analytics, and market infrastructure software solutions.
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Core to Nasdaq’s move to AWS will be AWS Outposts, which extend AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility.
Nasdaq plans to incorporate AWS Outposts directly into its core network to deliver ultra-low-latency edge compute capabilities from its primary data center in Carteret, New Jersey. The co-designed edge computing solution would effectively establish Nasdaq’s data center as the first-ever private AWS Local Zone for the capital markets industry, AWS said.
Nasdaq plans to move additional North American markets to the cloud with AWS. The hybrid infrastructure would provide Nasdaq with low-latency access to its on-premises systems to deliver high-frequency trading capabilities as well as give its clients access to cloud-based capabilities, including virtual connectivity services, market analytics, and machine learning (ML).
“This landmark partnership with AWS seeks to power a truly cloud-based market infrastructure that is more resilient, scalable, and accessible for all market participants,” said Adena Friedman, President and CEO, Nasdaq.
“For over a decade, Nasdaq has used the elasticity and high security of AWS to deliver client-driven solutions. Our innovative, new collaboration with AWS creates a bridge to the future for our markets and represents the next major step forward in Nasdaq’s cloud journey.”
Adam Selipsky, CEO of AWS, said the companies will “change what’s possible for capital markets organizations, helping them to speed up innovation and improve business processes.”
“Our partnership will give Nasdaq a way to more easily move their core infrastructure to the cloud and innovate new services as they continue their second decade of cloud adoption,” Selipsky said.
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