The CME Group – which includes the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, and New York Mercantile Exchange – is an international and diverse marketplace that handles 3 billion contracts worth about $1 quadrillion annually. It takes a stable, high-performing and secure IT foundation to support that volume. In this video, hear why the CME Group chose an open source Linux platform.
Today, the CME Group runs its mission-critical applications, including its trading applications that serve customers in more than 150 countries, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The company transitioned off of proprietary Unix platforms several years ago in an effort to curb increasing costs associated with those systems. Since, then, the CME Group has not only saved money, it also has increased productivity and innovation and has seen dramatic improvements in its IT infrastructure’s speed, stability and performance.