Presence on AWS ensures seamless deployment and optimal security of Cloud9’s cloud-based voice trading solution for global financial institutions
Cloud9 Technologies has joined the Amazon Partner Network to deliver institutional customers with greater flexibility and ease of deployment through its secure cloud-based voice trading solution hosted on AWS.
By leveraging cloud infrastructure via AWS, the roll-out of Cloud9’s cloud-based voice trading solutions requires no technology lift from customers and minimal effort to enable additional capacity to support the customer’s business growth and flexible business requirements.
Cloud9’s presence on AWS ensures greater scalability and resiliency than traditional voice trading turret solutions by providing physical and network resiliency due to AWS’ redundant availability zones and data centers, allowing Cloud9 to onboard customers without lengthy onsite work or an arduous deployment process.
AWS’ global presence helps Cloud9 meet data residency requirements to store metadata within certain geographic areas or countries, ensuring that Cloud9 voice trading and collaboration tools are accessible anywhere the customer allows their users to log in and where an internet connection is available.
Cloud9’s secure, cloud-based voice platform delivers global users all of the necessary security and compliance controls that financial institutions require both within office settings, on the trading floor and in a distributed environment.
Financial News has unveiled the finalists for its 19th annual Trading & Tech Awards and Cloud9 Technologies has been named one of five finalists for Trading Initiative of the Year.
Focused on recognizing the best in European trading technology and innovation over the last 12 months, the Trading & Tech Awards are one of the top accolades in institutional finance.
Winners will be announced on June 10. The rest of the finalists and a breakdown of categories can be found on the Financial News website
NEW YORK, July 1, 2020 – Cloud9 Technologies (“Cloud9”), a leader in cloud-based communications, has partnered with OpenFin, the operating system (OS) of finance, to streamline the deployment of Cloud9’s voice trading APIs for institutional traders. With a heightened focus on mobility and universal access to the virtual trading floor, Cloud9 and OpenFin are empowering the optionality and flexibility that firms are seeking in their daily workflows.
The partnership allows customers to seamlessly connect to Cloud9’s purpose-built voice collaboration platform. Internal applications as well as applications in the OpenFin ecosystem can easily tap into Cloud9’s robust voice metadata via API’s exposed on the OpenFin message bus.
“As long-time supporters of both OpenFin and Cloud9, we view this strategic partnership as critically important to developing a more unified solution for the voice trading community. We look forward to a continued partnership with companies like OpenFin and Cloud9 to drive industry standards and collaboration to advance our digital capabilities, for both our own colleagues and our clients,” said Kester Keating, Head of US Investments at Barclays Investment Bank.
As the appetite for enterprise-wide voice trading solutions continues to grow across the institutional marketplace, the partnership of Cloud9 and OpenFin empowers and connects industry professionals both on and off the trading floor.
“The profile of today’s institutional trader is evolving and what they need is anytime, anywhere access without being tied down to a single trading desk,” said Brian Hunt, Chief Administration Officer and Head of Partnerships at Cloud9 Technologies. “By teaming up with OpenFin, we’re allowing individuals to easily work from the trading floor or from any remote location they choose.”
“The industry is working to adapt to the new work environment and Cloud9’s communication capabilities are needed now more than ever. Connectivity to the Cloud9 platform will help our many mutual customers improve productivity and streamline their workflows” says Mazy Dar, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of OpenFin.
Cloud9 and OpenFin have expanded their businesses substantially over the last quarter. Since March 1, Cloud9’s user base has increased by over 50% while OpenFin runs over 1,200 applications at over 1,500 banks and buy-side firms.
About Cloud9 Technologies
Cloud9 Technologies is the leading voice communication and analytics platform designed for the unique needs of the financial markets. Cloud9 developed a solution that harnesses the voice communication talk path for the trading floor of the future – offering more functionality and analytic insight than legacy hardware at a fraction of the cost. Cloud9 connects counterparties across all asset classes via a cloud-based communication platform that eliminates the infrastructure and expense associated with legacy hardware and telecommunication-based solutions, with front-office focused data and transcription, purpose-built for the financial markets. For more information, visit www.c9tec.com.
Move Fast. Break Nothing. OpenFin is the financial industry’s operating system, enabling rapid and secure deployment, native experience, and desktop interoperability. Used by the largest industry players through to the newest of FinTech innovators, OpenFin deploys more than 1,200 desktop applications to more than 1,500 buy-side and sell-side firms. OpenFin investors include Bain Capital Ventures, Barclays, DRW Venture Capital, HSBC, CME Ventures, J.P. Morgan, NYCA Partners, Pivot Investment Partners, and Wells Fargo among others. The company is based in New York with offices in London. For more information, visit https://openfin.co.
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NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — IPC, a leading provider of communications and networking solutions for the financial markets, and Cloud9 Technologies (“Cloud9”), a leader in cloud-based communications, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square today.
IPC CEO Bob Santella and Cloud9 CEO Gerald Starr will together ring the Closing Bell in honor of their historic work on an advanced, open voice trading and collaboration solution that is set to transform the global financial markets.
“It is an honor to commemorate our firms’ next-generation cloud-based voice communication solution at this celebratory bell-ringing,” said Bob Santella, CEO of IPC. “Cloud9 and IPC are paving the way to become the platform of choice for the rapidly changing financial and trading communities.”
“In recognition of the global trading community of which IPC and Cloud9 are proud to be a part, we are joining together to celebrate the transformation in voice trading that we are empowering,” said Gerald Starr, CEO of Cloud9. “We are creating significant value for the industry overall by enabling a path to a cloud-based infrastructure and unified communication across channels.”
The companies’ integrated cloud-based service unites Cloud9’s C9 Trader™ voice communications and analytics platform, IPC’s Unigy™ trading communications platform and the Connexus™ Cloud financial ecosystem, providing the global trading community with a unified solution for endpoint connectivity, mobility, advanced data analytics and business continuity planning. Users and firms have access to one of the broadest worldwide communities of financial markets comprising top-tier buy-side and sell-side firms, inter-dealer brokers, trade life-cycle providers and other key market participants.
WHERE: Nasdaq MarketSite — 4 Times Square — 43rd & Broadway — Broadcast Studio
WHEN: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – 3:45 – 4:00 p.m. ET