The meeting took place today in Ponte San Pietro, in the province of Bergamo, between Stefano Cecconi, CEO of Aruba, Stéphane Boujnah and Giorgio Modica, respectively CEO and CFO of Euronext who in 2022 should bring his data center. The meeting was also attended by Giorgio Gori, Mayor of Bergamo, and Matteo Macoli, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Ponte San Pietro. The meeting comes in fact following the announcement of Euronext – the main pan-European financial market and stock exchange – which will transfer the group’s main data center to Ponte San Pietro at the Global Cloud Data Center in Aruba. This is why Stéphane Boujnah today made a stop at the Aruba campus and visited the structure, led by the host Stefano Cecconi, who showed him part of the 200,000 square meters of surface area of which the largest campus data center in Italy is made up. According to Euronext, the first part of the migration, subject to the approval of the authorities and operational aspects, is set for 2022. The transfer, the two companies explain, was decided in response to multiple factors, first of all the acquisition. of Borsa Italiana, but also the dynamics created by Brexit and a strong desire to locate the main data center of the group in a country where Euronext has significant activities. The migration was designed so that we can be ready for the passage of the Borsa Italiana markets on the Optiq trading platform by 2023. Regarding the agreement, Stefano Cecconi, Aruba’s CEO, commented that “the choice of Euronext to move our platform from the current Data Center in London to ours in Ponte San Pietro, just outside Bergamo, as part of the shares linked to the acquisition of Borsa Italiana, is a source of pride for us “commented the CEO of Aruba, Stefano Cecconi. The manager stressed that “Aruba’s Global Cloud Data Center certainly has what it takes to meet Euronext’s needs, both for the modularity and resilience of the infrastructure and, not a secondary factor, because it is a ‘really’ green data center. and designed to minimize environmental impacts “. Stéphane Boujnah, CEO of Euronext stressed that” with the relocation of its central data center to Italy, Euronext has made its most important IT investment since its inception, after the creation of Optiq, our trading platform “. This is, the CEO noted, “an exceptional event, because the data center is the heart of all trading activity of the new combined group, which now comprises seven exchanges. We are very happy to have the opportunity to establish this. infrastructure in Bergamo, because it testifies to the centrality that Italy has in Euronext. The Data Center will also play an essential role in bringing Italy back to the center of European finance “.
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