The major tasks of the Technology Operations and Maintenance Center of Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) are as follows: integrated construction (excluding software development) of the information system of the exchange, operation and maintenance of the application systems (trading business system, internet system and office system) and such infrastructures and systems as server rooms, UPS, air conditioners, servers, storage, internet, database and information security, and technical support for the exchange, its member units and warehouses; demand collection, integration, test, check, launch, operation and maintenance of infrastructures, servers, storage, internet, database and information security in IT projects; performance check, test, launch, operation and maintenance of application projects; participate in demand collection, design and test of application projects.
To support the rapid development of China’s securities and futures businesses, China’s 2 stock exchanges and 3 futures exchanges have already established their own IT companies to provide such IT outsourcing services as server room custody. Founded in 2005, Dalian Futures Information Technology Co., Ltd. (DFIT) is DCE’s wholly-owned subsidiary with a registered capital of RMB30 million.
In accordance with national standards for A-class server room, DFIT established the financial custody center in Beijing International Exposition Center in 2007, the custody center in Dalian Futures Tower in 2009, and the Hekou custody center (based on DCE’s city-wide data center) in Dalian Hi-tech Industry Park in 2011.
DFIT provides custody services in co-location, applications, disaster recovery system, data depositary and cloud resources as well as auxiliary external link service with its 3 custody centers in Beijing and Dalian. The custody centers in Dalian Futures Tower and Hekou connect with DCE’s data center through local area network (LAN) and the financial custody center in Beijing connects with the exchanges and Dalian custody center, providing higher level of protection for financial institutions.