Moscow Exchange is the largest exchange group in Russia, operating trading markets in equities, bonds, derivatives and the foreign exchange market. The Moscow Exchange Group also operates Russia’s central securities depository and the country’s largest clearing service provider.

Client: Moscow Exchange
Industry: Financial Services
Services: Data Centre Hosting, Colocation, Network, Connectivity, Hardware


The Moscow Exchange selected Equinix as its preferred data centre provider for the expansion of its London operation. This was dovetailed into Vissensa being its managed service provider as it did not want to continually incur the cost of sending staff to London to maintain the platform.

In addition, their reliance on systems that were 100% available was a key business requirement and having local trained support with the ability to react quickly to an incident was crucial.

Commercially the project was built around an OPEX model and therefore, the Exchange needed to find a partner that could source, finance, implement, support and maintain the platform on a 24/7 100% uptime SLA.

Equinix and Vissensa’s combined capabilities were able to offer a seamless, fully integrated and resilient service of supply, management and maintenance of its London equipment.

Assisting The Moscow Exchange

Using Equinix secure Data Centres as the environment, the Moscow Exchange needed a full service MSP such as Vissensa to provision, install and commission the equipment for their London service.

As the Moscow Exchange team ran their service remotely from Russia, Vissensa was able to provide the remote hands and onsite maintenance contracts for the equipment and work with the Moscow team to implement additional and upgraded equipment and software which dovetailed into the Exchanges overall service to its clients.

How Vissensa Fitted In

By providing the highest levels of service and flexibility during all stages of the project lifecycle, Vissensa were able to guide The Moscow Exchange through the initial commissioning, steady state operation and maintenance stages of the service, while providing a 24/7 365 operation and help desk as part of its trusted managed service.

Working alongside The Moscow Exchange team every step of the way, Vissensa was able to offer an Opex model on the installed equipment which allowed the Moscow Exchange to deploy into London “As A Service” and relived them of the cost of capital expenditure on equipment and staff travel costs which ensured their London deployment within Equinix was implemented on time and within budget.