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Prague, Zizkov, Czech Republic, 2011/04/13 - The Prague Stock Exchange (BCPP) has deployed the latest version of the VMware View 4.5 virtual desktop environment. The entire project was realized by Stickfish, the specialist on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) technologies.
Desktop virtualization offers significantly better security in comparison to regular PCs. Regular user PCs suffer from a number of security risks, and security plays an important role in the activities of the stock exchange operator. Employees who process stock exchange data need to be equipped with ever more sophisticated means of data protection.
"Legacy PC suffers number of security threats in our processing and dealing environment as national stock exchange data provider. We have chosen Stickfish as a VDI solution supplier for very high level of desktop security requirements and high availability desktop solution," said Mr. Miroslav Prokes, CIO of Prague Stock Exchange.
The Prague Stock Exchange is aware of the risks which is why it has opted to secure selected sites using the VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) technology from VMware. The solution, which provides not only an extreme level of protection but also high availability, was supplied and integrated with the rest of the infrastructure by Stickfish. Stickfish has a lot of experience and know-how in the area of VDI which is evidenced by the more than 1500 virtualized desktops it has deployed for companies such as ČEPS, KESA/Datart, Pragoprojekt, and others. The infrastructure providing the virtualized desktops was supplied by Stickfish together based on IBM products. It uses, for example, storage solutions from the DS3500 storage series and fully redundant x3550 servers. The supplied infrastructure will also serve as a platform for the virtualization of the Prague Stock Exchange's servers.
Stickfish (stickfish.com) is an ICT company specializing in enterprise Linux and Unix technologies. Its strategy is to supply complete solutions: from analysis of requirements and the finding of the best solution, to training and subsequent technical support or outsourcing of maintenance. Stickfish provides solutions from leading vendors such as Sun, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, or VMware, advanced networking products from Juniper and Cisco, and also its own highly secure and fast enterprise desktop solution, Raydesk. Stickfish operates the popular electronic store 64bit.eu/.
About Prague Stock Exchange
Prague Stock Exchange The Prague Stock Exchange is the biggest organiser of the securities market in the Czech Republic. By law it is a joint stock company. It is based on the membership principle, meaning that only licensed securities dealers who are members of the Exchange have access to the Exchange’s system and are entitled to make trades. The Prague Stock Exchange is considered a respected and stable market. It is a member of the Federation of the European Securities Exchanges (FESE) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the U.S. SEC) officially granted it the status of a "designated offshore securities market" and included it in the list of offshore exchanges reliable for investors.