High Availability and Security for UNIX-Based Trading Application

Date Added: May 2009
Format: PDF

The client, an entity at the forefront of the energy trading sector, was in need of a solution to improve the resiliency of their homegrown trading software and the associated web portal, all running on a UNIX platform. Blackbriar Technologies' Systems Architects were tasked with designing a solution to provide security and fault tolerance at each level of this 3-tier application. Security was addressed by 2 layers of Cisco PIX firewalls at each data center, proxy servers in the DMZ, as well as server load balancer appliances. The complete solution was then presented to the client along with a proposed migration and project plan.