eToro, one of the world’s largest social investment networks, has chosen TelecityGroup’s Cloud-IX platform to implement a flexible and secured hybrid cloud deployment for its core IT infrastructure. The solution will enable eToro to migrate select mission-critical components to the public cloud via Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, whilst still operating private infrastructure located in TelecityGroup’s data center facilities.
eToro is a global social investment network, enabling nearly 4 million users in over 170 countries worldwide to invest in currencies, commodities, indices and stocks. It enables users to manage their portfolios while tapping into its active trading community and innovative online investment platforms.
eToro is moving mission-critical applications, including the IT supporting its Social Trading service, to Microsoft Azure. At the same time, its private infrastructure has been relocated into TelecityGroup’s London data center facilities for its core trading functions, enabling it to meet the stringent data requirements of the heavily regulated investment industry.
Using Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, available as part of TelecityGroup‘s Cloud-IX ecosystem, eToro has a direct connection between its private and public infrastructure, enabling it to bypass the public Internet. This would allow eToro to benefit from reduced network costs, increased bandwidth throughput, and a more consistent network experience.
“The nature of our business requires us to provide our customers with a high performance, scalable and extremely robust service,” said Israel Kalush, VP of Engineering, eToro. “In addition, we work in a regulated industry, which obliges strict guarantees to the customer and how their data is used. We have a strong relationship with TelecityGroup, so once we decided to make a strategic shift towards cloud based assets, it was a natural decision to choose Azure ExpressRoute, as part of TelecityGroup’s Cloud-IX platform.”
The integration process was facilitated by AltoRoutes, a cloud network and application systems integrator from Tel Aviv, Israel, to enable a streamlined and rapid migration into the Microsoft Azure cloud.
“Working closely with AltoRoutes we were able to achieve a flexible, resilient and secure hybrid cloud deployment on time and with minimal friction on our end,” added Mr. Kalush.