Barring any issues encountered during this weekend’s final operational checkout of the ANTE Migration to Savvis, on Monday, September 24, 2007, the American Stock Exchange will implement the final phase of the ANTE migration to Savvis Hosting Facilities. Therefore, the exchange-provided Options front-ends (ANTE TA) and Options API (MTAPI) will consume application services from Savvis on the start of business on Monday, September 24th. The changes made to operate out of Savvis are seamless and do not require any participant intervention. Nonetheless, as a precautionary measure, the American Stock Exchange requests that a black out period be instituted by all our member firms, Independent Software Vendors, Proprietary Development Member Firms, and Network Providers starting Friday, September 21st through Tuesday, September 25th.
Therefore, any high and medium impact or routine maintenance activities, upgrades, application installations and configuration changes that may affect the availability of any Amex Options Trading platforms or network services should not occur on Friday, September 21st - Tuesday, September 25th unless technical or logistical considerations require otherwise for handling Amex Options application related emergencies. If an emergency change is required affecting the aforementioned Amex Options services, please submit an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of the change, justification and the systems impacted.
Prior to our final operational checkout this weekend, thorough testing has been conducted in preparation for this production implementation, however in the event of an unforeseen service disruption, compliance with the black out period aids the American Stock Exchange to eliminate conflicting changes and to minimize the number and duration of application and/or network service disruptions.
Lastly, an information hotline has been established to provide our participants with a pre-recorded migration status message. Participants who wish to know the status of the operational checkout may call 866-AMEX-NOW (866-263-9669) between the hours of 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM on Sunday, September 23rd. We appreciate your continued cooperation in advance and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Questions regarding this circular should be directed to Erich Umar at 212-306-14990 e-mail email@example.com.