Within Equinix's New York and Chicago centers, Fixnetix will have a direct connection to Equinix Financial eXchangeâs established community of execution venues, buy and sell side firms and technology utilities, that have located at Equinixâs high performance data centers to access the widest choice of low-latency networks and to directly exchange data with strategic partners and customers in close proximity. The high quality and advanced design of Equinix's centers offers financial customers a full range of scalable services, including colocation, interconnection, support and the highest levels of security.
Fixnetixâs direct ultra low latency trading access and market data feed solutions have been designed to be fast, reliable and flexible, and feature best of breed feed handler technology, unparalleled high bandwidth provision and full redundancy throughout the entire delivery mechanism. Fixnetix feeds integrate easily into an organizationâs existing architecture or can be used in a dedicated environment such as the Equinix Financial eXchange to deliver ultimate end-to-end performance. Whether co-located using Fixnetixâs @Source hosting or connecting via the companyâs Ethernet and Fibre networks, Fixnetix always ensures the fastest end-to-end performance for trading infrastructures.
âFixnetix is well known for offering the highest levels of performance for its end-to-end, ultra-low latency market and data services,â said John Knuff, director of business development for Equinix. âWe are delighted that when they decided to expand their operations in North America, they chose Equinixâs financial hubs in the New York and Chicago areas as their primary U.S. points of presence. The large community of financial trading firms in our New York and Chicago area centers will now have access to Fixnetixâs low-latency market data and trading infrastructure, offering minimal latency to all major trading venues in Europe.â
âWith this expansion into the North American market weâre looking to capitalise on the growing demand from firms with trading strategies that require access to related â but separate â international markets,â added Fixnetixâs Chief Executive Officer, Hugh Hughes. âOur customers rely on our ultra-low latency market data feeds and trading connectivity to provide them with competitive advantage, so when we decided to offer two-way connectivity between the US and Europe we knew that we would have to establish points of presence and set up our hubs with a data center partner that could offer the highest levels of security, reliability and low level connectivity. Equinix was the obvious choice, and the combination of our technology running across the Equinix technical infrastructure means that our customers will be able to rely on the highest levels of performance.â