Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:
Equinix launches business continuity services. Equinix (EQIX) announced the availability of its Business Continuity Trading Room (BCTR) services in Equinix’s NY7 data center (formerly Switch & Data) in North Bergen, N.J. BCTR services are secure facilities that meet or exceed industry standards and allow financial firms to meet regulatory requirements for business continuity, and ensure trading will continue. Surge Trading Group announced that it has selected Equinix for BCTR services. “Our clients expect us to deliver best execution services and we strive to exceed expectations by ensuring that our service providers meet the highest standards. Additionally, working with Equinix will allow us to develop and scale new offerings for our clients as the market demands. Furthermore, our clients can expect a seamless migration with no impact to their day-to-day dealings with the firm," said Joseph M. Marinaro, chief business development and strategy officer at Surge Trading. Equinix currently has business continuity capabilities in Germany and Hong Kong.
Interxion and IP-Only connect in Stockholm. Interxion (INXN) today announced an agreement with IP-Only, a Swedish Internet and telecom operator. Under the agreement Interxion customers in the Nordic Financial Hub in Stockholm high-performance, low-latency connectivity to liquidity venues in Stockholm and the rest of Europe. “New trading opportunities are emerging in the Nordic markets following the increasing fragmentation of the markets. This is fueling increasing demand for colocation and proximity hosting services in order to reduce latency. Banks’ statistical arbitrage desks and high-frequency traders are now locating their trading platforms in Stockholm as the Nordic markets are becoming more competitive”, commented Lilia Severina, Interxion’s Proximity Hosting Director.
Peak 10 selected by Infinite Blue. Peak 10 announced that they are delivering data center services to Infinite Blue LLC, a cloud solutions provider. “Because we are a security-focused cloud solutions provider, meeting compliance requirements is one of our primary concerns. Peak 10’s compliance certifications allowed us to meet these regulations easily and in a manner that is much more cost-effective than if we had chosen to host our data internally,” said Rodgers Moore, the CEO of Infinite Blue. Peak 10 will serve Infinite Blue out of its Louisville data center. Peak 10 also announced the grand opening of its second enterprise-class facility contiguous with current operations in Richmond. “We are excited to have our Richmond 2 facility complete. We began the expansion project due to high customer demand from enterprise companies stretching from the Tidewater Virginia area to Washington, D.C.,” said Mark Wensell, Ph.D., the vice president and general manager of Peak 10 Richmond. “The second facility will allow us to continue serving the needs of our current and future customers and is a key part of our continued growth strategy.”