NYSE Network Extends to Equinix NJ Site

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The long main hallway of the NYSE Euronext data center provides a sense of the immense scale of the 400,000 square foot facility in New Jersey. (Photo: Rich Miller)

Two of New Jersey’s most important financial data center campuses are getting better connected. NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, will build and operate a SFTI Access Center at the Equinix NY5 data center in Secaucus. The new access point will provide customers within at Equinix NY5direct connectivity to SFTI and access to a range of financial markets and market data hosted at the NYSE data center in Mahwah.

The SFTI network is a key link in the global financial trading infrastructure, providing more than 1,300 financial companies with a single point of connectivity to multiple exchanges, market centers and content service providers around the world. SFTI handles large volumes of electronic quotes, trades and market data traffic while ensuring reliable low-latency access to nearly all North American equities and derivatives markets and exchanges.

The new access center at Equinix NY5 will enable financial market participants to take advantage of the continually growing financial ecosystem of both Equinix and NYSE Technologies. NY5 is the newest data center at the Equinix complex in Secaucus, and about 20 miles south of the NYSE Liquidity Center, a 400,000 square foot facility in Mahwah.

“NYSE’s SFTI Access Center in NY5 is a significant addition to the Equinix financial ecosystem in the New York metro area and customers such as NYSE help to further build out the depth and diversity of its participants, which is critical to the health of the global electronic trading community,” said John Knuff, general manager, Global Financial Services for Equinix. “One of the biggest advantages of the NYSE offering is the focus on customer access, making it easy to connect to their product and service offerings, including the U.S. Liquidity Center in Mahwah, from anywhere in the world.”

Along with the deployment in NY5, NYSE Technologies now has SFTI Access Centers inside six Equinix data centers in key markets around the world, including New York (NY1 and NY5), Chicago, Singapore, Frankfurt, and London. The addition of NY5 as a SFTI access center will offer customers in the facility reduced connectivity costs, enhanced performance and simplified trading architecture.

“We are extremely pleased to be extending the SFTI backbone into Equinix’s NY5 data center,” said Ian Jack, Head of US Infrastructure for NYSE Technologies. “Not only does it offer mutual customers value, enabling them to simplify their trading architecture, it also demonstrates our continued strategy to expand the SFTI community while ensuring customers have industry-leading access, performance and reliability. Equinix facilities will support a diverse range of customer connectivity options.”

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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