Data Center Links: Equinix, Phoenix NAP, AIS

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Here’s our review of some of this week’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:

Equinix selected by CBOE and LMAX.  Equinix (EQIX) announced that the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) is moving its CBOE Command trading engine platform to the NY4 International Business Exchange data center in Secaucus, New Jersey. The move brings one of the fastest exchange platforms from Chicago to the New York area, eliminating distance latency, accelerating trading speed and allowing customers and partners inside the Equinix financial ecosystem in New York to connect directly to the CBOE command platform. “CBOE systems have always been engineered for maximum flexibility and scalability, which allows us to quickly and cost-effectively launch new products and adapt to any trading environment,” said Gerald O’Connell, CBOE executive vice president and CIO. “Now, by combining the power of our state-of-the-art CBOE Command platform and the unparalleled interconnectivity and reliability of the Equinix network, we can rapidly add new products, enhance trading speed and streamline customer access to the most comprehensive array of options and volatility products anywhere.” Equinix also announced that LMAX Exchange has selected the Equinix London LD4/5 data center campus in Slough as its primary operational site. The move positions LMAX Exchange in the epicenter of institutional FX trading, further enhancing access to its award-winning trading technology, reinforcing superior execution capabilities.

Phoenix NAP partners with WebPal. Phoenix NAP announced a partnership with WebPal, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud content management solution. WebPal will leverage Phoenix NAP’s cloud offering to hasten delivery of its SaaS solution to end users.   WebPal will white-label its solution to create a seamless purchase experience for its customers, while using the Phoenix NAP virtualization as supporting technology. “We partnered with Phoenix NAP with a specific goal in mind, to offer WebPal clients alternatives for physical storage with locations and SLAs that match their needs better than we can alone. We want to provide our clients not only with the best, but also with best matching cloud content management,” said Markus Latzel, CEO of Palomino Systems/WebPal. “The future of online cloud collaboration and content management is promising and the addition of WebPal allows companies of all sizes cost effective access to some very powerful tools. We are looking forward to this new partnership and the potential it brings,” said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP.

Lunarpages renews with AIS.   AIS (American Internet Services) announced Web hosting firm Lunarpages, a provider of fully managed web hosting services with over 150,000 customers, has just signed a contract renewal that continues their long-standing business relationship in support of Lunarpages’ enterprise clients in the San Diego region. AIS currently provides Lunarpages space, power, and bandwidth at the company’s enterprise-class Lightwave Data Center. “We’ve been working with AIS for over four years and feel the state-of-the-art infrastructure in their Lightwave Data Center combined with their super-knowledgeable engineering and support staff are key to our ability to provide superior service offerings to our clients in the region,” said George Natzic, chief executive officer, Lunarpages. “Our companies have complementary skills that can benefit many of the businesses in the area.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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