In today’s data center news roundup, Equinix is selected by ParFX for its trading platform in London, South Africa National Airways secures 20 Terabytes of the HP Autonomy Cloud, and Telx achieves a Tier III rating and completes a SOC2 examination.
Equinix selected by ParFX. Equinix (EQIX) announced that ParFX, the new Tradition-owned wholesale electronic spot FX trading platform, has launched from Equinix’s London Slough data center campus. Equinix was selected for the ParFX trading platform because of its market leadership position, broad range of trading customers and unrivalled global reach. ParFX positions its platform directly alongside many other leading trading venues and connects with hundreds of FX institutional traders, trading platforms and ECNs globally to enable ‘follow the sun’ FX trading. ”The ParFX founder banks came to us because they believed there was a need for change in the FX market ecology and for the creation of a truly level playing field,” said Roger Rutherford, chief operating officer at ParFX. “That need is at the heart of the ParFX philosophy. Equinix’s London Slough data center campus offers world-class support with global reach, congregating players and service providers across FX, providing the opportunity to adapt and scale our business according to market need.”
South Africa National Airways secures 20 Terabytes of Autonomy Cloud. HP (HPQ) announced that Africa’s largest general aviation agency, National Airways Corporation (NAC), is deploying HP Autonomy LiveVault to securely back up 20 terabytes of company data. The HP Autonomy LiveVault platform will be used in a large-scale deployment to secure approximately 100 servers, distributed across NAC’s seven airports and airfield sites. The data will be backed up securely to local on-premises HP LiveVault Turbo-Restore Appliances and off-site to secure geographically spearated data centers across South Africa. “We chose HP Autonomy’s LiveVault solution because it offered proven scalability reliability and an attractive cloud and on-premises hybrid approach,” said Andrew McGurk, IT manager, National Airways Corporation. “The ability to scale without much capital outlay was particularly important to us, because we need to protect such large quantities of data, which is being created in numerous different sites across the country.”
Telx achieves major milestones. Telx announced two major operational milestones. Its recently completed NJR3 data center in in New Jersey has received certification as a Tier III concurrently maintainable data center by the Uptime Institute. Telx has also transitioned and completed its first SOC 2 examination report covering Security and Availability related to Interconnection and Colocation services in 14 other Telx facilities across the United States. ”Telx’s investment in SOC 2 via upgrading internal processes and systems underscores our commitment to delivering quality, secure and highly available data center services to our customers,” said Dan Wolfe, Telx’s vice president of IT and process management. “Telx is committed to providing 100% Uptime SLA and 24 Hour or Less Cross Connect Completion, along with other industry-leading standards for availability like Uptime Institutes’ certification. Obtaining confirmation of our fulfillment of these standards via SOC 2 is a strong proof point for us moving forward.”