June 30th, 2011 By: Rich Miller
The NYSE Euronext data center in Mahwah, New Jersey serves as a bridge between the New York Stock Exchange’s history as the nation’s oldest trading floor, and a future in which the majority of trading volume will be driven by computers. The halls of the facility are lined with street signs bearing the names of streets in downtown Manhattan, which provide a connection between Wall Street and the data center, and also create a navigational grid for staff within the 400,000 square foot building.
The facility features 60,000 square feet of colocation space for low-latency trading by hedge funds and investment firms, and industrial strength power and cooling infrastructure to ensure that the facility offers “always on” connectivity.
While some areas of the facility are off limits, these photos provide a look inside the data center and some of its operations. For additional information, see NYSE’s Data Fortress Powering the Financial Cloud and NYSE Launches Cloud Platform for Traders.