Hibernia Atlantic, the largest, privately held and only diverse TransAtlantic submarine transport cable provider and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Ventures Corporation and Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, today announced that Hibernia Atlantic has expanded its network into Equinix's LD4 London Slough International Business eXchange (IBX) data centre.
This new Point of Presence (POP) extends Hibernia Atlantic's footprint in the London area and reiterates the company's commitment to providing redundant, reliable connectivity solutions by-passing major congestion points generally located within major metro city centres. This POP also extends Hibernia's Global Financial Network (GFN), into Equinix Financial eXchange, a neutral electronic marketplace consisting of active financial market participants, which is located within the LD4 centre.
The GFN is layered over Hibernia Atlantic's diverse fiber optic network reaching key financial cities including Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Stamford, Weehawken, Secaucus, Newark, White Plains, New York, Frankfurt, Reading and London. It is specifically designed to meet the demanding performance and reliability requirements of the global financial community by providing fast, active service, low-latency and high performance network connectivity.
Within the LD4 data centre, the GFN will have a direct connection to Equinix Financial eXchange's established community of execution venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers and technology utilities, that have located at Equinix's high performance data centre to access the widest choice of low-latency networks and to directly exchange data with strategic partners and customers in close proximity. The high quality, advanced design LD4 facility offers financial customers a full range of scalable services, including colocation, interconnection, support and monitoring.
"Equinix's facility provides Hibernia Atlantic, and the GFN, the ability to offer additional network options to the global financial community already benefiting from Equinix's Financial eXchange platform," commented Joe Hilt, Vice President of Sales for North America. "The GFN provides flexible solutions, including dedicated Packet over SONET (POS), on Hibernia's 24,000 kilometer low-latency, resilient network."
"This expansion marks Hibernia's presence in five Equinix data centres in the US and Europe," added Petrina Steele, Equinix's Vice President for Business Development in Europe. "Hibernia Atlantic's TransAtlantic cable system, which has a reputation for providing a redundant, diverse route from traditional networks, will bring value to our Financial eXchange community that requires secure, reliable connectivity to the financial hubs around the world."
"We are committed to providing quality services, quickly," continued Joe Hilt. "By choosing Equinix's LD4 facility in London Slough, we can now offer installation within five days from signature to service or one month free guaranteed."