Equinix (Nasdaq:EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM), Japan's largest commodity futures exchange, today announced that Equinix will offer high performance colocation and low-latency connectivity solutions to TOCOM market participants through Equinix's two Tokyo International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers.
TOCOM market participants will be able to colocate their electronic trading data infrastructure in close proximity to the vibrant financial community within Equinix's network-neutral centers.
Equinix's TY1 and TY2 IBX centers, located in Heiwajima and Shinagawa respectively, offer premium data center infrastructure for achieving the security and resilience demanded by high-availability execution venues. Within both centers, TOCOM will have a direct connection to Equinix Financial eXchange service'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 centers 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 of the TY1 and TY2 centers offers financial customers a full range of scalable services, including colocation, interconnection, support and monitoring.
"We are delighted to welcome Equinix as one of TOCOM's preferred colocation providers," said Masaaki Nangaku, president and CEO of TOCOM. "As one of the world's leading commodity exchanges, TOCOM recognizes the needs of our international trading community. Equinix's leading expertise with the global financial marketplace ideally complements our goal of providing world-class trading functionality to the international marketplace. Equinix's global footprint, commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, and relentless pursuit of the best network providers for the financial industry, offers a new choice for our market participants who are seeking a reliable, low-latency and network rich environment with close proximity to strategic partners."
"TOCOM is transforming into an international commodity market by expanding trading services," said David Wilkinson, Representative Director of Equinix in Japan. "With presence in all of the top ten world financial centers, the global reach of Equinix Financial eXchange affirms such view with reliable, fast and seamless access via low-cost connectivity to execution venues around the world. Featuring industry-leading uptime, best-in-breed connectivity capabilities and ultra low-latency, we help pioneers like TOCOM achieve and build a lasting competitive advantage."