Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, today announced KVH's extension of low latency network services to Equinix Tokyo.
Under the arrangement, KVH will establish a point-of-presence at Equinix Tokyo-2 (TY2) International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre. At Equinix's world class data centre in Tokyo, customers will be able to access to KVH's ultra-low latency network connecting to key Japanese exchanges and trading venues.
KVH operates high performance network services to support the diverse requirements of the Japanese electronic trading community. Equinix data centres are designed with unrivaled physical security, robust power architecture and scalable infrastructure, offering reliable colocation services for the global trading community. Colocating within Equinix's Tokyo data centres will enable the financial trading companies and networks to house their trading platforms in a resilient facility from which they can connect to KVH's ultra-low latency network to insure optimal market data and order execution access.
"Around the globe, the world's leading exchanges and financial networks entrust Equinix with their complex interconnection and customer access requirements," said David Wilkinson, Representative Director of Equinix in Japan. "The extension of KVH's network to our data centres demonstrates Equinix's leadership in providing comprehensive global solutions for financial market participants in Japan."
Equinix currently operates two IBX centres in Japan, TY1 and TY2, located in Heiwajima and Shinagawa respectively, which are interconnected directly by Equinix's IBXLink service. Both centres enable financial firms to meet the strict regulatory requirements for secure and redundant physical infrastructure. Power operations at each centre include a high-performance back-up system that ensures uninterrupted power even in the event of utility power disruption. Security features include interlocking "mantrap" doors, multiple layers of biometric hand readers and PIN code controlling access, as well as 24-hour security officers and surveillance cameras.