Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres, today announced an agreement with Fortis Bank Global Clearing N.V., one of the largest independent third-party clearers in Europe, Asia/Pacific and the US, to house their Market Access platforms and provide client hosting services, as well as providing colocation for specific markets at Interxion's City of London data centre.
The agreement will enable Fortis Bank Global Clearing (FBGC) to provide its customers with low-latency access to the major financial markets in London from the Interxion Financial Hub - a close-knit community of Interxion-based capital markets participants. FBGC will run their services from a highly secure private suite with industry-leading service level agreements and guaranteed N+1 power and cooling redundancy.
"Interxion is one of the key access points for the London markets, and their dedicated capital markets infrastructure will help us give our customers a competitive edge," said Neil Singleton, Global Head of Market Access Architecture, Fortis Bank Global Clearing. "By colocating at Interxion's City of London, data centre we are able to provide clients with faster access to the markets, allowing them to increase their trading efficiency and grow their business volumes while being able to react faster to changes in the exchanges and trading venues."
Fortis Bank Global Clearing N.V. will be housed in Interxion's dedicated Financial Hub. Designed for capital market participants, the Financial Hub provides one of the lowest possible latencies of any independent colocation provider to Europe's leading liquidity venues, and already houses a range of trading venues, broker-dealers, proprietary trading firms, hedge funds, and financial service providers.
As a carrier-neutral data centre operator, Interxion also provides a choice of connectivity options for direct cross connects within the data centre, in addition to a wide range of network service providers for external connectivity. High-density power configurations from 5 kW up to 30 kW per cabinet are available as standard, with industry-leading service level agreements and reliability and 24x7 secure access to equipment.
"As well as being one of the key clearing houses in Europe, Fortis Clearing provides an array of access and hosting services that will be enhanced by Interxionn's low-latency proximity-hosting offer," said Anthony Foy, Group Managing Director, Interxion. "Our City of London data centre is situated in very close proximity to the top five liquidity markets in London, so we are well placed to service capital-market participants' low latency hosting requirements."