Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, and IPC, a leading provider of indispensable trading communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms and global enterprises, have announced that IPC will locate its core Electronic Connectivity Services (ECS) infrastructure at Interxion's Financial Hubs located in London and Vienna.
IPC's expanded presence in Europe will strengthen the company's capability to support growing demand for its portfolio of Electronic Connectivity Services, and will help position its customers at the heart of Europe's financial markets.
IPC's private and secure network connects more than 200 cities across six continents, connecting thousands of financial market participants worldwide. The network has built-in resiliency for the highest levels of service availability and low-latency performance, and provides an ideal connectivity option for Interxion's customers. IPC's ECS offering provides liquidity and execution access for an increasingly broad range of asset classes and venues, making the company a logical choice for market participants looking for connectivity to the financial markets.
Interxion's Financial Hubs are strategically located to provide some of the lowest possible latencies to Europe's leading liquidity venues of any carrier-neutral colocation provider. Interxion houses an extensive community of exchanges, Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTF), sell-side and buy-side firms, market data vendors, clearing houses as well as technology and connectivity vendors, affording them cost-effective low-latency connections and high-availability infrastructure. This gives market participants the flexibility to be able to quickly and efficiently change trading strategies when required.
"We're expanding our network infrastructure to support our growing European customer base, and it makes sense for us to work with Interxion - a colocation data centre services provider with a pan-European footprint that can provide our customers with close proximity to all the major European markets," added Bryan Clarke, manager, Carrier and Exchange Relationships EMEA, IPC. "Because we are 100 percent focused on serving financial markets, we have been able to engineer our ECS platform from the ground up to support the specialised needs of our financial customers. Working with Interxion allows us to significantly strengthen our offerings for European firms by serving as a high-speed gateway to both current and emerging markets in London. The fact we now also have a presence in Vienna means we can give our customers greater access to new market opportunities in Eastern Europe and beyond."
"IPC's decision to select our London and Vienna data centres further cements Interxion's position as one of the leading providers of colocation data centre facilities in Europe. Our objective is to provide our customers with real choice and flexibility through a growing range of low latency connectivity options to liquidity venues and access to a broad range of financial services in our data centres," commented Anthony Foy, group managing director, Interxion. "We are delighted that IPC selected our data centres as a hub to expand their European capabilities, and that our customers can now benefit from the trading connectivity services they provide."