Activ Financial (Activ), a leading global provider of fully managed low-latency market data solutions, and Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, yesterday announced that Activ has extended its presence in Asia-Pacific and North America by adding the Equinix Tokyo 2 (TY2) and Toronto 1 (TR1) International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers to its existing presence in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, New York and Singapore.
"Our work with Equinix represents our commitment to providing fast, cost-effective access to ultra-low latency global market data solutions," said Frank Piasecki, president of ACTIV Financial. "Equinix's rich network density and close proximity to our financial partners enables us to optimize our customers' experience as they leverage ACTIV's global data sources across the electronic trading ecosystem."
With data centers across the globe, ACTIV will continue to extend delivery of its high-volume, ultra low-latency market data services to new and existing clients in the Equinix financial services community. The Equinix global platform serves a comprehensive ecosystem of financial market participants, allowing them to directly connect to Equinix partners effectively and efficiently. "As a result of our strong relationship, Equinix has a deep understanding of ACTIV's business requirements, and we are pleased to continue to serve them in new global markets," said John Knuff, general manager of Global Financial Services at Equinix. "ACTIV's services add significant value to our financial ecosystem, which continues to grow in value with the addition of each new partner."