Gravitas, a leading provider of business consulting and technology solutions to the alternative investment and financial services industries, announced an expansion of its colocation facilities for alternative asset managers in New York and Chicago.
Gravitas has increased its colocation capacity at the Equinix facility in New Jersey nearly 400 percent in two years, and now hosts several dozen asset management clients.
Gravitas also announced the opening of a colocation facility near the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which allows the firm to host both client production and disaster recovery infrastructure within its data centers, in addition to providing proximity services for exchange access.
Companies are now able to utilize Gravitas for end-to-end infrastructure services. One of the initial clients at the Chicago colocation facility, GTIS Partners, works with Gravitas at both of its data centers. Gravitas hosts the firm's production infrastructure in one data center, and its disaster recovery site in the other. "We've trusted Gravitas' expertise to build, maintain, and host our primary and backup infrastructures in their world-class data centers," said Steven Gorey, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of GTIS.
Gravitas CEO Jayesh Punater said GTIS is part of a new generation of asset managers that are paying increasing attention to how their business is operating, and outsourcing more functions to third-party providers. "We are relieving funds of the need to worry about the safety of their infrastructure, data, and business applications," Punater said. "Gravitas is proud to be able to offer world-class data center facilities to its clients, paralleling our superior, high-touch service."