Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced an agreement with CFN Services managed telecom platform company, who owns and operates the CFN Low Latency Global Financial Exchange Platform, to expand its platform at Interxion's City of London Financial Hub.
Customers colocating at Interxion's facilities will now be able to connect to a wide range of Global markets from a single location through CFN's shared infrastructure.
Interxion's Financial Hub data centres are located in close proximity to Europe's leading liquidity venues, hosting an extensive community of exchanges, MTFs, sell-side and buy-side firms, market data vendors, clearing houses, and technology and connectivity vendors. This allows market participants to interconnect with their counterparties within the data centre at ultra-low latency and offers the flexibility to be able to quickly and efficiently change trading strategies when required. Interxion's coverage extends to all major financial centres in Europe, including London, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Zurich and Madrid.
CFN Services operates and manages the CFN Low Latency Global Financial Exchange Platform which comprises of over 100 data centres connecting to market participants including clients, brokers, exchanges, clearing houses, CSDs and market data providers in global futures, options, equities and FX exchanges. Partnering with CFN Services allows financial firms to receive a single vendor to support their geographical and asset class diversity trading strategies. CFN Global Financial Platform is a premier infrastructure providing firms an ultra-low layer one dedicated consistent latency. Other services available on the CFN Global Financial Platform are: optimised proximity hosting solutions, and a full ecosystem to meet requirements for pre and post trade support including: market and analytic data feeds, historical data and latency monitoring.
"The key reasons for choosing Interxion were the large existing community of market participants within its data centres and its strategic location in the City of London," said Sebastian Yoon VP of Product Management at CFN. "The Interxion Financial Hub not only offers the high level of service we require, but also the opportunity to provide our services to the investment and trading firms located within the data centre. We are looking forward to offering our range of powerful solutions to market participants at Interxion and helping to deliver the optimal low-latency environment for electronic trading."
"By CFN selecting Interxion as its City of London hub it further reinforces our commitment to delivering a world-class environment for the investment and trading community," said Kevin Dean, Chief Marketing Officer, Interxion. "The fact that our City of London data centre is uniquely located in a central position between the most important liquidity venues as well as our ability to deliver high-density power and superior connectivity to the financial markets makes Interxion an ideal location for market participants."