Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced that IPC Systems, a leading provider of voice and electronic trading communications solutions, will deploy in Equinix's International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) data centres in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo to offer innovative trading communication solutions to address the growing demand for smarter and faster trading in key financial centres in Asia-Pacific.
IPC is a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms. By leveraging Platform Equinix, IPC will be able to offer Equinix customers access to its portfolio of financial markets network services which include Connexus, IPC's financial extranet, direct connect data service and managed VPN services. This combination of services brings together a global community of capital market participants where members can securely and rapidly access trade lifecycle services and market data through a single connection or establish point-to-point ethernet connections that securely link multiple geographically dispersed locations to create a private network.
Equinix data centres are home to the world's largest financial services ecosystem. Customers within Equinix have the ability to physically connect and optimize trades, reducing latency and ultimately saving time and money. This interconnection enables trading to happen in a closed environment rather than over the open Internet, adding an extra layer of security.
IPC and Equinix have worked together in Asia-Pacific since 2007 and have since expanded their relationship in North America and Europe.
David Dodd, senior vice president, Asia Pacific Region, IPC: "The APAC region is a key area of growth for the capital markets and IPC is committed to providing industry leading, value-added network solutions for traders in a reliable and secure environment. By deploying our Financial Markets Network service inside Equinix's data centers we can connect to more than 450 buy-and sell-side and over 75 trading venues in the world's top 16 financial markets allows us to provide faster, smarter and more secure services for our customers in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo."
David Wilkinson, senior director, business development, financial services, Equinix Asia-Pacific: "Equinix customers in these markets can expect to see improved performance a and new market opportunities through direct interconnection between members of Equinix's established ecosystems as well as a consistent and premium customer experience."