Options Announces Direct Internet Connectivity to Frankfurt (FR2)

New York / London / Frankfurt ― January 18th, 2020 ―Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, have today announced the availability of direct, high-performance Internet connectivity to Frankfurt (FR2).

This direct connectivity is an exciting addition to the Options network and service offering, allowing clients to access services hosted at Equinix Frankfurt (FR2) and other European colocation facilities.

Options facilitates trading at hundreds of venues worldwide with real-time market data, direct market connectivity, and fully managed colocation services. Options’ industry-leading expertise in infrastructure automation, architecture, and operations provides clients with rapid time to market, TCO reduction, and best-in-class performance, resiliency, and security.

Today’s announcement builds on Options’ recent service expansion news relating to three exchange-related integrations completed in 2020; Miami International Securities Exchange (MIAX), newly-launched Members Exchange (MEMX) and Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE), and follows the announcement made by Options earlier this month to purchase Fixnetix from DXC Technology.

John Bryant, Options CTO, commented, “Direct Internet connectivity to one of the pre-eminent European trading colocation facilities is an exciting addition to the firm’s global market data and trading connectivity service offering. 2020 was a year of considerable growth for Options, and we are delighted to have completed the build-out of our Frankfurt Internet infrastructure to facilitate client requirements for European connectivity, hosting and data residency in a post-Brexit world.”