Options Continues Managed Colocation Expansion At Equinix Zurich & Milan
Low Latency Connectivity To SIX and Borsa Italiana Feeds
New York / London ― April 25, 2018 ― Options, the leading provider of global market data and colocation services for trading firms, today announced its high performance managed colocation solution has been extended to Equinix’s Zurich (ZH4) and Milan (ML2) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. Options’ clients colocated at the facilities will benefit from low latency interconnection to SIX exchange feeds at source and a proximity option to the Borsa Italiana exchange feeds.
The Options platform today offers dedicated managed colocation services at over 20 key trading hubs across Europe, North America and Asia. These latest additions are part of a phased global expansion project which has most recently seen the Options colocation infrastructure build out at Nasdaq Stockholm; a new platform-wide market data gap detection solution; the introduction of high bandwidth backbone upgrades; and increased connectivity to market data sources. This market expansion will continue throughout 2018, with further new managed colocation facilities planned in Spain (Madrid), South Africa (Johannesburg), South Korea (Seoul) and Singapore.
Options’ Global Head of Account Management, Stephen Morrow, commented, “This latest project milestone reaffirms our commitment to supporting sought after locations across Europe. These new venues allow us to offer new connectivity options to 2 top tier European exchanges, either in-country or across our backbone to central hubs in London.”
Equinix’s 200 global data centers are home to the world’s largest multi-asset class electronic trading ecosystem — a robust collection of interconnected execution venues and trading platforms, market data vendors, service providers, and buy-side and sell-side firms. Connectivity at Equinix’s ZH4 data center in Zurich provides reach to 80 percent of Europe within 30 milliseconds. Equinix’s Milan data centers provide interconnection within the financial capital of Italy, attracting international financial companies.
The Options Managed Colocation platform provides ultra-low latency market data, connectivity and application hosting services at the source of liquidity. Boasting over 20 colocation sites worldwide with connectivity to 400+ market data feeds and order entry access, it enables firms to deploy the most latency sensitive trading strategies across all major liquidity venues globally. Click for details on our latest global footprint expansion and market data availability.
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options is the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global financial services sector. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the company made a strategic decision to become the first provider to offer cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges. Options was named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table. In 2017, the firm received a growth investment from private equity firm Bregal Sagemount.