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QuantHouse Boosts Backbone Capacity to 100G Using Arista

Iress’s QuantHouse market data and infrastructure subsidiary has upgraded its data centre backbone connections globally to 100 Gigabit capacity to address the rigours of the ongoing market volatility. The upgrade is part of a wider infrastructure enhancement aimed at meeting three business objectives designed to enhance performance and resilience while adding customer self-service capabilities. As…

Cloud-Delivered Market Data for Institutional Users – A Reality Check

By Mike O’Hara, Special Correspondent. Cloud-delivered market data was once ‘over my dead body’ territory for institutional market data managers, who understandably fretted aloud about performance, security and licence compliance issues. But Covid-19 has forced those same data managers to confront the fact that many of their professional market data users are able to work…

TNS Adds Infrastructure Monitoring Capability to Financial Extranet

US network operator Transaction Network Services (TNS) has added a performance and utilisation monitoring capability to its secure financial markets extranet. TNS Oculus allows the company’s financial markets clients to assess the performance of the TNS services they are using, see the status of connected devices and assign entitlements through a point of access. The…

LSE Adds TNS Low-Latency Connection in London as It Plans Data Centre Shift to Docklands

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has installed its ultra-low latency TNSXpress Layer 1 connectivity capability at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) colocation facility in the City of London. The implementation comes as the LSE is understood to be planning for a move to a new London data centre at the Telehouse facility on the Isle of…

Pico Strengthens its Global Data Centre Presence with New Taiwan Colocation Facility

Continuing its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, trading infrastructure specialist Pico has launched a new managed Taiwan colocation facility, at Chunghwa Telecom’s CHT Taipei IDC in Banqiao, New Taipei City. The facility will offer connectivity to the Taiwan Stock Exchange’s (TWSE) data centre, with plans for links to the Taiwan Futures Exchange (Taifex) and Taipei Exchange (TPEx),…

McKay Brothers Forges Fastest Link to Korea Markets

Microwave-based low-latency market data specialist McKay Brothers International has raised the bar for connectivity to the Korean Stock Exchange with the launch of what it claims is the fastest links between Busan and Tokyo and Illinois. The rollout of the company’s hybrid microwave / fibre private bandwidth services will be a boost to firms in…

The Results Are In… Trading Tech Insight Awards USA 2020

The A-Team Group Trading Tech Insight Awards USA winners were announced this week in the second year of the North American edition, and while we were sad not to be able to hold our usual glittering reception to celebrate the winners, their achievement is no less redoubtable. US market practitioners and suppliers are facing unique…

Recorded Webinar: Financial Services Infrastructure in the Post-Covid Environment

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken financial institutions’ working practices to the core. Trading volumes have exploded, with some venues recording more than 10X the usual volume of transactions. Volatility has raged, with the benchmark VIX index testing new highs. And nor are these one-offs; the impact has been sustained since the virus hit in early…

New Fixnetix Chief Beeman Outlines Vision for Front-Office Lift-Out Offering

Jake Beeman, who took over as general manager of Fixnetix this month following the departure of Steve Williams, has arrived with the remit to expand on the company’s vision for front-office transformation, with a specific focus on data, analytics and infrastructure. Beeman took on his new role at Fixnetix on May 13, Prior to that…

Crosslake Fibre Strengthens US/Canada Connection with 165 Halsey Street Expansion

Crosslake Fibre, a telecoms operator specialising in connectivity between Canada and the US, has expanded its network into the 1.2 million square foot data center, colocation and telecom carrier hotel 165 Halsey Street, just 13 miles from Manhattan. The new network, which delivers sub-9 ms round trip delay (RTD) performance between Toronto and New York…