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AboveNet Joins Equinix Financial Exchange and Enhances Connectivity Options Between Equinix’s London Data Centres

April 7, 2009 by · Comments Off on AboveNet Joins Equinix Financial Exchange and Enhances Connectivity Options Between Equinix’s London Data Centres 

Web Hosting ToolsLONDON, UK — AboveNet, a leading provider of fibre optic and IP connectivity solutions for business and carriers, and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, today announced that AboveNet has joined the Equinix Financial eXchange community in Equinix’s London-Slough (LD4) International Business Exchange (IBX®) data centre. AboveNet will provide direct fibre links between Equinix’s LD4 and its London City (LD1) IBX centre, facilitating low latency access between the financial market participants operating in each of the centres, as well as other strategic partners and customers located in LD1. The installation builds upon existing AboveNet deployments servicing the Equinix Financial eXchange communities located within Equinix centres in the Chicago, New York and Frankfurt areas.

With speeds of 0.34ms, the new AboveNet service will enable investment firms based at Equinix’s LD4 centre to benefit from near-instantaneous access to city-based trading partners, trading venues and data services. It will also provide participants located in the city with low-latency access to Equinix Financial eXchange customers and partners in LD4. The service will include AboveNet’s dedicated fibre and managed wavelength offerings, which provide a level of visibility to allow firms to make near immediate adjustments to their electronic trading parameters in response to volatility in the market – thus ensuring they stay ahead of the trading curve. Read more

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