Options Switches to Arista Networks to Deliver the Lowest Latency Solution for European Exchange Col


Options has deployed Arista’s Ultra-Low Latency Switching Technology.



New York and London – September 19, 2013 – Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets, has today announced the deployment of Arista Networks’ new low latency switching for the firm’s ultra-low latency co-location clients in European exchange hosting facilities operated by the London Stock Exchange (LSE), NYSE, and the Deutsche Boerse. This upgrade will ensure the lowest possible latency for European exchange clients of Options’ PIPE® Velocity, the IaaS provider’s ultra-low latency market data, connectivity and application hosting service.

The deployment with Arista Networks, the specialised provider of low latency switching and cloud-based networking solutions for large data centres and financial trading environments, sees Options use Arista’s new 7150 Series switch series. The 7150S offers up to 64 wire-speed L2/3 10GbE ports or 16 40GbE ports with multicast, allowing Options to enhance latency performance for clients consuming LSE market data at other Options’ data centres combined with the use of new dark fibre routes.

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About Options (www.options-it.com): Options is the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets. 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.