Renowned as one of the world’s top financial centres, London is home to the world’s leading trading venues and benefits from an extensive array of low-latency connectivity options to mainland Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Participants in these markets gain significant competitive advantage when they place their trading systems in close proximity to one another inside liquidity hubs like the Equinix data centre campus in London-Slough.
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Rich Financial Ecosystem
Since the early 2000s, Equinix has focused on building robust financial ecosystems in key financial centres around the world. Operating within Equinix’s London-Slough International Business Exchange® (IBX®) campus puts your infrastructure in the middle of a robust community, interconnecting trading counterparties, execution venues, market data providers, order routing networks and other financial technology services, to create the world’s largest multi-asset financial ecosystem.
“As a recognised leader in financial IT infrastructure, Equinix
provides the type of high-quality hosting foundation that
we require as we continue to grow our market share and
operate in the top global financial markets.”
— Paul O’Donnell, chief operating officer, BATS Chi-X Europe
Connectivity is a key driver for selecting a data centre. Most financial services clients select a data centre location based on proximity to execution venues and market data sources.
Our London-Slough data centre campus boasts multiple different networks, dark fiber providers and extranets. This diversity creates opportunity for Equinix clients to design networks and select carriers based on their specific business drivers such as high bandwidth, low latency, global connectivity, cost control or a mix of these priorities.
All of the London-Slough campus trading participants are just a cross connection away for anyone with servers located in the Equinix’s London-Slough IBX Campus. Cross connections can be brought live in 24-48 hours, giving you fast access to scalable bandwidth connectivity at a fixed monthly cost, enabling firms to quickly connect to clients, capture order flow and deliver a faster time to revenue.
While internal connectivity is a key driver, more than 80% of the connections established by Equinix financial customers terminate off-premise. Broad network diversity ensures Equinix clients have the widest choice of options when connecting to customers and counterparties located outside the data centre. Network providers in Equinix’s London metro data centres connect to all the major financial centres in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.