Canadian venue-neutral infrastructure provider TMX Atrium is continuing its European expansion, today announcing the delivery of a series of low latency access options into Moscow, from the Equinix FR2 IBX data center in Frankfurt.
Earlier this year, Forex Magnates spoke with TMX Atrium’s Managing Director Emmanuel Carjat, who explained that the company is experiencing a significant demand for direct point to point connectivity between Moscow and London, and that the company intends to increase its capacity between venues in both locations, with further additions to infrastructure, including Points of Presence (PoP) having been rolled out between Paris and London recently, echoing the company’s North American implementation within Chicago’s executing venues.
TMX Atrium announced its connectivity path from the Equinix FR2 IBX data centre to Moscow M1, a third party multi-tenanted hosting facility, earlier this year as part of the demand, and concurrently delivers multiple venue and market data access from all of the major European financial liquidity centers into the Equinix FR2 data center.
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Providing access options products that enable cost-effective access into and out of FR2, offers clients a choice of how they access the increasingly important liquidity centres of Frankfurt and Moscow, which reflects Moscow Exchange’s need to keep pace with the demands of its high-frequency traders. The venue recently implemented further low latency connectivity in the form of a new derivatives data feed, available for co-locations’ users who are connected to the M1 Data Center, which is operated by Stack Telecom.
Mr. Carjat made a statement on behalf of the firm that, “As firms seek to broaden trading strategies and meet the growing regulatory drive for diversity into and out of key financial centers, offering a wide range of options and access to multiple markets is critical. We can connect clients located in the Equinix FR2 IBX data center to other key locations such as Moscow, as well as provide quick and easy access into key markets and venues located across North America, Europe and Russia. Equally, we can connect clients outside the Equinix FR2 IBX data center to the venues and services located in FR2.”
Dick Theunissen, CMO, Equinix EMEA further added that, “We’re delighted that TMX Atrium consistently recognises the benefits of presence within an Equinix data center. In 2012, TMX Atrium completed their reach into the Equinix NY4 data center in New York, now TMX Atrium members can expand their reach into the Equinix FR2 IBX facility in Frankfurt. In turn, Equinix clients located in FR2 can easily access the growing TMX Atrium community. TMX Atrium’s access option provides existing and new customers the capability to deliver existing knowledge in the Frankfurt data center out to other Eastern European markets including Moscow.”