Fixnetix, a leading provider of Front Office IT Services,is enhancing its coverage of exchanges and trading venues as it will be providing co-location and IT Services in the CME Hosting Facility. The new service complements its existing offering in central Chicago. The firm’s presence in the CEMARK facility will provide customers with a diverse choice of partners.
The CEMARK facility offers users a vast set of features that support their trading needs. On its website, the CME outlines the key components that construct its hosting facility, stating that there is more than 50,000 square feet of recently re-modeled raised floor space, with three substations providing 18 MW of power and three independent cooling systems holding a capacity of 4,000 tons.
The infrastructure is built to support both fast-moving markets, as well as firms that consume substantial data. In addition, there are 170 miles of fiber throughout the building connecting the financial ecosystem.
Hugh Hughes, pictured, CEO & Chairman Fixnetix, commented in a statement: “Fixnetix is extremely focused on delivering a world class front-office managed service solution to CME Group customers.”
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The trading venue authorises a number of firms providing technology solutions to providers in financial markets. On the firm’s website it lists the number of providers, with over thirty registered as service providers, these including,Thomson Reuters, S&P Capital IQ and CQG.
Fixnetix is one of the leading providers of low latency services to financial trading firms. It was the first company to offer an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) trading solution, announcing a real-time low latency filter, iX-eCute, an FPGA to solve the eternal industry conundrum of pre-trade risk, compliance and ultra-low latency execution.
Unlike other solutions, the iX-eCute microchip has near zero impact on latency for governing the required checks directed by the recent SEC Rule 15c3-5 and anticipated declarations from other regulatory governing bodies by having nic to nic times as low as 740 nanoseconds.
The notion of speed has fast become a pivotal subject matter in global financial markets trading since the establishment of e-trading across asset-classes, participants on the buy and sell-side have been enhancing their systems to cater to super fast trading.