Nigel Kneafsey, CEO, Options
"The Options platform has become a proven alternative for those electronic trading firms considering consolidating or exporting their high performance infrastructure and we are excited to be able to expand that offering into TY3."
Options, the private financial cloud provider, has announced a further expansion of the firm's Asian presence with the addition of co-location services in Equinix's TY3 data center in Tokyo.
Options' expansion into TY3 will see the IaaS provider offer clients leveraging the firm's Velocity platform access to managed hosting services in the largest FX trading facility in Asia.
"Over the years, we've witnessed huge demand for data center services in Japan driven by financial services companies, trading platforms and liquidity providers. TY3 offers extensive network choice and the ability to interconnect with a wide range of customers, business partners and service providers to support Equinix's financial services customers. Options expansion in TY3 gives market participants easy access to FX markets globally," said David Wilkinson, senior director, financial services and enterprise, Equinix Asia-Pacific.
Options CEO, Nigel Kneafsey, commented, "This latest expansion follows the recent addition of a range of European market feeds as well as the completion of the US equity network and co-location build-out. It's an exciting time for the Options platform as a whole but particularly for the Velocity offering, which continues to go from strength to strength, providing clients with the lowest latency and highest capacity direct market access both locally and globally.
"The Options platform has become a proven alternative for those electronic trading firms considering consolidating or exporting their high performance infrastructure and we are excited to be able to expand that offering into TY3. The fully scalable Velocity solution provides clients with best-in-class flexibility and capacity, allowing them to focus on the business behind the market connectivity."