-Direct low latency connectivity to U.S. Liquidity Center in Mahwah via SFTI Optic-
New York, NY - August 3, 2011 - NYSE Technologies, the global commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX), today announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) to build and operate a SFTI® Access Center at their NJ1 data center facility in Piscataway, NJ.
The new Access Center will offer full service and support for NYSE Technologies Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure® (SFTI®) network including access to all NYSE Euronext U.S. Equities and Derivatives markets, NMS data and over 20 additional US market centers. A direct low latency SFTI Optic link will also be available from NJ1 to NYSE Euronext’s U.S. Liquidity Center in Mahwah, New Jersey. The new SFTI Access Center is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2012.
“The SFTI Access Center at DFT’s NJ1 data center confirms NYSE Technologies’ commitment to ensuring our clients have industry leading access, performance and reliability across our broad range of products and services,” states Stanley Young, CEO of NYSE Technologies. “DFT understands the importance we place on providing secure, resilient and diverse fiber connectivity options to our clients and we look forward to establishing our newest SFTI Access Center at the NJ1 facility.”
“We are very pleased that NYSE Technologies has selected the NJ1 data center for deployment of their SFTI Access Center,” states Hossein Fateh, President and CEO of DFT. “Connecting our NJ1 data center directly to the NYSE Technologies SFTI Network will meet our current and future tenants’ requirements for a direct low-latency connection to the trading platforms and matching engines. NYSE Technologies’ SFTI access center will allow NJ1 to offer even greater performance for latency sensitive trading platforms over data centers without a direct connection via this SFTI Access Center.”
The new SFTI Access Center at Piscataway will interconnect NYSE Euronext’s Liquidity Center at Mahwah, Proximity hosting site at Weehawken and network of SFTI Access Centers in New York and Chicago to offer more direct connections to markets and market information. Tenants at DFT’s NJ1 facility will have the ability to directly connect to the low-latency, high-speed, fully secure and redundant SFTI network to access NYSE Euronext U.S. markets, NMS data and a host of additional market centers on the SFTI network. For customers seeking to improve their latency performance, direct fiber connectivity to the NYSE trading platforms at the Liquidity Center in Mahwah is available at NJ1 through SFTI Optic. This point of access will eliminate multiple hops and lengthy back hauls, further reducing latency, and improving reliability and resiliency.
SFTI is the financial industry’s most secure and resilient network that provides over 1,300 financial market participants with a single point of connectivity to multiple exchanges, market centers and content service providers around the world. Providing lowest latency access to NYSE Euronext Equities and Derivatives markets and a host of non-NYSE Euronext global execution venues, SFTI was built specifically for electronic trading and market data transmission with the goal of enabling firms to reduce their time-to-market, improve their performance and significantly lower the cost of their high-performance trading infrastructure. Members also benefit from full redundancy and access to a range of NYSE Technologies solutions including Risk Management Gateway™, SuperFeed™, Marketplace™ and Compute On Demand.
DFT’s NJ1 data center facility measures 360,000 gross square feet, with 88,000 square feet of raised floor space currently built-out, which gives its wholesale tenants access to 18.2 megawatts of available critical load. NJ1 has been designed to be concurrently maintainable. It has several network connectivity options available and boasts a tri-lateral underground diverse duct bank system.
For more information on NYSE Technologies global connectivity solutions please visit http://nysetechnologies.nyx.com/trading-infrastructure.
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