Inside Telx's New York Data Center
Text and Photos by Melanie Rodier
Take a look inside Telx's New York data center, which provides fiber connectivity to 12 exchanges and more than 30 ATSs and dark pools.
Telx operates 15 interconnection and colocation facilities across the country. The company's New York data center provides speed-of-light fiber connectivity to 12 exchanges and more than 30 alternative trading systems and dark pools. The data center's strategic location at 111 Eighth Avenue gives the facility much sought-after proximity to a multitude of trading venues both in Manhattan and in the surrounding areas.
"It's not just about being in the building, but how close you are in the building to those [exchanges and other venues]," says Telx chief marketing officer Brad Hokamp. "We provide fiber connectivity to all the venues."
The data center, which occupies 100,000 square feet in the old Port Authority building, rests atop one of the main fiber optic arteries in New York City, the Hudson Street Ninth Avenue fiber highway. "It's a center crossroad of a lot of connectivity in the New York area," says Paul Johansen, global marketing and alliances manager for Activ Financial, one of the financial services companies colocated in Telx's New York facility. "It's a central hub location. If a client wants to trade in all the equity markets, it's better to be in a central location than to be colocated in each exchange."Start Gallery.