Interxion, a European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services, is to host mission-critical IT applications for Lupus alpha Asset Management GmbH in its financial hub in Frankfurt.
Lupus alpha offers specialist investment concepts to institutional investors and as a result the firm requires a broad choice of low-latency connectivity options and minimum latency to pursue its core business, Interxion said in a release.
Its business model requires access to real-time market data feeds, enabling its sub-millisecond trading strategies. Lupus alpha selected Interxion because its Frankfurt facility offers a choice of over 150 carriers, provides best-in-class technical infrastructure and complies with strict legal regulations, the vendor said.
Lupus alpha will also benefit from access to the fast-growing financial services community at Interxion, the company added.
Connectivity through cross-connects enables high-performance access to market data providers such as Bloomberg, Morningstar and FactSet, as well as their SWIFT Service Provider located within the Financial Hub.
Interxion's scalable infrastructure allows Lupus alpha to fully exploit its high-performance computing capabilities. In addition, Lupus alpha has assigned Interxion's facilities to serve as a second live data center, ensuring full redundancy for all data and transactions.
"Interxion provides us with cost-effective access to the major exchanges and market data providers we require, thanks to the broad choice of carriers." explains Matthias Biedenkapp, founding partner and managing director, Lupus alpha Asset Management GmbH.
"Asset management firms such as Lupus alpha quite rightly make the highest demands of their data center infrastructure," said Peter Knapp, Interxion Germany managing director.
"A reliable infrastructure enables them to focus on their core business and is something that we at Interxion take extremely seriously."Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald ... View Full Bio