With reducing data latency a priority for financial services firms, one option is to colocate servers that run trading applications close to exchanges. One New York area data center specializes in just that. Savvis, a provider of utility-hosted data center services, has a data center close to Manhattan that offers connectivity to market data from more than 100 exchanges worldwide and OPERA data; access to two SIAC Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure nodes; and colocation proximity hosting for five exchanges, including the AMEX, BATS and PHLX (the other two exchanges declined to allow their names to be printed).
To view photos and descriptions of the Savvis data center, visit www.wallstreetandtech.com/photos.
The Savvis Recognition Systems HandKey CR biometric hand scanner coupled with a proximity card offers dual-factor authentication.
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Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology. View Full Bio