Interactive Data Corporation, Equinix and Carpathia are expanding their respective offerings in Asia to provide customers with higher quality market data and faster connections. Interactive Data Corporation’s expansion comes from an alliance with terminal provider Quick Corp and the implementation of Hong Kong ticker plants to reduce latency. Separately, Equinix’s development comes as a result of its newly-formed relationship with hosting service, Carpathia.
Through the new alliance, Quick Corp terminal users in Japan will benefit from the Interactive Data Corporation’s fixed income data offering.
“Interactive Data covers a broad range of fixed income data, such as pricing data, reference information, and 36 countries’ spot/par yield data,” Gakuji Takahashi, executive general manager, Quick Corp. “We believe this broad coverage will benefit QUICK users, providing them a robust tool to support their daily business and meet their requirements in a changing financial environment.”
Interactive Data has also announced its ticker plants, based in Hong Kong, are now live. The ticker plants offer a significant reduction in latency of PlusFeed, Interactive Data’s low-latency, consolidated global data feed. Interactive Data’s new low-latency co-location facilities in Hong Kong will also offer international clients the option to co-locate their applications alongside the ticker plants. This will let them obtain optimised low-latency delivery of Asian data via the Interactive Data sites in Hong Kong.
“With the growth of electronic trading in Asia and higher data volumes globally, clients in Asian markets have an increasing need for cost-effective, real-time market data and delivery,” said Emmanuel Doe, president, Trading Solutions Group, Interactive Data. “We continue to expand our electronic trading services in Asia and elsewhere throughout the world to meet these requirements.”
Meantime, data centre service provider Equinix and Carpathia Hosting have extended their alliance in Hong Kong. This is the first deployment for Carpathia in the Asia Pacific region and is a part of a broader strategic alliance between both organisations. The alliance combines Equinix’s global footprint of carrier-neutral data centres and Carpathia’s scalable and secure enterprise-grade complex and compliant managed hosting solutions.
“Our customers have some very unique requirements when it comes to transaction throughput, bandwidth and latency,” said Jon Greaves, CTO of Carpathia Hosting. “We work closely with Equinix and our customers to design solutions that meet both the needs of the overall business as well as the financial metrics.”
Reporting by Sophie Pallier