Data centre provider Equinix has announced deals to support low-latency connectivity to trading venues in Brazil and Canada.
Orange Business Services – Trading Solutions, a subsidiary of French telecoms provider France Telecom, has chosen Equinix's New York data centre to support client DMA in Brazil.
The firm's TCSnet network has provided connectivity to Brazil's BM&F Bovespa exchange, as well as trading firms and brokers in the Brazilian market, since last year.
Orange wanted a strategic point of presence in the New York area and chose Equinix' International Business Exchange NY4 data centre for its ability to provide connectivity to Brazilian customers within 24 to 48 hours.
“Our customers in the New York area want to trade directly with firms in Brazil and have direct access to BM&F Bovespa,” said Jerry Mattiace, vice president, North America, Orange Business Services – Trading Solutions. “Equinix offers us the widest range of financial services partners under one roof and the ability to connect them to our Brazilian network within hours.”
Trading Solutions connects to the Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Tamboré sites owned by ALOG Data Centers of Brazil, which was recently acquired by Equinix.
“Our expanding financial ecosystem connects exchanges, sell-side and buy-side firms, as well as market data and service providers to new opportunities in markets around the world,” said John Knuff, general manager, global financial services at Equinix.
Separately, Canadian trading venue Omega ATS has chosen to locate in Equinix's data centre in Toronto. Omega will gain access to Equinix's financial services ecosystem, while Equinix will help the firm to optimise performance and connect to global services and trading partners.
The deal also means companies within Equinix's Toronto facility can now directly connect their servers to Omega's point of presence, gaining access to the firm's trading infrastructure.
Omega rewards liquidity providers with time priority over other marketplaces and is the only ATS to offer US securities listed in Canadian dollars. It has some 70 subscriber firms, including Canada's five largest dealers.