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Options Further Expands Its Managed Colocation Offering With New European Markets

September 21
11:18 2015

London ― Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced the addition of SWX, Wiener Borse and Nasdaq’s OMX to the firm’s high performance connectivity and managed colocation platform, Velocity. The new European feeds will be available for clients leveraging the Velocity offering which provides a single integrated low latency platform to all major liquidity centres globally.

This latest expansion follows a period of continued investment and development in the managed service provider’s European connectivity and complements the extensive list of exchange, dark pool and ECN venues currently available on the firm’s distinctive managed colocation offering.

Each venue and feed is linked via the Velocity platform, which leverages the fastest WAN links between these centres, allowing electronic trading firms to access equities and derivatives markets across Europe with agility and cost certainty. As part of this latest expansion, a number of key improvements have been made to existing European markets, including upgraded fiber paths to Basildon and Frankfurt.

Ken Barnes, Options SVP and head of the firm’s managed colocation business, commented, “With coverage of the tier one markets already cemented, we have set our sights on changing the economics of accessing every market across Europe. Customers looking for high performance access to these markets from colocation centres across the continent can now do so while leveraging the high-touch customer service Options has made its hallmark. This latest upgrade underlines Options’ continued commitment to building the fastest low latency network on the market and we plan to exceed evolving customer demands in this regard.”

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Options is the leading managed service and IT infrastructure products provider to the global financial services sector. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the company made a strategic decision to become the first provider to offer cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges.

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