NYSE Technologies, the tech unit of NYSE EuroNext, is planning a new SFTI access center in Equinix's brand new NY5 data center in Secaucus New Jersey. That facility is scheduled to formally open for business in less than three weeks on August 1, and will be the sixth such Equinix IBX worldwide to house one of the exchange's SFTI access centers.
SFTI stands for Secure Financial Transaction Information, and is the NYSE's core connectivity component to its multiple exchanges and partners, with connectivity to over 1,300 financial market participants. Secaucus's location is ideal for the NY financial vertical, with easy access to both Manhattan and the growing band of NJ-based datacenters that cater to the same financial vertical.
In very related news, Adva Optical Networking (ETR:ADV, news) has now announced that NYSE EuroNext has deployed its FSP-3000 DWDM system as part of the new SFTI buildout in NY5. The small footprint and low latency capabilities have already made ADVA's gear very competitive in the financial vertical, but of course getting in with NYSE EuroNext is a big deal for them.