There were three other interesting networking deals focusing on the financial vertical this morning:
Colocation provider Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) announced that CFN Services has connected to its Chicago, Frankfurt, London, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Toronto IBX centers. From them CFN will be able to offer its customers ultra low latency, diverse routes for protected services, and optimized network routes in relation to all of the major global financial exchanges. Equinix took the opportunity to update its financial services customer count to over 450, with nearly 900 deployments.
Deutsche Börse Systems, the IT arm of Deutsche Börse AG, will be leveraging Hibernia's Global Financial Network. Specifically, the German company is purchasing secure, high performance connectivity between Frankfurt and Chicago. Hibernia's diverse transatlantic route gives them an edge when it comes to winning a piece of such financial networking deals, as it bypasses congested seabeds near New York and southwestern England and utilizes diverse metro loops as well.
And Savvis announced that Barclays Capital's dark liquidity crossing network, LX, is being hosted at the company's NJ2 facility in Weekhawken. The network "aggregates unique liquidity from its global client base, market structure investments and internal trading desks" at Barclays, and handles some 100 million trades per day. Aggregating liquidity... why oh why am I thinking of the second Terminator movie when I hear that? Ah well, a nice win for Savvis even if the machines are taking over the world.