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Options signs on to Equinix’s newly extended London data centre

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Provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global financial services sector to deploy in Equinix LD4 data centre to accelerate business performance.

Equinix, a global interconnection and data centre company, has announced that Options, a provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global financial services sector, will be deployed in Equinix’s expanded LD4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre.

The £29 million expansion of the LD4 site at Equinix’s London Slough campus took place earlier this year. Options has committed to extending its relationship with Equinix in the UK with its deployment in LD4, which is planned to take place in January 2019. Options already has existing deployments with Equinix globally, including in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.

With over 90 network service providers and access to a range of transatlantic cables, Equinix’s London Slough campus is one of the busiest network nodes in the UK, and offers latency in the region of 30 milliseconds to New York and 4 milliseconds to Frankfurt, making it an ideal high-performance hub for electronic trading, as well as cloud and content service provision. 

With 200 data centres across its global footprint, Equinix’s partnership with Options has so far enabled its customers access to more than 1,600 network and 2,750 cloud and IT service providers.

LD4’s newly expanded data centre facilities will further enable Options to increase its performance, reduce the time it takes to provision services, and improve its resiliency and reliability. This will have an increase Options’ business performance and increase the user experience of its customers.

Richard Hughes, SVP managing director for Europe at Optionscommented, “We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with Equinix by deploying our services in their newly extended LD4 data centre. Options’ customers require best-in-breed low latency and the ability to deliver new services to a predictable timescale.”

“While cross connects from alternative data centre providers can take up to two weeks, Equinix facilitate dedicated connectivity in less than 24 hours. Regardless of location, our Equinix account team continues to bolster our global colocation services and has demonstrated insightful perspective on the financial technology driving local markets.”

Russell Poole, managing director at Equinix UK added, “Approximately $2 trillion of trades are made every day from our LD4 data centre which is helping to facilitate the enormous growth of interconnection bandwidth in London. We are delighted that Options is expanding its presence in LD4 and leveraging our global platform and mature financial services and cloud ecoystems.”

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