TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Q9 Networks (Q9) is pleased to announce
that it has been selected by NYSE Technologies, the commercial
technology unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX), to host a Secure Financial
Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI®) access centre. The agreement will
extend the SFTI backbone into Q9's Toronto data centre, enabling
Canadian customers to directly access services over the global capital
Created for the financial services community in 2002, SFTI is built to
facilitate large quantities of electronic quotes, trades and market
data traffic while ensuring reliable, ultra-low latency access to NYSE
Euronext's markets and other global trading venues and firms, including
more than 1,300 market participants.
Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Q9 is providing NYSE
Technologies with secure and redundant physical infrastructure in one
of its high-availability data centres.
With this new installation, financial services customers within the Q9
data centre will be able to cross-connect into a suite of low-latency
trading services available on SFTI. Customers outside of the facility
will also be able to receive SFTI services by connecting into the Q9
"Co-locating in Q9's state-of-the-art data centre further strengthens
the reach and connectivity of the SFTI global trading network," says
Don Brook, Head of Infrastructure, NYSE Technologies. "Q9 has attracted
a strong base of trading firms, including a number of SFTI customers
that will benefit from even greater market access, reduced connectivity
costs and enhanced performance through this new access centre."
Q9 designs, builds and operates its data centres to meet the most
demanding IT infrastructure requirements, including the increased power
and cooling demands of today's high density computing devices.
Customers connect to the Internet via Q9's unique network and are
protected by Q9's 100 per cent, SLA-backed uptime guarantees on both
power and network availability. Customer equipment and data centre
environmental parameters are monitored 7x24 by Q9's Control Centre,
staffed by experts versed in all aspects of IT and facilities
"We are very pleased to be hosting the NYSE Technologies' SFTI network
at Q9," says Q9 Chief Executive Officer, Osama Arafat. "Our reputation
for security and reliability has been instrumental in establishing us
as the data centre provider of choice for Canada's financial community.
With this announcement, we further extend that reputation and enable
Canadian market participants to take advantage of direct access to NYSE
Technologies' high-quality, low-latency trading network."
About NYSE Technologies:
A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies provides broadly
accessible, comprehensive connectivity and transaction capabilities,
data and infrastructure services, and managed solutions for a range of
customers requiring next-generation performance and expertise for
mission critical and value-added trading services. NYSE Technologies
offers a diverse array of products, services and solutions to: the Buy
Side, including order routing, liquidity discovery and access to a
community of over 630 Broker-Dealers and execution destinations
globally; the Sell Side, including high performance, end-to-end
messaging software and innovative market data products delivered on the
world's largest, most reliable financial transaction network; and
Market Venues and Exchanges, including multi-asset exchange platform
services, managed services and expert consultancy. With offices across
the U.S., Europe, and Asia, NYSE Technologies offers advanced
integrated solutions for the global capital markets community, earning
the ability to power trading operations for many of the world's best
financial institutions and exchanges. For additional information visit:
About Q9 Networks:
Q9 Networks is Canada's leading provider of outsourced data centre
infrastructure for organizations with mission-critical IT operations.
Q9's 11 data centres and network are backed by an industry leading SLA
that guarantees 100 per cent network and power availability. Q9
services, including: co-location, bandwidth, dedicated servers,
firewalls, load balancing, virtual private networking (VPN) and
back-up/restore, enable the rapid provisioning and scalability of
client infrastructure. Q9 is backed by ABRY Partners, one of the most
experienced and successful media, communications and information
services focused private investment firms in North America, having
completed over $21 billion of investments since 1989.
SOURCE Q9 Networks Inc.
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