The inability to process trades and transactions at a moments notice on a slow, unreliable network is an issue plaguing many of today’s financial firms and exchanges – even milliseconds of downtime can translate to millions of dollars in loss. Possessing a reliable, ultra-low latency network that enables the high-speed transfer of financial transactions in real-time while guaranteeing optimal business performance is critical to any financial firm or exchange’s success.
As a real estate investment trust (REIT) and leading owner, developer, operator and manager of wholesale data centers, DuPont Fabros Technology knows this all too well. That is why DuPont Fabros recently selected Sidera Networks, the premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, to supply ultra-low latency connectivity between its NJ1 data center in Piscataway, NJ and a critical financial exchange in Aurora, IL (2905 Diehl Road) via Sidera’s Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Network. But this is not the companies’ first rendezvous. Sidera also maintains a connection to DuPont Fabros’ ACC6 data center in Ashburn, Virginia.
Sidera’s Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency Networks allows DuPont Fabros’ tenants easy access to diverse fiber paths and high-speed connectivity between Aurora, IL, Piscataway, NJ, and Ashburn, VA for financial services applications, back-up and recovery and Cloud services. On a broader scale, it also offers its end-users connectivity between major financial hubs throughout the New York metro market, Chicago and Aurora, IL, Toronto, Canada and London, UK.
Vinay Nagpal, Director of Carrier Relations at DuPont Fabros Technology, describes the advantages of Sidera’s network, “Sidera’s Xtreme Ultra-Low Latency network enhances our ability to provide direct connectivity to the financial services market. Our highly secure wholesale data center solutions now provide high-demand and big bandwidth connectivity leveraging Sidera’s ultra fast network.”
According to adds Clint Heiden, President of Sidera Networks, another advantage for Dupont Fabros’ customers is the networks capability of handling 100G and turning up clients in less than two weeks from any of DuPont’s connected data center facilities.