IPC, a leading provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community, today announced the launch of Connexus Infrastructure Services (CIS), a managed private and hybrid Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with global availability at premier colocation facilities. Powered by IPC’s Connexus Cloud, CIS is part of IPC’s Financial Markets Network, one of the industry’s largest secure encrypted communications platforms connecting a community of over 200,000 users across 6,000 market participant locations in 700 cities.
CIS offers an array of solutions that enables market participants to execute a variety of electronic trading strategies across multiple asset classes in markets around the world. Services range from fractional cabinet colocation to complete infrastructure management including server, firewall and storage administration. These services are available in private or hybrid IaaS models coupled with managed connectivity that leverages IPC’s Connexus product portfolio for Extranet, WAN, Ethernet and Trader Voice services.
“In today’s highly competitive and ever changing financial markets landscape, Connexus Infrastructure Services delivers a competitive edge by offering a managed infrastructure with close proximity to numerous liquidity venues combined with varying levels of compute power, storage and security,” said Tim Carmody, Vice President, Global Product Management and Engineering, Financial Markets Network, IPC. “As a result, market participants can benefit from both optionality and flexibility through right-sized, cost-effective solutions that deliver ample processing power while minimizing latency.”
Carmody continued, “Given today’s volatile markets, investment managers and broker-dealers are continuing to seek innovative solutions that are engineered to address their most complex trading challenges. CIS and Connexus together provide a flexible, tailor-made and powerful solution by embedding services closer to liquidity venues and market participants, whether co-located or across a wide community.”
The IPC Financial Markets Network portfolio includes data connectivity solutions consisting of the Connexus Extranet, Connexus Ethernet and Connexus WAN as well as voice solutions consisting of Connexus Voice and Trader Voice services. IPC’s Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centers and allows access to more than 6,000 market participant locations across 700 cities in more than 60 countries.