Fortex Inc., one of the leading electronic communication network (ECN) trading platforms, today announced a launch of its hosting facility in the LD5 Equinix Datacenter as it rapidly expands its footprint in the region.
Fortex is building on success in NY4 (New York) and HK3 (Hong Kong) datacenters where it currently securely hosts trading infrastructures for a large number of MT4 and MT5 servers for FX and CFD brokers, banks and other trading institutions.
The second largest IBX Site in Europe, LD5 is built on the same campus that houses Equinix’s existing LD4 IBX data center and features state of the art datacenter technology, redundant power, cooling, and fiber optic connectivity that meets the regulatory requirements of highly-regulated financial industry.
In this new facility, Fortex will be offering hosting services on premium dedicated hardware to the FX and CFD brokers, asset managers and other market participants who are looking to place their mission-critical matching engines, MT4/MT5 trading servers, reporting servers and other system components in a secure and co-located environment.
Fortex’s facility in LD5 is connected to the LD4 IBX datacenter by more than 1,000 diverse dark fibers and enables its customers to easily cross connect to other financial firms housed in LD4/LD5. Moreover, customers in Fortex’s LD5 facility will be able to take advantage of superior connectivity over private dedicated high-speed fiber lines and custom network paths to our other facilities in NY4 and HK3, thus empowering firms’ global operations and facilitating secure and speedy exchange of trading and pricing information.
Natallia Hunik, Global Head of Sales at Fortex stated:
Adding LD5 makes our hosting and connectivity offering truly holistic as our clients who operate their businesses globally will now be able to access prices from London, New York and Tokyo with minimum latency when using our network. This means Fortex-hosted clients will ultimately deliver better trading experience to their customers who want to be able to receive most relevant pricing data from London and experience truly low-latency execution of their transactions.
Fortex is a leading ECN platform, with $12 billion in currency, metals, energy, and CFD trades and 500,000 tickets a day for tens of thousands of traders around the world. The company’s powerful Fortex platform, Fortex 6 application for traders, sophisticated cloud infrastructure, and middleware solutions have revolutionized currency, commodity, and equity trading. Today, traders, broker dealers, market makers, money managers, banks, hedge funds, and investors around the world rely on Fortex to accelerate trade execution and support sophisticated trading strategies. And the most successful currency trading firms have built their FX businesses on the Fortex platform. Fortex is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California with offices in New York, Boston, Hong Kong, Limassol, Shanghai, and London. The company is privately held.