Thomson Reuters expands PoPs at Equinix's NY4 data centre

22 September 2016 | James Pearce


Canadian multinational media firm Thomson Reuters has expanded its points of presence (PoPs) at Equinix’s NY4 data centre in Secaucus, NJ.

NY4 is a financial hub in New York City, and Thomson Reuters said it will use the Equinix NY4 International Business Exchange to support the launch of Elektron Managed Services, an enterprise data management tool and workflow tool.

“Access to reliable, time sensitive financial information is crucial to market participants who are automating and outsourcing wherever possible to improve performance and reduce costs,” said Paras Sidapara, global head of managed services, Thomson Reuters. 

“With more than 20 points of presence located in key liquidity venues around the globe, Elektron Managed Services offers robust market data latency options, open platform capability for customers and third-party developers, scalability and round-the-clock support as a managed service.”

Equinix already supports Thomson Reuters from its Nj2 data centre, which is based in Weehawken, NJ, but VP of digital payments John Knuff said the expansion into NJ4 showcases how financial partners can co-locate trading platforms inside Equinix.

“The expansion of Thomson Reuters into our NY4 location further propels our financial ecosystem forward and showcases how financial partners can co-locate trading platforms inside Equinix and interconnect to provide low latency data feeds, analytics and transactional connectivity,” said John Knuff, vice president of digital payments, Equinix. 

“As the demand for the cutting-edge financial and risk tools that Elektron Managed Services provides grows, we will be there to support their global growth and scale.”