Equinix, and NexGen Networks, a global digital infrastructure company and provider of fibre optic-based network solutions, have announced the expansion of their collaboration to meet increasing capacity demand from leading financial services firms and global enterprises.
In a digital economy where businesses are required to be agile and adaptable, a fixed approach to infrastructure—with its high up-front costs and long deployment times—is no longer tenable. Financial firms are gaining cost savings and flexibility by using the cloud for a broader range of applications—moving beyond back-office functions to business-critical activities including trading motions.
NexGen is leveraging Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centres in Frankfurt (FR4) and London (LD8) to create digital diversity in these key European cities and enable its customers to stay ahead of their competitors in an industry dependent on low-latency and secure IT infrastructure. The expansion will deliver increased access to critical digital infrastructure in the two leading global financial and commercial centres, while extending secure direct cloud connectivity for both NexGen and its customers.
Janesh Mistry, Senior Sales Director, EMEA at NexGen Networks, said: “The collaboration with Equinix will enable NexGen to meet the growing demands for connectivity solutions across major European hubs. We’re excited to see the positive impacts of these efficient, world-class facilities benefit not only UK and European enterprises, but also international corporations seeking regional secure direct access to cloud services and other critical business partners.”
The deployments will provide access to direct and settlement-free IP interconnection infrastructure, delivering a full range of premium colocation, interconnection and support services alongside a major peering and internet exchange point across Europe and other key international markets.
Russell Poole, Managing Director for Equinix in the UK, added: “The financial services industry is a key sector for the UK economy and one we’re keen to continue to support as players look to innovate and grow. NexGen Networks’ expansion with us in the UK will further underpin that, providing its customers with access to critical digital infrastructure in key global financial and commercial markets.”
As a long-time customer of Equinix, NexGen Networks has utilised Equinix's global footprint of data centres and services to establish a presence in many of the top metros for international trading markets.
NexGen’s expansion into LD8 and FR4 further supports its customers in seamlessly connecting to business partners around the world, while leveraging secure cloud connectivity. NexGen Networks is already deployed with Equinix in Ashburn Virginia, Brazil, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, São Paulo, Tokyo and Toronto.