JANUARY 10, 2011 -- Spread Networks LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, will connect Spread Networks Low Latency Metropolitan Dark Fiber Network to Equinix’s New York (NY4) International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Secaucus, N.J.
Spread Networks, which provides the low-latency route between New York and Chicago, has complemented that route with the new Low Latency Metropolitan Dark Fiber Network. The new route was trenched between Carteret, N.J., and the Equinix NY4 IBX data center in Secaucus, N.J.
The dark fiber network offers a managed and secure point-to-point service connecting two financial centers. Each customer receives a dedicated fiber pair on the advanced dark fiber network and the capacity to light up as many wavelengths as needed on each private fiber. Customers can use that route for metro-N.J.-only communications for the fastest path between Carteret and Secaucus, or they can combine it with Spread Networks current Chicago-to-Carteret route to achieve the shortest route from Chicago to Secaucus.
The Equinix NY4 IBX data center in Secaucus hosts many financial market participants, including the Boston Options Exchange and Direct Edge, and improves network availability through interconnection to strategic financial partners that require optimized network routes.
“We literally built a brand new dark fiber network from the ground up to raise the standard for speed, diversity security, and reliability between New York and downtown Chicago. By working with Equinix, we can now provide customers with connectivity between Carteret and Secaucus at the lowest possible latency,” says W. Brennan Carley, SVP product marketing, Spread Networks.
“Low latency is critical to electronic trading and the availability of Spread Networks’ new service at our NY4 IBX data center presents an attractive value proposition for our customers,” states John Knuff, general manager for Equinix Global Financial Services.
Spread Networks worked closely with optical equipment manufacturers in search of the lowest-latency solutions. These network equipment providers include ADVA Optical Networking, Ciena Corp., and Infinera.