Foreign exchange trading services provider chooses Optimum Lightpath as fiber capacity provider

JULY 28, 2009 -- GAIN Capital will use its new capacity to increase the speed, scalability, and reliability of its 24/5 online FOREX trading platform used by customers in 140 countries around the world.

JULY 28, 2009 -- New Jersey and New York-based GAIN Capital has selected Optimum Lightpath (search Lightwave for Optimum Lightpath) as its telecommunications provider. GAIN Capital will use its new capacity to increase the speed, scalability, and reliability of its 24/5 online FOREX trading platform used by customers in 140 countries around the world.

To support its rapid growth and accommodate its need for more flexible, on-demand capacity, GAIN Capital extended its offering with Optimum Lightpath's fiber metro Ethernet network and utilize low-latency, high-availability Internet services.

"Low latency trading is critical in the fast moving currency market, so having faster connections through the Internet to our customers is a competitive advantage for both GAIN and our customers. That's why we chose Optimum Lightpath," said Andrew Haines, CIO of GAIN Capital. "Now we have true network diversity, physically independent of traditional carriers, improved speed and reliability, and the ability to add capacity in just a few days -- ultimately providing us with more bandwidth for fewer dollars."

With Optimum Lightpath, GAIN Capital has also migrated to a dual-site hosting model, locating its production trading systems infrastructure in two separate sites with a fully redundant gigabit circuit linking the facilities to enable always-on, real-time data replication.

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