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OptionsCity Expands Global Hosting Solution in London; Selects Interxion

OptionsCity, a leading provider of services, tools including pricing, risk management, execution and automated systems, today announced that it has selected Interxion to support the company’s expanding global hosting infrastructure by leveraging its European cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data center services. OptionsCity’s offering in London marks the fourth component of its global solution, alongside previously launched facilities in New York, Chicago, Aurora, and Frankfurt.

OptionsCity Hosting, coupled with OptionsCity’s robust software platform, enables clients to quickly connect to major financial Exchanges around the world and provides reliable, low latency direct market access. The new offering includes both proximity and colocation hosting in strategic data center locations across the U.S. and Europe.

“Leveraging the connectivity at the Interxion data center in London, we are able to cut capital and operational costs while providing a seamless experience to our customers through a fully hosted solution.” said Rudy Fasouliotis, CIO of OptionsCity. “We selected Interxion based on proximity to equity and derivatives markets, low latency connectivity, and facility security.”

Doug Loewe, UK Managing Director, Interxion added: “This announcement further reinforces our position as the London data center of choice for the derivatives trading community. We recognize how vital it is for our customers to be able to access a wide range of reliable and secure connectivity providers to create direct access for their customers. The products and services offered by OptionsCity will be a great addition to our financial hub adding to already more than 10 Exchange access points and 100+ capital markets participants.” 

OptionsCity Metro and OptionsCity Freeway are the company’s two core software offerings. Metro is a fully configurable electronic trading and market making platform that gives traders an intuitive interface with full control over trading and integrated risk management. Metro fully integrates with Freeway, OptionsCity’s multi-asset automated trading engine that offers traders and developers a complete automated developmental environment coupled with powerful execution capabilities.