âIt is critically important for NYSE Euronext, in our dual role as an exchange operator and technology company, to ensure a technology and operational infrastructure of the highest quality and integrity, and to provide the highest levels of speed and capacity, lowest latency and maximum flexibility,â said Stanley Young, CEO of NYSE Technologies and Co-Global CIO of NYSE Euronext. âPowering our new data centers and network with Ciena technology will help produce a clear competitive advantage for NYSE Euronext and our customers in terms of executing trades and delivering mission critical information as well as advancing leading edge applications such as state-of-the-art co-location facilities.â
For more than one year, NYSE Technologiesâ U.S. and European communications engineering teams led by Andy Bach, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Communications, as well as Global IT procurement and Legal support services, worked to define an architecture and select a partner to jointly define, create and deploy a leading-edge solution that would position NYSE Euronext at the forefront of ultra low latency executions and market data distribution.
Cienaâs CN 4200Â® RS FlexSelectÂ® Advanced Services platform, capable of delivering a true 100G data stream over a single wavelength, will play a key role in NYSE Euronextâs communications backbone â the Secure Financial Transaction InfrastructureÂ® (SFTIÂ®) network â to maximize customersâ access to a wide variety of financial services.
âContinuing our heritage of optical innovations and industry firsts, weâre excited to enable NYSE Euronext to reach new levels of network performance with this 100G network,â said Steve Alexander, Chief Technology Officer at Ciena. âAs the traffic demands of enterprises and service providers continue to escalate beyond current network capacities, our solutions provide customers with network scalability from 1 Mbps to 100 Gbps, ensuring a flexible, simplified and operationally-efficient network foundation to support a wide variety of applications and services.â