SIX Financial Information and Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, today announced that SIX has expanded its data-center presence to Chicago to support ongoing demand for its global financial data feeds.
By adding a presence in Chicago, SIX Financial Information gains scalability and geographical diversity with its existing footprint in Savvis’ Weehawken, N.J., campus, plus expanded opportunities to deliver low-latency connections to businesses collocated in Savvis’ data centers.
“As more and more of our customers use hosted data centers, we have an opportunity to reduce their cost of ownership by establishing a presence in the same centers,” said Barry Raskin, managing director of SIX Financial Information. “Cross-connections within the same facility are far less expensive than long-haul land lines.”
While SIX Financial Information has operated its own redundant data centers for more than 25 years, Raskin said that taking advantage of Savvis’ managed hosting services helps the company cost-effectively address exponentially growing data volumes.
“In addition to reducing data transport costs for our customers, Savvis’ Tier 3+ data center gives us the flexibility to support our growing IT footprint,” said Wally Beddoe, vice president of operations, SIX Financial Information. “The facility’s scalable power supply and environmental controls, plus the added comfort of physical and logical security that meets our stringent corporate standards, helped make our decision to put critical internal and customer systems in Savvis’ hands very easy.”
“We are extremely pleased and honored that SIX Financial Information has decided to further extend its use of Savvis Markets Infrastructure to build out a secondary facility in Chicago,” said Roji Oommen, managing director of financial services for Savvis. “We look forward to building upon our already successful relationship and providing great service to SIX and its clients.”