High-frequency trading data center launched in New York

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DAILYHOSTNEWS, January13, 2012 – Perseus, provider of connectivity to financial services companies, has signed a long-term lease for a 5,000 sq ft data center suite at one of the world’s most connected buildings, located in New York City.

The carrier hotel at 60 Hudson St. houses numerous data centers and serves as a port of entry into the US for all transatlantic network cables, Perseus COO Andrew Kusminsky said.

New York-based Perseus has secured an anchor tenant for the space – a financial services firm whose equipment is already humming away at the facility. Additionally, “all of the New York metro fiber providers are in the space already,” Kusminsky said.

The company has also brought its own international and metro network assets into the facility.

Kusminsky did not name the anchor tenant but said the company was going to run a variety of trading applications in the space.

More than 500 networks connect in the 23-storybuilding, located in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, including the majority of domestic long-haul carriers and transatlantic cables.

This is not the first presence in the building for Perseus, a niche connectivity player focused predominantly on the low-latency-trading market. The company also has a small network point of presence (POP) at a Telx data center there.

The company’s new data center at 60 Hudson contains about 3,000 sq ft of data center floor, supporting infrastructure occupying the rest, Kusminsky said. In addition to the anchor tenant’s infrastructure, the facility can support another 80-100 cabinets.

Perseus’ lease – signed for more than 10 years – includes an option to take additional space on the same floor which can be used to expand data center capacity.


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