New York, NY – April 3, 2012 – Activ Financial, a global provider of fully managed low-latency and enterprise market data solutions, today announced that ActivNet, the firm’s global infrastructure for the transmission of financial data worldwide, is expanding its offerings to include raw feed delivery and trade order routing. Originally developed to provide access to locally aggregated raw direct exchange feeds as well as globally aggregated exchange feeds, the collocated, highly managed and reliable system is now also being utilized for trade/execution transport and other latency sensitive data.
“ActivNet is a fully realized global infrastructure that has a proven track record as a high-performance, stable and low-latency communications platform,” said Antonio Bernard, Chief Network Architect of Activ Financial. “By offering additional capabilities vital to the financial sector, businesses across the world can access high-quality data and execute trades at the fastest speeds available, all without the added costs necessitated by building and maintaining their own global network infrastructure.”
ActivNet is optimized for real-time information services related to price discovery, eliminating transfer issues often facing multi-purpose networks. To support the infrastructure, Activ’s proximity centers operate in more than 20 physical global centers around the world, either in or near exchanges in key market locations, ensuring space, power, cooling, and an extensive, flexible network that is able to meet demanding requirements.
The architecture behind ActivNet provides the speed advantages of local direct feeds plus fast delivery of content from away markets. By leveraging the concept of an A & B Ring, which provides a fully resilient and dynamic path for delivery of raw exchange data and market data, coupled with strategic points of presence across major international locations, users are granted extremely high levels of traffic engineering capability. This architecture provides best in class latency characteristics while also providing the highest degree of resiliency. In addition, the commitment to carrier neutrality allows Activ to leverage the best providers between points where reliability is critical.
“ActivNet was originally designed to drive our core business at Activ Financial, and as such customers can trust that the network is maintained at the highest level.” said Activ Financial President Frank Piasecki. “We are consistently searching for and testing new routes and offerings and investing in our infrastructure, and businesses can take advantage of the quality system that Activ Financial uses for its own data needs every day.”