High-Performance Private Cloud Platform Accelerates Market Data Delivery and Trade Execution Across Major Asset Classes and Liquidity Venues Worldwide
Herndon, VA — June 14, 2011 – CFN Services, a leading provider of managed high-frequency trading enablement services, today announced the Alpha Platform™, a global high-performance private cloud for automated trading. This low-latency market data and application delivery platform improves automated trading performance across key liquidity venues in the equities, options, futures, derivatives, and FX markets. It is a flexible and customizable platform that seamlessly integrates the delivery of low latency market and event data with best-of-breed trading applications, all proximity hosted within the liquidity venues to accelerate trading performance.
The infrastructure that forms the foundation of the Alpha Platform™ provides ultra-low-latency market data delivery and trade execution for some of the world’s most sophisticated high-frequency trading firms. Trading application vendors can now leverage this same infrastructure to jumpstart low-latency global delivery of their solutions, while trading firms can rapidly deploy these applications in a high-performance environment to capture more Alpha and increased trading profits.
“We’re seeing a strong movement toward higher frequency trading among quantitative hedge funds and other sophisticated trading firms,” said Sebastian Yoon, CFN Services’ Vice President of Financial Services. “These firms are looking to accelerate their trading strategies, but the costs are often prohibitive. The Alpha Platform™ addresses this challenge, leveraging the same world-class infrastructure that CFN deploys for our global high-frequency trading clients.”
CFN Services is partnering with leading providers of market and event data, along with trading application vendors to integrate turnkey solutions across the entire trading stack, from ticker plants and messaging, to risk management and complete OMS/EMS systems. With the ability to integrate third-party software and services with proprietary applications, on a single server in a single exchange to an interconnected global deployment, the Alpha Platform™ offers complete flexibility and scalability.
About CFN Services in the Global Financial Markets
CFN Services is a leading provider of managed high-frequency trading enablement services, providing solutions that accelerate market data delivery and trade execution for some of the most sophisticated financial markets participants worldwide. CFN Services operates the low-latency Alpha Platform™, a high-performance global cloud that accelerates trading performance for automated traders across key liquidity venues in the equities, options, futures, derivatives, and FX markets.
About CFN Services
CFN Services provides high-performance network and application delivery solutions for real-time, mission-critical applications. Leveraging FiberSourceÂ®, a global network optimization platform, CFN Services builds low-latency private cloud solutions to solve the performance challenges of latency and jitter in distributed IT environments. Whether the application and data are dispersed across town or around the globe, CFN Services deploys turnkey solutions within and between public and private data centers in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.