Since 2005 Telehouse has been providing QuantHouse with access to the leading financial exchanges. Telehouse’s data centre is a key transport hub for all fibre optic links coming from the US and Europe. This provides QuantHouse’s financial clients, who are using colocation services, with key business advantages, that allow them to optimise the trading performance of their algorithms.
QuantHouse had been based in Telehouse East’s London data centre, with a point-of-presence (POP) to the US and Europe financial exchanges. As QuantHouse grew, so did its demand for space. The demand for growth presented Telehouse with an opportunity to position QuantHouse with an area within Telehouse West, a new site based in the heart of London Docklands.
Telehouse West is a state-of-the-art facility offering high levels of security, power, cooling and technical support. The site is made up of nine floors with over 19,000m2 of technical and customer space, with each floor capable of loading 1.5 tonnes per sq/m. For QuantHouse, the opportunities of being able to expand its POP to the new site presented an enormous opportunity to greatly increase its quality and service to its customers.
“For our customers low latency connectivity is the ultimate factor which determines how successful you are”, says Feligioni. “For Financial institutions the difference between success and failure can rest in fractions of a second. Our customers demand the best and fastest service possible and are simply not content with low latency; they demand ultra low latency. In order to meet these demands, we need to be confident that the firms we partner with are able to provide us with the necessary requirements.
“Since 2005, we have enjoyed a strong relationship with Telehouse and the emergence of Telehouse West in London Docklands allows us the lowest latency possible for our customers. Our presence within Telehouse West will enable our customers to trade quicker and more efficiently because they can be connected even closer to brokers and exchanges.”
In addition to ultra low latency, the new data centre provides QuantHouse with the highest security measures including systems-controlled access and front-line security staff, perimeter intrusion detection equipment and CCTV, among several protection measures.