Frankfurt-based asset management firm optimises its mission-critical IT applications at Interxion
FRANKFURT 22 July, 2010 - Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, is to host mission-critical IT applications for Lupus alpha Asset Management GmbH in its Financial Hub in Frankfurt.
Lupus alpha offers specialist investment concepts to institutional investors and as a result the firm requires a broad choice of low-latency connectivity options and minimum latency to pursue its core business. Its business model requires access to real-time market data feeds, enabling its sub-millisecond trading strategies. Lupus alpha selected Interxion because its Frankfurt facility offers a choice of over 150 carriers, provides best-in-class technical infrastructure and complies with strict legal regulations.
Lupus alpha will also benefit from access to the fast-growing financial services community at Interxion. Connectivity through cross-connects enables high-performance access to market data providers such as Bloomberg, Morningstar and FactSet, as well as their SWIFT Service Provider located within the Financial Hub.
Interxion’s scalable infrastructure allows Lupus alpha to fully exploit its high-performance computing capabilities. In addition, Lupus alpha has assigned Interxion’s facilities to serve as a second live data centre, ensuring full redundancy for all data and transactions.
"Interxion provides us with cost-effective access to the major exchanges and market data providers we require, thanks to the broad choice of carriers." explains Matthias Biedenkapp, founding partner and Managing Director, Lupus alpha Asset Management GmbH.
"This is further evidence of Interxion’s position as one of the leading providers of colocation and proximity hosting services to the finance sector. Asset management firms such as Lupus alpha quite rightly make the highest demands of their data centre infrastructure,” said Peter Knapp, Interxion Germany Managing Director. “A reliable infrastructure enables them to focus on their core business and is something that we at Interxion take extremely seriously.”
Interxion is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving over 1,100 customers through 27 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With connectivity provided by 350 carriers and ISPs and 18 European Internet exchanges across its footprint, Interxion has created content and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com
About Lupus alpha
Lupus alpha (the term means the leading wolf in the pack) is an owner-managed, independent asset management company that offers institutional and retail investors specialised investment products. Each of the company’s products is the responsibility of portfolio managers with many years of experience and success. For more information, please visit www.lupusalpha.de
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