Leading financial data provider selects Savvis Markets Infrastructure to
expand efficiently under growing demand
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and
global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, and SIX
Financial Information today announced SIX has expanded its data center
presence to Chicago to support ongoing demand for its global financial data
By adding a presence in Chicago, SIX Financial Information gains scalability
and geographical diversity to its existing footprint in Savvis' Weehawken,
N.J., data center campus, plus expanded opportunities to deliver low-latency
network connectivity to businesses colocated in Savvis' data centers.
"As more and more of our customers use hosted data centers, we have an
opportunity to reduce their cost of ownership by establishing a presence in
the same centers," said Barry Raskin, managing director of SIX Financial
Information. "Cross-connections within the same facility are far less
expensive than long-haul land lines."
While SIX Financial Information has operated its own redundant data centers
for more than 25 years, Raskin said that taking advantage of Savvis' managed
hosting services helps the company cost effectively address exponentially
growing data volumes.
"In addition to reducing data transport costs for our customers, Savvis' Tier
3+ data center gives us the flexibility to support our growing IT footprint,"
said Wally Beddoe, vice president of operations, SIX Financial Information.
"The facility's scalable power supply and environmental controls, plus the
added comfort of physical and logical security that meets our stringent
corporate standards, helped make it a very easy decision to put critical
internal and customer systems in Savvis' hands."
"We are extremely pleased and honored that SIX Financial has decided to
further extend its use of Savvis Markets Infrastructure by expanding to one of
our Chicago data centers," said Roji Oommen, managing director, financial
services, for Savvis. "We look forward to building upon our already successful
relationship and continuing to provide great service to SIX and its clients."
Savvis Markets Infrastructure allows financial services companies across the
globe to customize IT and connectivity solutions to fit their needs, including
access to more than 200 exchange and liquidity venue feeds. Visit
www.savvis.com/financial for more information.
About SIX Financial Information SIX Financial Information is a leading global
provider of data services and solutions for financial and insurance firms,
corporations and the media. Aggregated in real-time from over 1,500 worldwide
sources, SIX's financial information is comprised of corporate actions,
pricing, reference and market data for over 12 million instruments and is
unique in terms of information depth, breadth and structure. With offices in
23 countries, SIX combines the advantages of local expertise with global reach
to offer comprehensive data services for investment advisory, portfolio
management, financial analysis and securities administration professionals.
Financial Information is one of four business areas of SIX which offers global
premium services in securities trading, clearing and settlement, payment
transactions, and financial information.
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About Savvis Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT
infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today's
ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with
personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting
services over advanced networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core
environments and meet new market opportunities.
About CenturyLink CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company
in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services
market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in
cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers.
CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and
select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic
network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company
also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink(TM)
Prism(TM) TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is
an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's
For more information, visit www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com.
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