The power of proximity
Data centres at the heart of the financial markets
How we help Financial Sector organisations trade and move quickly to meet their obligations effectively
Helping The Financial Sector Turn Change To Advantage
Uncertainty and regulatory changes characterise today’s financial sector. The economic and political landscape poses challenges, made all the more complex by a liberalised attitude to competition that opens the door to globalisation. Big data is making inroads within Financial Services as investment firms manage their risk real-time and retail banks and insurance firms look to exploit the explosion of digital customer data to better tailor their product. Furthermore, there’s regulatory pressure to increase capital and liquidity retention and comply with more stringent requirements for security, data protection and business continuity. Keeping a competitive edge has never been tougher.
The combination of these pressures requires you to increase business agility, by creating more cost-effective, flexible and scalable IT infrastructures. Achieving the required scalability in-house would require significant up-front and ongoing investment in non-core activities. Our data centres offer a highly secure alternative for you to host your systems and data in a state-of-the-art facility at the heart of financial markets across Europe, helping you to respond rapidly to change.
- Better connected: close proximity to customers, partners, more than 450 connectivity providers and 18 Internet Exchanges
- High performance and reliability: low-latency, high-speed connectivity and a well-managed, resilient and secure environment that’s underpinned by our SLAs for 99.999% availability
- Cost effective: Solutions that scale as your business grows, so you pay only for what you need and, thanks to a wide range of carriers and cloud providers, competitive pricing plans for you to choose from
Changing regulation governing data protection and business continuity, growing demand for high-performance computing resource and the continued drive for cost reduction are putting pressure on the IT infrastructures in the banking sector.
Capital market participants demand fast connectivity to liquidity pools, the ability to connect to business partners within the data centre and fast, flexible service delivery.
Pervasive political, economic and regulatory change, combined with disruptive technology, is compelling European insurers to re-think data centre strategies, and to strive for increased flexibility and lower capital and operating expenditure.