Connectivity provider Avelacom is using Metamako, the specialist provider of FPGA-enabled, high-performance networking devices, to accelerate its network processing power and keep latency to an absolute minimum.
The firm says the solution meets the needs of HFT firms and all firms in capital markets for whom latency is critical, allowing them to benefit from the latest technology innovations in data processing.
Avelacom is now live with Metamako’s C-Series network devices (using the MetaMux app, running an Intel Arria FPGA), providing its clients in Aurora Data Centre in Illinois with “substantially reduced latency and true real-time trading capabilities to access CME Group markets”.
Connectivity and IT infrastructure solutions provider Avelacom has opened a new office in Singapore, managed by Gabriel Bassas, who has been appointed VP sales for APAC.
In the past year Avelacom says it has seen double-digit growth in new business volumes coming from the APAC region, driven by clients demanding professional-grade connectivity services between APAC venues and exchanges, and to those in Europe and the USA.
It adds, that new business is expected to increase over the next few years, also driven by the growth of APAC crypto exchanges, which are starting to deploy high performance physical IT infrastructure demanded by trading institution clients.
Avelacom has announced the launch of a new point of presence in Equinix’s Tokyo (TY3) International Business Exchange data centre, providing trading firms with faster and more reliable connectivity between TY3 and Equinix’s London (LD4/5) data centre facilities. The new London – Tokyo route delivers the lowest latency in the market – 145.3 milliseconds (round-trip), the firm claims.
The new connectivity is designed to serve the needs of financial services firms, enabling them to access market data and send orders at the highest possible speed and improve overall trading performance.
Avelacom announced that it has partnered with XTRD to “provide low latency access to all major crypto exchanges globally”.
The sub-millisecond market data and order routing, delivered over the Avelacom network, is designed to help XTRD to aggregate liquidity across exchanges in Asia, Europe and the US in the fastest way. In particular, this partnership should enable improved arbitrage strategies across the top 10 Asian cryptocurrency exchanges, such as BitMEX, Binance, Bittrex, Huobi and OKEx.
Commenting on the partnership, Aleksey Larichev, Avelacom’s managing director, says: “We found a big gap between the demands of our institutional clients and the typical solutions provided over the Internet. Web-based applications will never meet the expectations of institutional investors.