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Financial Services

Equinix's IBX® data centers protect and connect the critical digital assets of global financial services firms in the world’s top financial centers. Our global data centers provide a neutral meeting place for the world's financial community. Today, hundreds of capital markets participants, insurers and electronic payments firms colocate critical IT systems inside Equinix and interconnect to facilitate the operation of countless financial IT workloads. It all happens with the speed, security and reliability you expect from the world’s leading data center provider.


Capital Markets

Equinix's global data centers are home to the world’s largest multi-asset class electronic trading ecosystem—a robust collection of interconnected execution venues and trading platforms, market data vendors, service providers, and buy-side and sell-side firms. It’s an expansive marketplace, interconnected inside a leading global colocation and proximity hosting data center platform. Our data centers offer proven reliability, availability and technical support, as well as Business Continuity Trading Rooms that provide backup facilities to keep you going should primary operations go down.

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The Insurance industry today faces increased complexity, more regulation and heightened consumer expectations, and that’s straining IT systems, which must adapt in an efficient and cost-effective way. By moving IT infrastructure inside Equinix’s global data centers, insurers gain access to leading colocation facilities, guaranteeing the highest levels of data center security and operational reliability worldwide. And our innovative Insurance Data Exchange ecosystem is an interconnection platform that simplifies the sharing of data between multiple stakeholders in global insurance markets—from life to property and casualty. Market participants directly connect to one another there, enhancing the performance of risk modeling systems and the consumption of cloud technologies, while lowering IT, bandwidth and network connectivity costs.

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Electronic Payments

There are more ways than ever to make payments, handle purchases and manage finances electronically, and the options are expanding with the continued proliferation of mobile devices. These choices are changing behavior, and that’s created sky-high expectations for speed and convenience that require businesses to continuously adjust their payment networks to efficiently reach end users. Equinix’s global network-neutral data centers can help electronic payments firms, retail banks and service providers meet these escalating demands by allowing them to position payment infrastructure among the widest range of networks and critical components in the digital supply chain. That gives them the ability to quickly scale connectivity, storage and computing capacity and, above all, access innovative new services—all from one central location.

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