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FCM360 Launches Low-Latency Financial Cloud to Meet Financial Trading Needs in New York, Chicago, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FCM360 has just launched a global financial cloud hosting solution for traders, sell-side software vendors (ISVs) and exchanges to meet global trading infrastructure requirements by connecting the world's major financial hubs.

"FCM360 created its new low-latency financial cloud to meet the needs of financial traders, brokers and matching technology providers that need global high-speed, low-latency trading infrastructure located in the world's major financial centers. The core of the backbone that provides colocation and managed hosting that spans from New York, Aurora and Chicago, Illinois, London and Frankfurt to Hong Kong and Tokyo. The FCM360 financial cloud is based on having super pops and hosting facilities in sought-after locations such as NY4 New York, LD4 London, FR2 Frankfurt and hosting facilities in Hong Kong and Tokyo," according to Jubin Pejman, Managing Director of FCM360 (http://www.fcm360.com).

NY4 and LD4 have become the most sought-after locations to trade and distribute data in the financial industry and are the two most appropriate locations for FCM360 to offer its financial cloud service. This is unlike competing cloud products that do not offer comprehensive solution because they rarely disclose their locations or provide clients with full service offerings for their infrastructure needs.

"FCM360's low-latency network provides the fastest routes between all of its hosting hubs including 32.5 millisecond latency between New York and London and 4.29 milliseconds between London and Frankfurt – the fastest latencies available between these routes. With these speeds, trading houses that replace existing and more expensive infrastructure with our financial cloud are assured that the networking and processing latency will meet or exceed their existing deployment," notes FCM360's Pejman.

Market makers, hedge funds, low-latency trading platforms, funds with less than $100 million under management, liquidity aggregators and proprietary traders rely on FCM360 for trading infrastructure. FCM360 also provides connectivity to over 50 exchanges, Electronic Crossing Networks (ECNS) and brokers worldwide.

"We deliver a single point of contact to manage every facet of trading infrastructure," says Pejman.

FCM360's financial cloud solution solves four common problems:

1. Location Disclosure – Full location disclosure and proximity to exchanges, liquidity venues and low-latency market data and news feeds are essential. With FCM360, traders know the actual latency offered by our financial cloud-trading infrastructure. "This has been one of the key tenets of building FCM360's trading infrastructure and a major shortcoming of competing financial cloud models," says Pejman.

2. Low Latency – If a trading house completely replaces its larger and more expensive bare-metal trading infrastructure, FCM360 ensures that the networking and processing latency meets or exceeds their existing deployment.

3. Multiple Connectivity Options – The FCM360 financial cloud offers an array of connectivity options to exchanges, ECNs, banks and market data/news providers. Pejman adds, "With our investment in infrastructure, traders can be confident that the network cost-effectively connects seamlessly to trading counterparties around the world."

4. Turnkey – The financial cloud must provide a turnkey solution to access all components that comprise a trading infrastructure. FCM360's financial cloud emulates a traditional hosting model by removing the complex individual components that make it difficult for traders to turn up services at will.

FCM360 (http://www.fcm360.com) specializes in turnkey datacenter solutions for traders and exchanges. This includes proximity hosting for high frequency trading, low-latency trading, automated trading, algorithmic trading and exchange connectivity. FCM360 provides low-latency exchange connectivity to over 50 exchanges including CME Group, NYMEX, COMEX, CBOT, KCBOT, ICE OTC, ICE Futures, CBOE, Toronto Montreal Exchange(TMX), Australian Securities Exchange(ASX), Singapore Exchange(SGX), BM&F Bovespa, Mexican Derivatives Exchange(MexDer), BATS, NYSE LIFFE, NASDAQ OMX United States/Europe, NYSE Euronext, London Stock Exchange(LSE), Toronto Stock Exchange(TSX), Currenex, Hot Spot FX, Integral FX, Direct Edge, FX All, TradeStation, ICAP EBS, Reuters Dealing 3000, Lava FX and more. Editorial contacts: media@fcm360.com or dick@pirozzolo.com.

SOURCE FCM360