Solution introduction

Global connectivity, ultra-low latency

Fixnetix is a front office managed service provider facilitating fast, resilient and secure electronic trading for the global capital markets community

DXC’s Fixnetix Low Latency Infrastructure solution provides global connectivity and lightning fast infrastructure to capital markets firms through its ultra-low latency backbone, consisting of over 40 data centers and access to over 90 key liquidity venues.

DXC acquired Fixnetix in 2015. Originally founded in 2005, Fixnetix is an award winning international technology vendor, supplying outsourced services for ultra-low latency trading, market data, hosting, infrastructure connectivity and risk management to Tier 1 investment banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and exchanges worldwide.

Designed specifically for electronic trading participants, the Fixnetix Low Latency Infrastructure solution features a ‘meshed’ environment that utilizes dark fiber, DWDM and microwave technology to offer 100% resiliency. It automatically selects the next best path in the event of any circuit failure.

Connectivity is carrier agnostic, nurturing local and global partnerships to ensure the best solution and best route possible from over 30 providers. When required, the solution can support dedicated customer connectivity to any on-net location.

Market data and trading access can be delivered to any customer location or data centre in the Fixnetix backbone. Market data is available in either raw or normalised format, from over 90 different exchanges and liquidity venues worldwide.

Fixnetix offers fully managed customer environments within its 40+ data centers based on bespoke customer requirements under robust Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Features include:

  • Hardware consultancy, procurement, build, installation and support
  • Hardware-as-a-service
  • Cross connect procurement, installation and support
  • Enhanced security options, caging, physical and virtual access controls
  • Remote hands support
  • 24/7 support and monitoring
  • Customer on-boarding service

DXC and Fixnetix work with the future in mind, deploying full monitoring of the infrastructure inclusive of a ‘refresh’ program to future proof their connectivity solutions.

Fixnetix also offer a suite of pre-trade risk management tools, designed to provide real-time pre-trade risk assessment in addition to real-time market data and trading connectivity to a variety of venues. Trading times are in the single digit microseconds.

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