Small Exchange Partners with CyrusOne to Provide Access to New Futures Exchange in Aurora
The Financial Industry’s Preeminent Data Center Campus Provides Secure and Fast Access for Small Exchange Customers
Chicago, IL (June 4, 2019) – CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, and the Small Exchange, today jointly announced the exchange will reside within CyrusOne’s Aurora data center campus. The exchange is launching proprietary indices in equities, interest rates, metals, energy and foreign exchange designed to allow participants of all sizes to participate in the futures markets.
“We are honored to partner with the Small Exchange as we help their customers with easy, fast and secure access to the markets. CyrusOne’s Aurora campus is home to an ecosystem of financial service companies, asset managers, and traders all with the knowledge and confidence that their daily operations are flowing through the nerve center of the financial markets,” said Robert Crespi, vice president, products, CyrusOne. “The combination of major trading platforms, multiple public cloud providers, an equidistant cross connection platform with traditional interconnection options, our new wireless tower, and significant onsite power and compute capacity has created a rapidly growing financial services data center hub in the region. Today’s announcement is the next evolution of our goal to expand the world’s preeminent data center campus for the financial markets.”
“The Small Exchange is very excited to work with CyrusOne and their Aurora facility as they are to play a vital role in the infrastructure underlying the operations of the Exchange. The CyrusOne team and their colocation site provide us with a state of the art, easy to access facility for our participants who require direct access to the Exchange systems.” said Donnie Roberts, president and CEO of the Small Exchange. “This world class facility is just another piece of the puzzle that furthers our mission to enable access to our marketplace for all types of participants.”
CyrusOne operates more than 45 data center facilities across the United States, Europe and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered with the most power redundancy to add scalability.
About Small Exchange
Based in Chicago, the Small Exchange – backed by award-winning industry innovators and powered by a proprietary matching engine – recently filed to become a registered Designated Contract Market (DCM) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
The Small Exchange’s mission is to become the world’s largest customer-centric futures exchange, bridging the futures product gap for investors of all sizes by providing appropriately sized futures products that are capital efficient, simple to use, and easy to understand for all participants. The company will facilitate the trading of exchange-created proprietary products for all types of market participants including, but not limited to market makers/liquidity providers, Introducing Brokers (IBs), Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs), proprietary trading firms and hedge funds, all with a primary focus on the public retail customer. Please visit thesmallexchange.com for more information.
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a high-growth real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The Company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for approximately 1,000 customers, including more than 210 Fortune 1000 companies.
With a track record of meeting and surpassing the aggressive speed-to-market demands of hyperscale cloud providers, as well as the expanding IT infrastructure requirements of the enterprise, CyrusOne provides the flexibility, reliability, security, and connectivity that foster business growth. CyrusOne offers a tailored, customer service-focused platform and is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its more than 45 data centers worldwide. Additional information about CyrusOne can be found at www.cyrusone.com.
David M. Baum