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Gain Capital picks up speed with Optimum Lightpath

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 8:30am
Mike Robuck

As a player in the financial services world, Gain Capital has a need for speed when it comes to serving its clients, which is why the firm chose Optimum Lightpath as its telecommunications provider.

With Optimum Lightpath, New Jersey and New York-based Gain Capital increased the speed, scalability and reliability of its 24/5 online Forex trading platform that is used by customers in 140 countries around the world.

In order to support its rapid growth and accommodate its need for more flexible, “on-demand” capacity, Gain Capital extended its offering with Optimum Lightpath’s fiber Metro Ethernet network. By using Optimum Lightpath, the company gained low-latency, high-availability Internet services.

“Low-latency trading is critical in the fast-moving currency market, so having faster connections through the Internet to our customers is a competitive advantage for both Gain and our customers. That’s why we chose Optimum Lightpath,” said Andrew Haines, CIO of Gain Capital. “Now we have true network diversity, physically independent of traditional carriers, improved speed and reliability and the ability to add capacity in just a few days – ultimately providing us with more bandwidth for fewer dollars. We feel like we have a true partner in Optimum Lightpath. They deliver a great service for us, and I just don’t worry about our bandwidth capacity anymore.”

With Optimum Lightpath, Gain also migrated to a dual-site hosting model, locating its production trading systems infrastructure in two separate sites with a fully redundant gigabit circuit linking the facilities to enable always-on, real-time data replication.

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