ApexTrader’s datacenter is Telx located at the Lakeside Technology Center (350 East Cermak) which is the world’s largest at 1.1 million square feet and the nerve center for Chicago’s futures markets, housing data centers for financial firms attracted by the wealth of peering and connectivity providers among the 70 tenants. Located in the South Loop of the Chicago Central Business District, 350 Eest Cermak is the premier mission critical data center and telecommunications facility in the Midwest. The facility offers access to the CME/LNET Exchanges, direct access to SFTI Network and other carriers via fiber to the other suites within the building. The industrial-strength infrastructure includes four fiber vaults and three electric power feeds, which provide the building with more than 100 megawatts of power. 350 East Cermak is currently the second-largest power customer for Commonwealth Edison, trailing only Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Grid power is supported by more than 50 generators throughout the building, which are fueled by multiple 30,000 gallon tanks of diesel fuel.
Why did we choose the Telx datacenter? It’s simple. Speed and Reliability. We could have found datacenter hosting for less expensive, but with the security and redundancy required in our business, and for the fastest possible trade execution it is critical you find the best solution for our traders’ needs.
All of the ApexTrader servers are dedicated to a single service and are monitored 24x7x365. Technical support staff members are notified of a slowdown or disruption in the services in seconds. Additionally, all the servers are backed up nightly on-site and off-site and there are always spare servers and server parts in the event of a catastrophic hardware failure.