RampRate Survey: Low Latency Scenarios
RampRate is conducting a study of how broker dealers are connecting to their customers and peers, especially in low latency scenarios. If you choose to participate in our 5-10 minute survey, you will receive an aggregate of our results and a no-charge review of your current co-location or hosting contracts in this area
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Where do you currently run low latency trading operations (select all that apply)?
New York / New Jersey
What hosting services do you use in these locations?
Managed dedicated serviers
Cloud - IaaS
Cloud - PaaS
What kind of connectivity do you use to reach your customers / partners?
Direct cross-connects (fiber)
Direct cross-connects (copper)
Aggregated connections to multiple partners through 3rd parties
Connections to exchanges only
For New York, approximately what % of low latency operations do you run in each of the following?
NYSE – Mahwah
Nasdaq - Carteret
Equinix – NY4
Equinix – NY5
Equinix – Other
In-house data centers
Other (please specify)
How has that changed in the last 5 years?
For New York, what is the average price per peak kilowatt (or KVA) you’re paying for colocation (including space and power)?
>$550 / kilowatt
$500-$549 / kw
$450-$499 / kw
$350-$399 / kw
$300-$349 / kw
$250-$299 / kw
<$250 / kw
If hosting in multiple locations around NY, how do these fees vary by location?
For London, what facilities are you using to run low latency trading (select all that apply)?
a. LSE Exchange Hosting
b. NYSE - Basildon
c. Equinix – LD4
d. Equinix – LD5 / LD6
9. How has that changed over the last 5 years?
Write each explanation on a separate line.
For London, what is the average price per peak kilowatt (or KVA) you’re paying for colocation (including space and power)?
>£450 / kilowatt
£400-£449 / kw
£350-£399 / kw
£250-£299 / kw
£200-£249 / kw
<£200 / kw
If hosting in multiple locations around London, how do these fees this vary by location?
What is the average price per fiber cross-connect you’re paying in these low latency hubs (in USD)?
How have the costs for low latency co-location and cross-connects changed in the last 2 years?
Increased by >20%
Increased by <20%
About the same
Decreased by <20%
Decreased by >20%
What has been driving the change in costs over time?
What new technologies are you exploring to improve efficiency / reduce cost of low latency trading?
New exchange hubs
Aggregation of cross-connects
How satisfied are you with your outsourced providers for low latency co-location on a scale from 1-10 where 1 is awful and 10 is perfect?
What is driving satisfaction right now (if that's the case) and/or what is driving dissatisfaction? Are there changes you foresee making as a result?
What are specific areas that are driving dissatisfaction (check all that apply)
If you have a mix, specify all options
Costs for space / power
Costs for cross-connects
Other costs (labor, install, etc.)
Other contract terms
Performance – uptime
Performance – latency
Customer Service / Tech Support
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