Now here’s a different take on “low latency” services using Ethernet transport and access. Data center operator CoreSite is supporting two economic news services, “Need to Know News” and “Rapidata,” as customers in its facility at 1275 K Street in Washington DC.
That puts both news services just a mile from the government agencies that issue the economic data that the financial markets often hinge on in the city itself. That proximity to the data plus connectivity to various fiber routes means that the news can reach the right ears in New York and Chicago more quickly.
That’s minimizing the latency in news delivery, which is a bit different than the usual discussion of latency high speed algorithmic trading. One might wonder how much the lower news latency will matter, but it is, at least indirectly, an argument for lower latency on CoreSite routes between New York and Washington, D.C.