Fortex and CNS Release Fiber Cross Connect in NY4

Redwood Shores, CA - September 7, 2017 – Fortex, Inc., a leading electronic communication network (ECN) trading platform, and Commercial Network Services (CNS), a global online service provider specializing in hosting low latency algorithmic trading systems, today announced the release of an optical fiber cross connect between the companies' facilities in the NY4 Equinix datacenter in New York, United States. 

Driven by increased demand for low-latency high frequency algorithmic FX strategies, all new and existing clients of Fortex Inc. can now gain access to this new service and obtain a faster connection to the Fortex infrastructure in the NY4 datacenter. This VPS (Virtual Private Server) service will be particularly useful to traders who are hosted with Fortex's broker clients and who are looking for the fastest possible connection to the trade server hosted in NY4. Interested traders can purchase VPS following this link and select the one that suits their needs.

Utilizing a VPS, traders can get faster access to institutional liquidity, optimize their algorithms to trade on the most recent price and significantly improve execution latency. Traders from Europe who are looking to access liquidity offerings hosted by Fortex in NY4 can also take advantage of the CNS UK setup in LD5 and get routed via private line to NY4. 

"At Fortex, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of client service in the financial industry. Our mission-critical global infrastructure is second to none and supports the most demanding traders,” said Natallia Hunik, Global Head of Sales at Fortex. “With the addition of the new cross connect to CNS Networks, our customers have the ability to further improve their connectivity to the best interbank connectivity providers and liquidity sources in the marketplace.”

"We are pleased to connect the CNS network to Fortex in NY via a direct low latency fiber. This new and highly redundant circuit is available to all CNS VPS, VPN and Internet access subscribers automatically and without any additional charge. If you are trading with a Fortex broker from the CNS network, then you are already enjoying premium access to the Fortex network,” commented Barry Bahrami, CEO at Commercial Network Services.

About Fortex
Fortex is the world’s leading ECN platform, with $12 billion in currency, metals, energy, and CFD trades and 500,000 tickets a day for tens of thousands of traders around the world. The company’s powerful Fortex platform, Fortex 6 application for traders, sophisticated cloud infrastructure, and middleware solutions have revolutionized currency, commodity, and equity trading. Today, traders, broker dealers, market makers, money managers, banks, hedge funds, and investors around the world rely on Fortex to accelerate trade execution and support sophisticated trading strategies. And the most successful currency trading firms have built their FX businesses on the Fortex platform. Fortex is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California with offices in New York, Boston, Hong Kong, Limassol, Shanghai, and London. The company is privately held.

More information about Fortex can be found at

About Commercial Network Services (CNS) 
Commercial Network Services is a global online service provider specializing in hosting low latency algorithmic trading systems, virtual private networks and streaming media from strategically located datacenters in Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, and the United Kingdom. CNS operates AS29697, which extends from the US west coast to key locations in Europe. With more than 1290 peers, including many directly connected brokers and financial services organizations, the CNS network is one of the most connected networks on the entire Internet. Many end-user ISP’s all over the world also peer with CNS, providing a superior user experience where congested transit providers are avoided.

More information about CNS can be found at


For additional information:
Natallia Hunik
+1 704.776.5892
[email protected]