Transaction Network Services, also known as TNS, is a global infrastructure provider that has spent the past five years building out its managed hosting, low latency infrastructure and expanding it globally, according to Jeff Mezger, TNS’s vice president of product management. Mezger spoke to John Lothian News at the November FIA EXPO in Chicago.
TNS’s managed hosting expansion has included Madrid for the BME and Johannesburg for the JSE, Mezger said.
We asked him what forms that infrastructure expansion was taking.
He spoke about TNS’s hosting, co-location and market data solutions at 130 exchanges around the world and his interest in expanding into new markets. Mezger also talked about the trend for firms to move trading infrastructure into the cloud, especially CME’s deal with Google and Nasdaq’s move to using Amazon’s AWS solution. TNS seeks to give its customers the benefits of the cloud without sacrificing the performance they are used to, he said.
Mezger talked about some of the supply chain issues the technology infrastructure industry is facing and how TNS is able to overcome them. Firms are dealing with the risk of not being able enter a new market or deal with an exchange’s migration to new technology because of a lack of readily available technology, Mezger said. He said he expects this problem to accelerate in 2023. However, because of TNS’s scale, it is able to buy in bulk and keep hardware inventory on hand.
We asked Mezger about the impact of ESG on TNS and he spoke about the environmental impact of logistics at the firm.
JLN also asked him about what the E, S and G were for TNS.