Nasdaq Direct Circuit Connect is a dedicated connection for clients that are located outside of the Nasdaq Data Center. Direct Circuit Connect clients may access all Nasdaq markets and market data feeds as well as FINRA applications in the primary data center located in Carteret, NJ. Clients connecting to FINRA applications may also use Direct Circuit Connections to access the DR facility in Ashburn, VA. Clients wishing to connect to the Disaster Recovery facility for Nasdaq Markets in Chicago, IL may do so via POP connectivity.
Clients may connect to our data centers via any one of our approved Direct Connect Providers. We currently offer 10G and 1G access in the Carteret and Ashburn facilities, as well as a 1G connection from Secaucus, NJ to Ashburn. Direct Connect firms may place routers in both Carteret and Ashburn to enable additional connectivity redundancy (disaster recovery/B feeds) or connect to other co-located equipment.