New York, NY – Nov. 9, 2011 – NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX), has strategically chosen to extend its global trading network, the Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure® (SFTI®) to the Equinix London LD4 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre campus in Slough. Utilizing a newly built SFTI access centre at Equinix’s LD4 site, customers of both companies will benefit from direct connectivity to financial markets and market participants, including NYSE Euronext’s European markets as well as a range of market data and post-trade services delivered over the SFTI backbone.
With this new installation, NYSE Technologies has grown the number of SFTI access centres within Equinix facilities to five – New York, Chicago, Singapore, Frankfurt, and now LD4 in London. NYSE Technologies’ presence in LD4 lays the foundation for financial services customers within the data centre to access the full suite of low-latency trading solutions available in other NYSE Technologies Global Liquidity Centres around the world.
“Connecting to the Equinix LD4 campus further strengthens the reach and connectivity of the SFTI global trading network,” said Don Brook, Head of Infrastructure, NYSE Technologies. “Equinix has built a strong community of trading firms in the LD4 campus, including a number of existing SFTI customers that will benefit from even greater market access, reduced connectivity costs and enhanced performance through this new access centre.”
“Equinix is delighted to welcome NYSE Technologies SFTI trading network into the LD4 data center,” said Russell Poole, Managing Director, Equinix UK. “The addition of the access PoP in LD4 further expands the number of SFTI access points into five of Equinix’s top 16 global financial centers and enables our 650+ financial services customers to take advantage of a single point of connectivity to NYSE Technologies’ high-quality, low-latency trading network.”
Created for the financial services community in 2002, the SFTI network has been significantly upgraded and expanded throughout Europe and Asia. SFTI is built to facilitate large quantities of electronic quotes, trades and market data traffic while ensuring reliable, ultra-low latency access to NYSE Euronext’s markets, other global trading venues and firms, including more than 1,300 market participants. This new access centre will continue to build on NYSE Technologies strategy to expand its network of Global Liquidity Centres in key locations around the world.
About NYSE Technologies
A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies provides broadly accessible, comprehensive connectivity and transaction capabilities, data and infrastructure services, and managed solutions for a range of customers requiring next-generation performance and expertise for mission critical and value-added trading services. NYSE Technologies offers a diverse array of products, services and solutions to: the Buy Side, including order routing, liquidity discovery and access to a community of over 630 Broker-Dealers and execution destinations globally; the Sell Side, including high performance, end-to-end messaging software and innovative market data products delivered on the world’s largest, most reliable financial transaction network; and Market Venues and Exchanges, including multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy. With offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, NYSE Technologies offers advanced integrated solutions for the global capital markets community, earning the ability to power trading operations for many of the world’s best financial institutions and exchanges. For additional information visit: http://nysetechnologies.nyx.com
About Equinix in the Global Financial Markets
Equinix provides a neutral meeting place for the world’s leading financial market participants including trading venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers, technology providers and financial networks. These customers locate servers and infrastructure within Equinix data centers to support mission critical financial services applications with highly reliable, low-latency connectivity. Learn more at: http://www.equinix.com/industries/financial-exchange/
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. More than 3,350 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 650 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 37 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com
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