Thursday, September 24, 2009

Barchart Expands Data Centers to Equinix and Amazon EC2

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–, Inc., a leading provider of market data and information, today announced it has completed expansion into two new data center facilities, providing Barchart customers with additional connectivity and hosting options. The first is expansion into the Equinix data center which provides Barchart customers with direct access to major North American financial exchanges. The second is expansion into the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (Amazon EC2) which provides Barchart with the technology benefits of elastic cloud computing capacity.

The addition of the two new data centers provides Barchart with additional infrastructure and access points to support its expanding market data feed and web-based businesses. Barchart will support a variety of services from each data center, including institutional and retail market data feeds, as well as clients receiving website content and hosting services. The expansion also coincides with the upcoming launch of the redesigned ( which has been a leading financial website since 1995.

“Offering our data feed clients additional connectivity options has become increasingly more important, as has the ability to immediately scale up infrastructure for needs like operating and hosting website content for third-party sites,” said Eero Pikat, President of Barchart. “Both Equinix and Amazon EC2 provide ideal solutions for these needs,” said Pikat.

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