Saturday, March 13, 2010

Research In Motion


Company Information
Company Name Research In Motion
Also Known As RIM, BlackBerry
Company Website
Primary ASN 18705

Public Peering Exchange Points
Exchange Point Name ASN IP Address Mbit/sec
AMS-IX 18705 10000
Equinix Chicago 18705 10000
Equinix Dallas 18705 10000
Equinix Paris 18705 10000

Friday, March 12, 2010

Third Largest U.S. Stock Market to Commence Exchange Operations in Early Q2; Coincides With Launch of Its New Trading Platform and Data Center

JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Direct Edge announced today that the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has officially approved the exchange applications for its ECN trading systems, EDGA and EDGX, as two registered national securities exchanges. Direct Edge anticipates its equities marketplace to commence exchange operations in early spring 2010.

"This approval is an exciting milestone for Direct Edge and, importantly, for all market participants who value choice and competition in the market," said William O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer of Direct Edge. "Direct Edge's business is centered on delivering innovative products, creative solutions and better executions to our customers -- not simply matching buyers and sellers -- and exchange status affords us even more opportunities to continue doing just that."

"We are extremely grateful to the SEC for working so closely with us throughout this process and for its swift yet diligent approach to reviewing and approving our exchange applications," said O'Brien. "Furthermore, we are extremely thankful to our strategic partners and all of our customers who recognize the merits of our offering and have helped make Direct Edge the third largest U.S. stock exchange behind only the NYSE and NASDAQ."

Direct Edge filed for exchange status in May 2009.

The Direct Edge Exchange will launch on a next-generation trading system designed to deliver optimal trading speed and efficiency to customers while helping to reduce technology costs for the company. The infrastructure will be housed in the new state-of-the-art Equinix NY4 data center in Secaucus, NJ.

More information about Direct Edge is available at

Thursday, March 11, 2010

LOANS: Equinix Loan Launched Into General

from ifrAsia:

>>The US$170m-equivalent five-year amortising loan for four Asian subsidiaries of Equinix, a US-headquartered provider of data centre services with operations across 18 countries in North America, Europe and Asia, has been launched into general syndication. RBS, DBS Bank, ING Bank and GE Commercial Finance are the leads on the deal, which has an average of 3.5 years.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fastest Trading Networks to be put Under the Spotlight

Financial Traders Given Clear Visibility of Network Performance Through NetEvidence's Highlight SaaS Network Monitoring System

GUILDFORD, England, March 9, 2010 - As millions of pounds and dollars are being pumped into new networking
technologies to increase the speed of financial trading, NetEvidence launches
a breakthrough SaaS-based network monitoring system so both Exchanges and
Subscribers can prove their networks are delivering the speed and performance
expected - at all times. The 'Highlight Extended Performance Insight' (xPI)
provides the Financial Markets community with latency monitoring, measured in
microseconds, of their vital trading networks.


Highlight xPI is an extension to NetEvidence's market leading SaaS
monitoring system called Highlight. NetEvidence currently supplies Highlight
to over 6000 Enterprises across 54 countries managing both public and private
IP networks. xPI is designed specifically for the financial market so
managers can ensure their essential networks deliver sub-millisecond
performance with no load on network hardware and minimal network latency

Highlight is delivered through Network Providers such as Verizon
Business, Equinix, Telstra International, Claranet and C&W, who use it to
augment their Managed Network or Connectivity products, or delivered direct
to Enterprises.

Lillie: Mobile Growth to Have ‘Profound Impact’

from Data Center Knowledge, an article about Equinix Brian Lillie presentation at Data Center World Spring 2010.

>>The mobile revolution is coming. and the world’s infrastructure isn’t ready yet. That’s the clear message from Equinix CIO Brian Lillie, who says new devices like the iPad are making mobile video a reality.


“The mobile Internet will have a profound impact,” said Lillie. “We’re just at the beginning, but we’re not ready. This is the message we’re bringing to the carriers. And they know it.” He said some carriers are preparing to increase their network capacity ten-fold over the next decade.

Synaptic Fuse Concept Phone

An interview with Mark Vena, Synaptic vice president is available at this link.

Immersion Investor Presentation

available at this link.

GAIN Capital Considers Providing Co-Lo

Wall Street Letter

The Equinix NY4 data center currently hosts GAIN's infrastructure, and Haines said the firm is looking to carve out some additional space there


StreamBase and Gain Capital team on FX HFT algo trading

StreamBase Systems, a leading provider of Complex Event Processing (CEP) technology, today announced a new partnership with Gain Capital, a global provider of online foreign exchange services, to offer a complete solution for their mutual clients to quickly deploy FX high-frequency trading algorithms.

GAIN Capital selected StreamBase after evaluating numerous CEP providers and off-the-shelf products. GAIN needed a high performance CEP platform powerful enough to integrate with their retail execution systems that process nearly $200 billion in trades per month with its clients and trading partners, 24 x 5, across the globe, and scalable enough for future global service expansion. StreamBase's easy-to-use visual development environment enables business and IT users to rapidly build, test, debug and deploy real-time FX trading applications.