>>Equinix said it will deliver "enterprise-class" computing in the cloud.
The creator and operator of data centers in major financial centers around the globe said it signed an agreement with OpSource to deliver reliable cloud and managed hosting services in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Equinix' data centers are increasingly being used to house the operations not just of trading firms, but exchange operators.
Thursday, BIDS Trading said it will deploy critical infrastructure for its alternate trading system into Equinix’s New York (NY4) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center. This was done to cut costs 40 percent, while increasing performance, according to Jim Lee, COO for BIDS Trading.
Deutsche Börse also said it will switch its trading engines to a Frankfurt-based data center owned by Equinix.
Direct Edge operates its two U.S. equity exchanges out of Equinix' NY4 data center in Secaucus, N.J.