Wednesday, September 7, 2011

RTS selects Equinix as data centre provider in Germany

RTS Realtime Systems Group, a leading global trading solutions provider, today announced that Equinix, Inc. has been chosen as the provider of its newest low latency global data center in Germany, extending its reach on Platform Equinix™.

The RTS data center, which offers hosting and co-location services, will be located at Equinix's FR2 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in Frankfurt, enabling RTS to continue to offer low latency sensitive clients the fastest access to Eurex® and Xetra® markets.

Last year, Deutsche Börse AG selected the state-of-the-art Equinix Frankfurt facility as its new main data center to operate as the primary co-location site for customers of Eurex, one of the world's leading derivatives exchanges, and Xetra, the leading pan-European trading system for the cash market of Deutsche Börse.

RTS offers connectivity across asset classes to more than 135 exchanges globally, with co-located, ultra-low latency access to more than 65 of these venues. Its ASP (application services provider) hosting, trading, matching and risk management solutions are available via the exchange's global data centers in key markets worldwide, including Frankfurt, Chicago, New York and London. Four of these centers are now located in Equinix facilities.

"Our customers in Germany, Europe and across the globe rely on RTS and its partners to offer them the fastest, most robust connectivity to key exchanges and trading systems such as Eurex and Xetra. From this new strategic location, RTS customers are able to connect directly to Eurex and Xetra access points and minimize the critical round-trip time from the server to the matching engine and back to the server," said Christian Zahm, Frankfurt-based RTS sales director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Jörg Rosengart, general manager of Equinix Germany, added: "In recent years, the volume of electronic trading has grown exponentially. In response to this development, the infrastructure we provide in our data center offers financial service providers direct connectivity with minimal latency. We are delighted that RTS has placed its trust in Equinix and can take advantage of our expertise in providing data center services to the financial sector."

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