Utilising 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'xt'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.http://www.finextra.com/News/Announcement.aspx?pressreleaseid=41910