NYSE Technologies said it extended its global trading network to a fifth Equinix data center.
The commercial technology services arm of NYSE Euronext said its Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure has been connected into the Equinix London LD4 International Business Exchange data center campus in Slough.
Slough is on the western edge of London. NYSE Euronext’s main data center for operating its exchanges in Europe is in Basildon, on the eastern edge of London. The two data enters are about 53 miles apart.
Two pan-European trading venues, BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe, which are merging, operate out of Equinix’ London LD4 International Business Exchange.
BATS Europe completed its move to LD4 at the end of October. The BATS Global Markets venue had operated at a Savvis data center in London’s Docklands district since launching in 2008.
Customers accessing the NYSE Euronext global trading network from Equinix’s LD4 site will have access to all venues connected to the network, including NYSE Euronext’s European markets. They also can obtain market data and post-trade services delivered over the backbone.
NYSE Technologies now has placed access points to its network at Equinix facilities in New York, Chicago, Singapore, Frankfurt and London.
“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,” said Don Brook, Head of Infrastructure, NYSE Technologies.
NYSE Euronext’s network provides access to electronic quotes, trades and market data traffic and roughly 1,300 global trading venues and firms. These include 630 broker-dealers.