State-of-the-Art Centre Ensures Lowest Latency Co-Lo Services and Market Connectivity
NYSE Euronext opens its European liquidity data centre
Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London, New York and Paris, 5 May 2010 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) announced that its European liquidity data centre is now open, with the first phase of customers installing equipment in readiness for the anticipated migration of all NYSE European matching engines in the fourth quarter of this year.
The new state-of-the-art facility will house all of NYSE Euronext’s European markets and also includes a next generation co-location service for trading firms. The company’s European liquidity data centre will leverage the latest advancements in design and efficiency to create one of the most resilient, high-capacity and low-latency facilities in the world.
"We are very excited to welcome the first wave of customers into our new data centre. The facility has been designed from the ground up to facilitate the free flow of global liquidity and enhance our customers’ access to markets," said Dominique Cerutti, President and Deputy CEO, NYSE Euronext. "As both an innovative technology provider and a global exchange operator, NYSE Euronext is a leader in connecting markets with market participants and a diverse issuer base to create a truly global trading community."
"Our European data centre will provide a unique blend of cutting-edge technology and value-added services to all kinds of market participants," said Stanley Young, CEO, NYSE Technologies. "Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for firms to bring their trading systems into the facility, providing customers with unmatched reliability and the lowest latency access to all of NYSE Euronext’s European markets. We have built the facility to the highest standards of performance and we are looking forward to demonstrating its speed, connectivity and capacity, starting immediately with this first phase of the rollout of our co-location offering."
The initial co-location phase comprises more than 40 high-frequency trading firms scheduled for installation and testing prior to the migration of the main matching engines for the NYSE Euronext, NYSE Liffe, NYSE Arca Europe and Smartpool markets, which is due for completion by the fourth quarter of 2010. Customer consultations for the second phase will begin in the summer with scheduled installations commencing in November.
Designed to provide and facilitate an array of state-of-the-art technology solutions, NYSE Euronext’s data centres will offer industry-leading co-location services, robust connectivity, flexible configuration capabilities and ultra-low latency market data managed by NYSE Technologies. In January NYSE Technologies announced the launch of a US liquidity data centre to be located in Mahwah, New Jersey. Both centres are designed to maximize trading efficiency and resiliency with less than 50 microseconds of internal latency between customers’ equipment and the markets.
NYSE Technologies will host an exclusive webinar entitled "Next Generation Exchange Colocation And The New European Liquidity Centre"on Tuesday May 25th for firms interested in co-locating at the new facility. For more information on this event, go to: http://nysetechnologies.webex.com.
About NYSE Technologies
A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies provides comprehensive transaction, data and infrastructure services and managed solutions for buy-side, sell-side and exchange communities that require next-generation performance and expertise for mission critical and value-added client services. This division operates four units: the Global Connectivity unit, offering one of the world's largest, most reliable financial transaction networks connecting firms and exchanges worldwide; the Trading Solutions unit, which creates and implements high performance, end-to-end messaging software and real-time market data distribution and integration products; the Exchange Solutions unit, which provides multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy; and the Global Market Data unit, which offers a broad array of global market information products covering multiple asset classes. With offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, NYSE Technologies' advanced integrated solutions for a wide range of services has earned the ability to power the trading operations of global financial institutions and exchanges. For additional information visit: http://www.nyse.com/technologies
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index and Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.
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