NYSE Euronext opens its European liquidity data centre

NYSE Euronext opens its European liquidity data centre

05/05/10

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

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