SIX Swiss Exchange to Open New Access Node at Equinix ZH4 International Business Exchange Data Center
Zurich, Switzerland, June 15, 2010 — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced that SIX Swiss Exchange AG will open an access node for its critical trading system infrastructure at Equinix’s recently opened International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Zurich, Switzerland (ZH4), allowing financial services firms direct access to the Swiss Securities Exchange. The strategic city center location of Equinix’s ZH4 IBX data center will support proximity colocation to the SIX Swiss Exchange AG, and will enable Equinix to offer financial market participants low latency solutions to this key trading platform.
Switzerland is one of the world’s largest financial centers, and the SIX Swiss Stock AG, located in Zurich plays a fundamental role throughout the European market. SIX Swiss Exchange is part of SIX Group, which was formed through the merger of former SWX Group, SIS Group and Telekurs Group. SIX Group provides infrastructure services to national and international participants of the Swiss financial center. The company is a globally operating market infrastructure provider that offers services including securities trading, securities services, financial market data information and payment transactions.
In addition to offering proximity data center services to the SIX Swiss Exchange AG, SIX Group has also chosen Equinix for its proven track record in building financial communities of execution venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers and financial networks within its global data center network. Equinix’s global services delivery platform and carrier neutral strategy has attracted the most comprehensive community of leading financial firms worldwide, with key market players locating within its data centers to support highly reliable, secure, low latency connectivity.
“Equinix has expanded rapidly into the world’s top financial centers, and we are very pleased to see that Equinix is offering its services to the members of SIX Swiss Exchange,” said Clemens Reuter, Head of Member Relations at SIX Swiss Exchange AG.
The ZH4 IBX data center is a state of the art facility opened in May 2010 to meet the region’s rising demand for premium colocation and interconnection data center services, particularly from global and local network service providers and financial services firms. Located in central Zurich on the same campus as Equinix’s ZH1 and ZH2 IBX data centers, and just 1.5 km from the nearby ZH3 IBX data center, the ZH4 IBX data center builds on the rich network density at Equinix’s existing facilities, providing customers with a wide range of options to connect to other financial hubs around the world, offering immediate access to more than 70 networks.
“Switzerland is one of the most competitive financial centers in the world, and this mutually beneficial agreement with SIX Group supports our continued investment in the region,” said Frits van der Graaff, general manager for Equinix in Switzerland. “While Equinix will offer SIX Swiss Exchange AG’s many customers a highly reliable and secure location from which to boost their trading operations, SIX Swiss Exchange AG will in turn act as a magnet to help attract even more participants to the neutral financial trading community that relies on our data centers across the world.”
SIX Swiss Exchange
SIX Swiss Exchange is one of the world’s leading and most technologically advanced securities exchanges. It provides customers with first-rate securities exchange services and brings together participants, issuers and investors in an efficient and transparent marketplace. In addition to the broad palette of products it offers, the SIX Swiss Exchange’s integrated, fully automatic trading, clearing and settlement system is indeed convincing. www.six-swiss-exchange.com
SIX Swiss Exchange is a subsidiary of SIX Group. On a worldwide scale, SIX Group offers first-rate services in the areas of securities trading, clearing and settlement, as well as financial market information and payment transactions.
About Equinix in the Global Financial Markets
Equinix provides a neutral meeting place for the world’s leading financial market participants including trading venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers, technology providers and financial networks; that locate servers and infrastructure within Equinix data centers in order to support highly reliable, low latency connectivity for a broad range of market participants. Learn more at: http://financial.equinix.com.
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and more than 575 network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 87 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) and partner data centers across 35 metro areas in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
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