LONDON 12th July 2010 - Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral data centre services, today announced that it offers low-latency access to BATS Europe, the fast-growing European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF).
Access to the BATS Europe MTF, with extremely low round-trip latency, is available to Interxion participants located at its City of London data centre. BATS Europe’s system latency averages 350 microseconds, including matching engine latency of 250 microseconds and circuit latency of 100 microseconds. BATS Europe, which was launched on the 31st of October 2008, is one of the leading MTFs, with market share of 8-10% in the FTSE 100, 7% of the SMI, and 5-6% across the 15 European markets in which it operates.
Low-latency connectivity to other London-based markets and Interxion’s ‘Financial Hub’ community of broker-dealers, clearing firms, market data vendors and specialist technology, connectivity and network service providers is also available from Interxion’s unique City of London location.
Paul O’Donnell, COO of BATS Europe said, “We are pleased that Interxion is committed to working with us to bring access to BATS Europe to their customers. With a growing pool of liquidity on our integrated and dark order books, as well as our pan-European smart order routing service, available via Interxion, we encourage Interxion customers to subscribe to BATS Europe quickly to benefit from our high-performance, low-latency trading platform.”
Ultra-secure and ultra-reliable data centre services are just one aspect of Interxion’s offering to the financial services industry. It also provides choice and flexibility with a broad range of low-latency connectivity options to Europe’s liquidity venues and a wide range of value-added services from the growing community of financial services firms located in its data centres. Interxion is delighted to offer market participants located at its City of London Financial Hub low-latency access to BATS Europe MTF via a broad choice of providers catering for a wide range of connectivity requirements.
Kevin Dean, Chief Marketing Officer of Interxion, added, “This cooperation with BATS Europe is further evidence of Interxion’s position as a leading provider of colocation and proximity hosting services to the financial services industry and strengthens our market position further. Interxion data centres offer market participants a broad choice of low-latency fibre routes to Europe’s leading liquidity venues and a wide range of value-added services from one of the largest trading communities in Europe.”
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Interxion is a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres. Headquartered in Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands, Interxion serves its customers from 27 carrier-neutral data centres located in 13 cities across 11 European countries. Interxion serves network and carrier-based, hosting and enterprise customers who require professionally managed and strictly controlled physical environments within which to operate mission-critical applications and computer systems. Interxion’s data centres offer cost-effective and fast access to multiple local and global communication networks. For more information please visit www.interxion.com
About BATS BATS Global Markets (BATS) is an innovative global financial markets technology company headquartered in the Kansas City, Mo., area with additional offices in New York and London. The BATS platform was launched in January 2006 and, operating as BATS Exchange, Inc., is a premier destination among the top ranked equity markets in the United States. BATS serves the European market through its London based, FSA-authorised subsidiary, BATS Europe, which operates a Multilateral Trading Facility for European securities. Most recently, BATS launched a US equity options market, BATS Options, and expects to launch a second US equities exchange, BYX, in 2010. The BATS platform is internally developed by a dedicated core team of market and technology professionals, catering to the needs of the broker-dealer and trading community. BATS … Making Markets Better.