LONDON 18 November 2010 – Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), through its IT subsidiary Visual Trader Systems, has opened an access point at Interxion’s City of London data centre.
This gateway allows market participants located in London to access BME’s markets cost-effectively and easily, as the gateway provides free connectivity between London and Madrid. Optimization of the route has significantly reduced one-way latency.
Interxion’s Financial Hub data centres are strategically located to provide some of the lowest possible latencies to Europe’s leading liquidity venues. Interxion houses an extensive community of exchanges, Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs), trading firms, brokers and leading market data, technology and connectivity vendors. This allows customers to interconnect with their counterparties at ultra-low latency and with ease, providing them with the flexibility to quickly and efficiently change trading strategies when required.
Jose Parga, Managing Director of BME Visual Trader said, “We are pleased to partner with Interxion to allow market participants in London to take advantage of cost-effective access to BME markets with a short time to market. With the Spanish markets becoming increasingly competitive and with the influx of foreign market participants, we believe that this is an excellent opportunity for investment and trading firms to access our markets, without having to invest in a local presence in Spain.”
Kevin Dean, Chief Marketing Officer of Interxion, added, “This agreement with BME is further evidence of Interxion’s position as a leading provider of colocation and proximity hosting services to the financial services industry, and it 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, such as BME, and a wide range of value-added services from one of the largest trading and investment 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 28 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
Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) is the operator of all stock Markets and financial systems in Spain. BME has been a listed company since 14 July 2006 and an IBEX 35® constituent since July 2007. In the last few years it has become a reference in the sector in terms of solvency, efficiency and profitability. BME is a highly diversified company structured into seven business units, which represents the broadest and most varied range of products and services that a company in its sector can offer to the financial community: Equities, Public and Corporate Debt, Derivatives, Clearing and Settlement, Information Dissemination, Consultancy, New Technologies and Training.
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