Trading infrastructure service now available to financial customers at Equinix LD4
LONDON, UK — January 13, 2010 — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced MarketPrizm has deployed an access node for its trading network and infrastructure service at Equinix’s LD4 London International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center. MarketPrizm is a comprehensive trading infrastructure for European trading participants.
MarketPrizm was developed to meet the challenges facing the trading world, as companies seek to compete in a market heavily reliant on complex, high-end technology. As a managed trading infrastructure solution, MarketPrizm offers participants a service encompassing connectivity to Europe’s trading venues, as well as access to market data, hosting options, applications and services designed to support electronic trading. Optimized for latency-sensitive applications, MarketPrizm is a trading ecosystem underpinned by PrizmNet, the company’s dedicated 10Gbps network for high-speed access to financial markets.
“In our decision to work with Equinix, we are confident that we chose a data center provider we can trust to deliver market-leading resilience and low-latency connectivity,” said Nicolas Levy, managing director of MarketPrizm. “Also important to our decision is the ability to reach new clients within Equinix’s financial customer base. Equinix’s impressive global footprint and capacity will ensure we can meet our plans for expansion.”
By hosting its trading infrastructure at the LD4 IBX data center, MarketPrizm joins the global electronic trading community in the Equinix data center campus located in Slough. MarketPrizm and its partners are now able to cross-connect to one another, effectively controlling bandwidth costs even if bandwidth requirements increase over time. Equinix also provides secure and resilient colocation services, as well as a scalable environment to meet MarketPrizm’s growing business.
“Equinix is delighted that MarketPrizm is hosting in the LD4 IBX data center,” said Robin Manicom, Director of Business Development, Financial Services at Equinix, Europe. “Equinix data centers are engineered to provide premium service and meet the strict demands of financial services customers. This deployment is evidence of Equinix’s strength in meeting the needs of key players in the electronic trading community.”
MarketPrizm® is a fully-managed, flexible service providing a pan-Europe trading ecosystem designed to power the trading activities and client service strategies of market participants, including those conducting latency-sensitive strategies such as high frequency and algorithmic trading. See further details at www.marketprizm.com
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. These customers locate servers and infrastructure within Equinix data centers to support mission critical financial services applications with highly reliable, low-latency connectivity. Learn more at: http://www.equinix.com/industries/financial-exchange/
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. More than 3,100 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 600 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 35 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth.
Learn more at http://www.equinix.com
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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