15 June 2009
Equinix Chosen by NYSE Liffe to Provide Faster Market Access for Frankfurt Customers
Frankfurt, Germany — June 15, 2009 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that NYSE Liffe is now offering cross-connect access from Equinix's International Business eXchange (IBX®) data center in Frankfurt (FR2). NYSE Liffe customers based in the Equinix Frankfurt-North data center can now leverage the Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure® (SFTI®) European network for lower latency access to the Liffe Connect global derivatives trading platform.
Prior to the launch of SFTI Europe, Frankfurt-based NYSE Liffe customers used traditional telecommunications infrastructures to long-line into London and Paris. This new deal not only enables Equinix Financial eXchange customers within the FR2 data center to directly link in to the European 10G low latency network for NYSE Liffe, but also provides access to additional markets over the same infrastructure, including NYSE Euronext, NYSE Arca Europe and Smartpool.
“Equinix is committed to providing its growing community of financial customers with the quickest routes to as many markets as possible. By enabling these firms to directly connect to key execution venues, and avoid the time consuming process of long-lining to alternate access centers elsewhere in Europe, we are helping them do more business, more quickly,” said Petrina Steele, Equinix's vice president of business development in Europe. “NYSE Liffe is a key venue for Equinix's customers and we are delighted that they have chosen to locate at Equinix Financial eXchange in our Frankfurt data center.”
“Equinix has enabled us to offer existing and new customers in Frankfurt the ability to connect directly into NYSE Liffe with the lowest possible latency” said Gary Jones Group Executive Vice President and Head of Global Derivatives at NYSE Liffe. “This is a significant development for the financial services companies located within Equinix's Frankfurt data center. Not only does this deal make it easier and quicker for them to trade derivatives on NYSE Liffe, it also helps to reduce the cost of trading, which is essential in today's tough market conditions.”
About Equinix Financial eXchange
Equinix Financial eXchange is a neutral marketplace consisting of financial markets participants including execution 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 network service providers rely upon Equinix's insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 42 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
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About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world's most diverse exchange group, offering a broad and growing array of financial products and services in Europe and the United States that include cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions. With over 8,000 listed issues globally, NYSE Euronext's equities markets -- the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext, NYSE Arca, and NYSE Amex -- represent nearly 40% of the world's cash equities trading volume, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world's second largest derivatives business by value of trading. NYSE Euronext offers comprehensive global commercial technology, connectivity, and market data products and services through its innovative trading solutions unit, NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index. For more information, please visit: www.nyx.com.
About NYSE Liffe
NYSE Liffe is the global derivatives business of NYSE Euronext. In Europe, NYSE Liffe runs futures and options markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris and offers a broad choice of derivatives products including short-term interest rates, single stocks, indices, swaps, government bonds, commodities and currencies. In the U.S., NYSE Liffe operates a futures market which incorporates LIFFE CONNECT® technology, advanced futures clearing and a range of precious metals contracts. Bclear is operated by LIFFE Administration and Management, which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) as a Recognised Investment Exchange.
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. Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.