December 14, 2010
Interactive Data Extends to Equinix Data Centers in Tokyo and London
Further extends global presence to enable faster trading for financial market participants
Foster City, CA, London, United Kingdom and Tokyo, Japan, December 14, 2010 - Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, today announced that Interactive Data has extended its presence in Asia and the UK by adding Equinix Tokyo-2 (TY2) and London-4 (LD-4) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers to its existing presence with Equinix in Hong Kong, Sydney, Chicago, New York and Frankfurt. The new data centers are integral to Interactive Data’s global expansion programme for its real-time market data and trading solutions, by further extending the Company’s capabilities to key financial markets across the globe.
By expanding the Interactive Data 7ticks low-latency trading infrastructure to new major money centers, clients can gain direct access via a single service provider to regional multi-asset markets, as well as to Interactive Data’s low-latency, consolidated global datafeed, PlusFeedSM.
“Equinix has been our valuable provider over the years and we are excited to be expanding with them in the Tokyo and London markets,” said Joe Bigane, managing director for Interactive Data 7ticks. “Our objective in the real-time market space is to provide best-in-class value. These expansion efforts are only a few of many that we are undertaking to meet the growing needs of our trading clients. Equinix’s global platform, rich network density and expertise in the financial services industry helps ease our expansion efforts to offer ultra-low latency access with ongoing technical support and monitoring solutions.”
“We are very pleased to extend the relationships with Interactive Data, enabling its offering of ultra-low latency proximity services to the financial services community on our global platform,” said John Knuff, general manager of Global Financial Services at Equinix. “Our joint financial clients can greatly benefit from the services of Interactive Data to make secure and direct connections to multiple partners simultaneously inside Equinix data centers around the world.”
Interactive Data now has a presence or connectivity in locations across the globe. This broadening of connectivity venues and hosting capabilities is helping Interactive Data to advance its strategy for meeting the evolving needs of its growing institutional customer base for electronic trading. The Company continues to build out its global ultra-low latency trading network infrastructure, which can support a broader range of high-quality direct exchange access and consolidated datafeed services.
About Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data’s offerings can help clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts and has more than 2,400 employees in offices worldwide.
Interactive Data 7ticks provides managed ultra-low latency services to facilitate electronic trading, such as advanced co-location, proximity hosting, advanced monitoring and technical support capabilities. Interactive Data 7ticks is offered by Interactive Data Real-Time Services.
For more information about Interactive Data please visit: www.interactivedata.com
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXIQ) 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.
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Forward Looking Statements
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