Nyse Euronext has opened its European liquidity data centre and begun moving in customers it says will benefit from ultra-low latency co-location services.
Nyse Euronext claims the London centre taps the "latest advancements in design and efficiency" to provide co-location services, connectivity, flexible configuration capabilities and ultra-low latency market data managed by Nyse Technologies.
The first phase of exchange customers have already begun installing equipment ahead of the migration of all Nyse European matching engines - Euronext, Liffe, Arca Europe and Smartpool - in the fourth quarter. The first co-location phase sees more than 40 high-frequency trading firms scheduled for installation and testing.
The centre, along with another in New Jersey, has been designed to support several billion daily transactions and quotes, tapping infrastructure and fabric technology from Juniper Networks to achieve internal latency of "an unprecedented" 50 microseconds roundtrip.
Stanley Young, CEO, Nyse Technologies, says: "Our European data centre will provide a unique blend of cutting-edge technology and value-added services to all kinds of market participants. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for firms to bring their trading systems into the facility, providing customers with unmatched reliability and the lowest latency access to all of Nyse Euronext's European markets."