The International Securities Exchange (ISE) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Equinix to serve as the primary data center for its new Global Trading System (GTS), scheduled to begin its rollout in late 2010.
Equinix will provide a Tier 3+, state-of-the art facility that is highly reliable and will accommodate future growth requirements of the exchange. The new data center will also support co-location for ISE member firms as well as connectivity to other key financial exchanges and market data providers.
"Over the past several months, we have conducted a rigorous review of our data center strategy and future requirements, and have surveyed many of our customers for their future needs. We are very pleased to have selected Equinix as our primary data center provider given their strong reputation and track record of reliability, security, customer service, and opportunities for our customers to consolidate multiple connections," said Daniel Friel, ISE's Chief Information Officer. "By signing this agreement, we are well positioned to support a smooth implementation of the new Global Trading System in late 2010, and are providing a data center solution that meets our customers' needs."
"We're delighted that the ISE has selected Equinix to serve as the primary data center for its new Global Trading System," added John Knuff, Director of Global Business Development for Equinix. "Our rapidly-expanding New York campus is quickly becoming the venue of choice for major organizations such as ISE that need to work with a data center partner that can support their broad reach and extensive client base. We look forward to hosting ISE's member firms and key technology partners in our scalable, network-rich environment, and supporting their long-term business within our financial ecosystem."