Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres, today announced an agreement with leading Italian brokerage and trading firm Nuovi Investimenti to collocate its trading platform at Interxion's City of London data centre.
The agreement, which follows the migration of the Borsa Italiana matching engines from Milan to London earlier in 2009, enables Nuovi Investimenti to reduce latency to Borsa Italiana as well as the London Stock Exchange, Chi-X and Eurex.
Located in the heart of the City of London, the Interxion data centre has ample space available and is ideally located for exchange members and their Direct Market Access (DMA) clients who want to connect to Europe's major liquidity markets. The Interxion Financial Hub houses a large community of trading venues, broker-dealers, proprietary trading firms, hedge funds, and financial service providers.
Interxion's highly secure facility is supported by industry-leading service level agreements and guaranteed N+1 power and cooling redundancy. As a carrier-neutral data centre operator, Interxion provides a choice of connectivity options, with direct cross connects within the data centre as well as a wide range of network service providers for external connectivity. In addition, high-density power configurations from 5 kW up to 30 kW are available, with industry-leading service level agreements, 'hands & eyes' monitoring and 24x7 secure access.
"Interxion's strategic City of London location, its proximity to key trading venues and the wide range of available network providers added up to an exceptionally strong proposition," said Giovanni Ceroni, Project Manager at Nuovi Investimenti. "Additionally, the wide choice of connectivity meant that providers were ultra-responsive, allowing us to obtain the most competitive possible rates."
"Our Financial Hub in the City of London can help trading firms such as Nuovi Investimenti to gain a competitive edge," said Anthony Foy, Group Managing Director, Interxion. "It is located at the heart of the liquidity markets, allowing exchange members and their DMA clients to access multiple markets at low latency from a single location."