Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, today announced MarketPrizm has deployed an access node for its trading network and infrastructure service at Equinix's LD4 London International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre. MarketPrizm is a comprehensive trading infrastructure for European trading participants.
MarketPrizm was developed to meet the challenges facing the trading world, as companies seek to compete in a market heavily reliant on complex, high-end technology. As a managed trading infrastructure solution, MarketPrizm offers participants a service encompassing connectivity to Europe's trading venues, as well as access to market data, hosting options, applications and services designed to support electronic trading. Optimised for latency-sensitive applications, MarketPrizm is a trading ecosystem underpinned by PrizmNet, the company's dedicated 10Gbps network for high-speed access to financial markets.
"In our decision to work with Equinix, we are confident that we chose a data centre provider we can trust to deliver market-leading resilience and low-latency connectivity," said Nicolas Levy, managing director of MarketPrizm. "Also important to our decision is the ability to reach new clients within Equinix's financial customer base. Equinix's impressive global footprint and capacity will ensure we can meet our plans for expansion."
By hosting its trading infrastructure at the LD4 IBX data centre, MarketPrizm joins the global electronic trading community in the Equinix data centre campus located in Slough. MarketPrizm and its partners are now able to cross-connect to one another, effectively controlling bandwidth costs even if bandwidth requirements increase over time. Equinix also provides secure and resilient colocation services, as well as a scalable environment to meet MarketPrizm's growing business.
"Equinix is delighted that MarketPrizm is hosting in the LD4 IBX data centre," said Robin Manicom, Director of Business Development, Financial Services at Equinix, Europe. "Equinix data centres are engineered to provide premium service and meet the strict demands of financial services customers. This deployment is evidence of Equinix's strength in meeting the needs of key players in the electronic trading community."