Deutsche Börse today announced an agreement with Telehouse, a leading provider of global data centres and managed ICT services. The agreement foresees the use of Telehouse's data center as a low latency access point in London.
This new access point will be available for members of Deutsche Börse's derivatives exchange Eurex and the cash market Xetra. Launch is aimed for spring 2011.
This agreement is a further milestone of Deutsche Börse's network latency and data centre optimization strategy. The new access point fits seamlessly into Deutsche Börse's state-of-the-art failsafe infrastructure. Without compromise, a full redundancy of paths and components will be implemented for the new access. Telehouse already serves as a valuable provider for other data centre sites and services to Deutsche Börse.
"We are pleased to offer our customers an unprecedented fast access to Deutsche Börse for the vital UK financial market," said Matthias Kluber, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks & Infrastructure Operations at Deutsche Börse.
"The new access point enables our customers to connect with a one-way latency of below 4.5 milliseconds to the Eurex and Xetra matching engines in Frankfurt, setting up the most efficient basis for trading strategies between London and Frankfurt."
Michelle Reid, Sales & Marketing Director at Telehouse, commented: "We are delighted to be working alongside Deutsche Börse. This newly established access point in London stands to benefit existing Deutsche Börse clients and Telehouse clients alike. The low latency access service will benefit both the London financial market and the UK as a whole which Telehouse are proud to be a part of".