Source: Deutsche Börse
Deutsche Börse AG has been operating its Xetra cash market in a new data centre since the beginning of the week, after Deutsche Börse IT successfully migrated the entire Xetra host infrastructure over the past weekend.
The Xetra infrastructure is now housed in the International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre of the international IT company Equinix Inc., a global provider of data centre services. Deutsche Börse and Equinix have already been offering Proximity Services since 2006.
As part of the migration, Deutsche Börse IT replaced all of the host computer hardware and gateways with the latest higher-performance hardware. This means all Xetra clients will benefit from a further reduction of Xetra system latency of up to 40 percent.
The migration of the Xetra cash market enables Deutsche Börse Group to now offer its clients co-location services from a single location for the first time. Clients also benefit from the fact that as one of the largest global providers of data centre services, Equinix bundles a large number of exchange-related service providers, including data vendors, under one roof. Moreover, through the linkage of many telecommunication providers, Xetra participants can choose the access to the Equinix data centre that is the most cost-effective for them.