Deutsche Börse AG has been offering trading and market data via dedicated 10 Gigabit/s connections to its clients at the Equinix data centre in Frankfurt since Monday.
Co-location clients of both the derivatives market Eurex and the cash market Xetra can take advantage of the new service.
Deutsche Börse's new connection speed provides another significant reduction in latency times for customers by using wider bandwidths and the latest high-speed network technology based on the Juniper QFX 3500 series. Network latency for market data distribution via this fastest connection option has been reduced by 70 percent. The new network also offers a standardised fibre length between client installations and Deutsche Börse Group systems, giving all market participants the same low latency. More than 25 clients are already using the new service.
"Since moving our trading systems to the Equinix data centre, we have been able to further improve the service we offer our clients. The new high-speed access for our co-location service means they can take advantage of the very latest technology," said Matthias Kluber, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks and Infrastructure at Deutsche Börse. "The lower latency will further increase liquidity in our markets and the new technology will also create capacity for further growth."