Source: Nasdaq OMX
NASDAQ OMX Nordic announces that it will introduce a connectivity point in the Equinix Frankfurt FR2 International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) data center on December 3rd 2012.
Through NASDAQ OMX's NODE (NASDAQ OMX Data Center Extended) offering, firms located in the Equinix Frankfurt FR2 data center will be able to gain access to all NASDAQ OMX Nordic markets, including cash equities, derivatives and commodities.
The introduction of NODE in Frankfurt follows the successful launch earlier this year of NASDAQ OMX NODE at the Equinix London LD4/LD5 data center campus.
Bjorn Sibbern, Senior Vice President at NASDAQ OMX Nordic Transaction Services said: "We've managed to reach a very high share of remote member trading in the Nordic market. We're determined to keep improving the market and the accessibility to it. Frankfurt is a key financial hub in Europe and the home to many active securities firms that are now able to gain easy and cost-efficient access to our Nordic liquidity pool. Through NODE we can offer low latency in trading and market data delivery, thus bringing Europe's financial centers London and Frankfurt much closer to our Nordic markets."
"The Equinix FR2 data center is strategically located in the heart of Frankfurt and operates as a primary trading hub for global Trading Venues. It provides access to multiple sources of market liquidity, scalable colocation and interconnects more than 200 financial services customers from one central European location.
Equinix is delighted to welcome NASDAQ OMX into the FR2 data center," said Joerg Rosengart, Managing Director, Equinix Germany. "The addition of NODE strengthens the Equinix FR2 data center's position as the central European gateway for global trading and enables our 200+ financial services customers in Germany to take advantage of a single point of connectivity to NASDAQ OMX's Nordic markets."
NODE services in Equinix' Frankfurt FR2 and London LD4/LD5 data center campus include access to:
NASDAQ OMX Nordic and Baltic Cash Markets
NASDAQ OMX Derivatives Markets
NASDAQ OMX Market Data in multicast and unicast format
NASDAQ OMX Commodities markets
NASDAQ OMX Nordic Colocation Service Area