CBOE Increases Connectivity and Trading Agility with Move to Equinix New
York Data Center Campus
BOE Futures Exchange (CFE) also announces intent to use Equinix’s LD4 Data
Center in Slough, England as its London Hub
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- December 04, 2012
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that CBOE Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) — home of the
largest and oldest U.S. options exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange
(CBOE) ― is moving its CBOE Command^™ trading engine platform to the NY4
International Business Exchange^™ (IBX^®) data center in Secaucus, N.J.
The move, which was completed on Monday, December 3, brings one of the fastest
exchange platforms from Chicago to the New York area, eliminating distance
latency, accelerating trading speed and allowing customers and partners inside
the Equinix financial ecosystem in New York to connect directly to the CBOE
With the CBOE Command move complete, CBOE, CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and One
Chicago will join C2 Options Exchange (C2) and CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) at
Equinix’s New York data center campus. The move will put all five exchanges in
closer proximity to the financial service companies that are run inside
Equinix’s New York data centers. By using Platform Equinix^™, CBOE can connect
with more than 700 financial services companies and more than 75 exchanges now
connected at Equinix.
“CBOE systems have always been engineered for maximum flexibility and
scalability, which allows us to quickly and cost-effectively launch new
products and adapt to any trading environment,” said Gerald O’Connell, CBOE
executive vice president and CIO. “Now, by combining the power of our
state-of-the-art CBOE Command platform and the unparalleled interconnectivity
and reliability of the Equinix network, we can rapidly add new products,
enhance trading speed and streamline customer access to the most comprehensive
array of options and volatility products anywhere.”
“The Equinix New York campus has become a crucial center for the financial
services industry in this region, where leading venues, service providers and
market participants directly connect with one another to streamline
performance while effectively managing connectivity cost trajectories,” said
John Knuff, general manager, Global Financial Services for Equinix. “The
largest U.S. options exchange moving in next to existing CBOE Holdings
exchanges in Secaucus underscores the critical importance of co-location hubs
in the new global trading landscape.”
Next year, CBOE Futures Exchange also plans to establish a London hub in
Equinix’s LD4 data center in Slough, England. This is intended to provide
European firms with a cost-efficient way to send and receive CFE data and to
execute trades on the exchange.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies directly to
their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data
centers.Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 30
strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations
discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such
differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring,
operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and
delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to
the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a
failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or
acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements
contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors;
the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to
repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from
our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix.
Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking
information contained in this press release.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
CBOE, Chicago Board Options Exchange, CBSX, CBOE Stock Exchange and CFE are
registered trademarks and CBOE Futures Exchange is a service mark of Chicago
Board Options Exchange, Incorporated.
C2 and C2 Options Exchange are service marks of C2 Options Exchange,
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
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