Equinix Strengthens NYSE Technologies’ Expansion in Hong Kong and Tokyo
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & HONG KONG -- May 20, 2013
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology
unit of NYSE Euronext (NYX), has extended its global trading network into
Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX®) data centers in Hong Kong and
Tokyo. The extension of NYSE Technologies’ Secure Financial Transaction
Infrastructure (SFTI®) will allow current and prospective customers within
these facilities to directly connect from Hong Kong and Tokyo to services
offered by NYSE Technologies and access a range of financial markets, market
data and post-trade services.
With these deployments, NYSE Technologies now offers direct access to SFTI®
Access Centers inside eight Equinix data centers in seven key markets around
the world including New York, Chicago, Singapore, Frankfurt, London, Hong Kong
Highlights / Key Facts
*SFTI® is a robust network, providing over 1,300 financial market
participants with a single point of connectivity to multiple exchanges,
market centers and content service providers around the world. Designed to
be the industry's most secure and resilient network, SFTI® is specifically
built for electronic trading and market data traffic thus enabling firms
to reduce time-to-market, improve performance and significantly lower the
cost of trading infrastructure.
*Along with its current deployment with Equinix in Singapore, the new SFTI®
Access Center at Equinix in Hong Kong and the direct access in Tokyo will
enable financial market participants to further take advantage of the
continually growing financial ecosystem of both Equinix and NYSE
Technologies in Asia. Access to these Centers will also expand options for
NYSE Technologies’ customers in Asia to have a simplified trading
architecture with access to best of breed connectivity options to minimize
latency, enhance performance and manage costs.
*Equinix is home to a large ecosystem of financial market participants
including exchanges, trading platforms, buy and sell side companies and
service providers. Through setting up new Access Centers in this
environment, NYSE Technologies is now able to reach the rich financial
ecosystem of market participants that exists in Equinix’s Hong Kong and
Tokyo IBX data center, who seek access to SFTI®. As a result, Equinix’s
customers will benefit from a greater choice of consolidated, secure, low
latency access to other Asian, European and North American markets and
partners to support cross-territory trading.
*Equinix’s presence in the top 16 financial markets worldwide gives NYSE
Technologies the flexibility and agility to increase its speed-to-market,
scale in existing markets or enter new markets at a rapid pace to address
the growth in electronic trading.
*Ian Jack, global head of infrastructure for the Secure Financial
Transaction Infrastructure NYSE Technologies:
“We are very pleased to be extending the SFTI® backbone into Equinix’s data
center in Hong Kong and providing direct metro access in Tokyo, both key
financial hubs in Asia. Our SFTI Access Centers in Equinix’s data centers in
Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore allow customers to connect to regional and
global exchanges and markets in a cost effective way through a single
connection at each of their locations around the region. Our presence with
Equinix in the region provides the wide range of necessary connectivity
options and infrastructure to support this.”
*David Wilkinson, senior director, Financial Services, Equinix
“NYSE Technologies’ continual expansion with Equinix is a strong testimony to
our unparalleled global footprint. With the deployment of NYSE Technologies’
SFTI Access Centers in Hong Kong and connectivity in Tokyo our financial
ecosystem becomes even stronger and more valuable for both new and current
financial participants accessing financial markets. Our established ecosystem
of financial participants also presents an immediate market opportunity to
NYSE Technologies, further facilitating its penetration into Hong Kong and
Tokyo. We look forward to continuing to support NYSE Technologies and together
deliver more benefits to our mutual customers through our future expansions in
Asia and the rest of the world.”
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 31
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.
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Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380
Lorraine Little-Bigelow, + (852) 2970 7742
Kendrick Leung, + (852) 2970 7711
Emma Jenkins or Annie Ho, + (852) 3944 5000
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