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Moscow Exchange Launches Connectivity Point in Equinix's London LD4 Data Center

The new connectivity point, opening October 19, will provide customers with streamlined access to Moscow Exchange markets with optimized latency. The exchange has selected Equinix's LD4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Slough, UK for the roll-out of its Point of Presence to give proximity to the Moscow Exchange infrastructure.

Moscow Exchange Equinix LD4 Point of presence will provide:

  • Average expected round trip latency between Moscow Exchange location and connectivity point in London — 42 ms;
  • Location in Europe's leading multi-asset Financial Services Data Center — Equinix London LD4;
  • Redundant connectivity through two independent telecom providers;
  • FIX order routing;
  • Multicast market data;
  • Access (through Moscow Exchange member brokers/banks) to all Moscow Exchange markets including Equities, FX and Derivatives.

"We are extremely pleased to extend the Moscow Exchange connectivity in Equinix's London LD4 data center. It will offer our member firms and market data vendors new value add services and reduced costs enabling them to simplify their trading architecture, and will demonstrate our continued commitment to expand our trading access services using industry standard protocols," said Vahan Vardanian, CIO of Moscow Exchange.

"Equinix is delighted to welcome the Moscow Exchange to our London LD4 data center and leading Financial Services trading ecosystem" said Russell Poole, general manager, Equinix UK. "Recent legislation and infrastructure change has increased investment in the Russian markets, creating open opportunity for investors, issuers and bankers. As an Equinix customer colocated or present with proximity services within our LD4 facility you can leverage the Moscow Exchange PoP to access the Russian market and interconnect with over 170 trading participants, market data vendors and technology service providers.

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