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SunGard has launched an ultra low latency direct market access (DMA) service for pan-European equity markets through its European broker-dealer, Valdi Execution Services. Valdi addresses the ultra low latency requirements of high-velocity traders, providing a broker-managed solution that includes clearing and settlement.

Kevin Acott Back in the summer of 2006 – soon after Silver Lake Partners had completed its acquisition of voice trading systems supplier IPC Information Systems – we mused whether IPC might emerge from ‘going private’ as full-service network services provider designed to give the likes of BT Radianz a run for their money in the financial markets connectivity space.

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, announced today that it has connected to The Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to enable low-latency transportation of CHX data from the client venue to participants in the NY4 location in Secaucus, New Jersey and in addition, to provide a connectivity path for order entry back to the CHX venue in Chicago.

Burgundy, the Nordic multilateral trading facility (MTF) backed by 14 of the region’s leading banks and brokers, is moving its matching engines to Interxion’s financial hub in Stockholm, with go live due in the first quarter of 2011.

NYSE Technologies’ recently announced partnership with CTSK InVenture stemmed from work the advisory group did with the technology supplier as it sought to assess impacts and opportunities on client organizations of its new Mahwah, NJ, and Basildon, UK, data centres. A joint venture between CS Technology and KLG Advisors, CTSK InVenture brought to bear its parents’ expertise in low-latency trading infrastructures and related real estate considerations, respectively, in NYSE Technologies discussions with financial institutions about the new facilities’ capabilities.

ADVA Optical Networking today announced the introduction of new latency-optimized Raman amplifier technology to its flagship ultra low-latency FSP 3000 platform that will allow faster connectivity along key financial trading routes, including Chicago to New York, London to Frankfurt and New York to Toronto.

Telx, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in strategic North American markets, today announced that the Algo Group, the U.K.-based provider of next-generation trading technology solutions, has joined its Financial Business Exchange (FBX) and located its electronic trading platform solutions in Telx’s 350 East Cermak Road data center facility in Chicago.

Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced the launch of the Interactive Data 7ticks latency portal.

Sidera Networks, a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced today that it has been chosen as the foundation on which the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX) will offer its “Exchange in a Box” network solution.