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INTERXION HOLDING NV, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced an agreement with ICF Systems AG, a full-service IT provider for the financial industry, to build a point of presence for ICF’s managed trading services at Interxion’s Frankfurt data centre campus. This allows market participants to cost-effectively connect to ICF Systems’ infrastructure and benefit from their market leading, managed trading services portfolio.

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, announced today that it has successfully supported the migration of Equiduct, the electronic pan-European trading platform and its clients, to Equiduct’s new data centre in Interxion, City of London.

In its second strategic hire of 2011, NovaSparks has named Olivier Baetz vice president of sales and operations for North America. Baetz’s appointment follows that of Matthew Gadd, who joined in February as vice president of operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The Mexican Derivatives Exchange (MexDer), the derivatives subsidiary of the Mexican Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana BMV), the second largest exchange in Latin America, and CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the successful launch of their south-to-north connection, giving Mexican investors access to CME Group’s benchmark derivatives contracts including interest rates, foreign currencies, equity indexes, energy, metals and agricultural commodities.

Nasdaq OMX and IntercontinentalExchange have launched a bid to acquire NYSE Euronext for $42.50 per share, representing a 19% premium to the offer made by Deutsche Boerse a month or so ago.

STAC has just released an audited STAC-M2(TM) Benchmark of the following stack:

TMX Datalinx, TMX Group Inc.’s information services division, and QuoteMedia, Inc. today announced the launch of TMX PowerStream, a real-time streaming market data application.

Spread Networks, LLC, a privately owned telecommunications provider, today announced a new agreement with CFN Services, a managed telecom infrastructure services company, which gives CFN rights to resell Spread Networks’ Low Latency Wave Service, effective immediately.

INTERXION HOLDING NV, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that Burgundy, a trading platform for Nordic securities, has gone live at Interxion’s Nordic Financial Hub in Stockholm.