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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.

smartTrade Technologies, an industry leader in cross-asset liquidity management software for banks, broker-dealers, ECN’s, asset managers, and large hedge funds today announced the release of LiquidityConnect for FX.

Savvis, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that it has reached an agreement with global interdealer broker ICAP to provide Savvis’ clients who are also authorised traders of EBS and BrokerTec with ultra-low latency direct access to the EBS foreign exchange (FX) and BrokerTec fixed-income trading platforms via ICAP’s premium i-Cross colocation service.

Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres, today announced that it has entered a strategic alliance with Telx, a leading provider of interconnection, colocation and business exchange services in strategic, high-demand North American markets. The non-exclusive alliance will provide a smooth transatlantic migration path into industry-leading, connectivity-rich colocation facilities for both Telx and Interxion customers, with particular strategic benefits for customers in the Financial Services sector.

IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms and global enterprises, today announced that it has extended its worldwide financial markets network infrastructure with low-latency access to BATS Europe, the second-largest European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF).

Solace Systems, the leading provider of messaging middleware appliances, today announced that it has closed a round of growth equity financing from Tandem Expansion. Solace has experienced consistent growth over the past several years and plans to use the funds to accelerate its already rapid global expansion. Solace was recently ranked 14th in the Deloitte 2010 Canadian Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Canada, with a 5 year growth rate of 2296%.

Hibernia Atlantic, the only diverse transAtlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider, announces today that the company has experienced an increase in global financial firms and exchanges utilizing Hibernia’s Global Financial Network (GFN) for transAtlantic low latency connectivity. Engineered for 'security through diversity' specifically for financial organizations such as banks, exchanges, trading houses, and market data providers, the GFN connects key financial cities with its short, direct routes. Firms such as ACTIV Financial, and members of the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and the Montreal Exchange utilize the GFN's diverse routes for secure access to global markets.

Ticker plant specialist SpryWare is introducing the third generation of its Market Information Server (MIS), with an option for it to be deployed as in-process code as part of a user application for latency reduction to the single digit microsecond range. This latest version is available now to early adopters and will be fully released next month.

Mantara, Inc., a provider of advanced technology solutions for high-frequency trading, has announced the release of CHiPS, a risk solution aimed squarely at members of the high-frequency trading (HFT) community who are currently enabling "unfiltered" direct market access trading.