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Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data centre services, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Shanghai Data Solution Co., Ltd. (SDS), a leading systems integrator for network and communications services in Shanghai, P.R. China. The partnership allows Equinix customers to enjoy a similar level of availability and reliability of colocation services in China through the SDS data centre, as they do within the 49 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres operated by Equinix worldwide. The partnership provides Equinix with a strategic entry-way into one of the world’s most sought-after and fastest-growing markets: China.

Informatica Corporation the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of 29West Inc, a pioneer in Ultra-Low Latency Messaging (ULLM) technology. 29West ULLM technology is utilized by customers to send and receive millions of messages per second with microsecond delivery times for zero-latency data delivery. With the addition of 29West’ zero-latency capabilities, Informatica is providing the industry’s first zero-latency data integration platform to address the entire range of data delivery requirements.

FIX Protocol Ltd. used its FIX EMEA Trading Conference to unveil version 1.1 of its Algorithmic Trading Definition Language (FIXatdl), effectively making the standard available to the broad marketplace for the first time. FIXatdl introduces a standard format that allows brokers and other providers of algorithmic trading strategies to release their model specifications in a standard XML format, rapidly reducing time to market for new and updated trading models.

29West’s new owner, data integration software supplier Informatica, says the high-performance messaging specialist’s product roadmap will remain unchanged, with new product introductions expected in 2011. The 29West brand will be retained within the capital markets space, as the eight-year-old company and its 100+ financial services customers are subsumed into Informatica to become the company’s broader messaging unit.

Thomson Reuters announced today that Chi-X Europe has implemented its pan-European low latency direct feed, pricing and reference data service, offered through the firm’s strategic hosting centres in London.

Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced announced that its low-latency, consolidated datafeed, PlusFeed, now offers access to NYSE Euronext (NYX) Cash Full Order Book data. This service is designed to enable institutional traders to view the full market depth order book by disseminating each individual order, therefore offering an even greater level of transparency into NYSE Euronext's European Cash Markets.

Celoxica, experts in ultra-low latency trading and market data solutions, has extended market coverage to Europe by releasing feed handlers for the LSE, BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe. This follows success in delivering ultra low latency feed handlers for the US Equities, Options and Futures markets.

AboveNet says it’s sold half the capacity of its new low-latency transatlantic connectivity service since it launched two weeks ago. The dark fibre provider says it now plans to establish a second 10Gigabit ethernet pipe linking London and New York, and expects to add a third within the coming year.

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that SIAC CTS hit a new record of 49,570 mps over 1 second, up 66% from the previous month.