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Colt, a leading European provider of business communications and IT managed services, today announced it has been selected by NYSE Technologies to provide customer connectivity to NYSE Euronext's SFTI Access Centres via the low latency SFTI Optic service. Once connected, customers will be provided with low latency access to their colocation racks at the new NYSE Euronext European Liquidity Centre located outside of London.

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, today announced that FXCM has joined Atrium Network's global extranet to provide connectivity from FXCM's data centre in Bergen, New Jersey to Atrium Network's POPs (points of presence) located in New York and New Jersey.

City Lifeline, the London-based independent carrier-neutral colocation data centre, has today announced it will provide colocation services for the algo news feed AlphaFlash of Deutsche Börse – Market Data & Analytics. Having been selected as one of three other data centres in London that are to provide access to this data feed worldwide, City Lifeline will offer access to the organisations’ existing network within close proximity of London data sources and metro-area market centres.

NYSE Technologies, the global commercial technology unit of NYSE Euronext, today announced the launch of Order Routing Direct, its new, fully-managed point-to-point order routing service. Order Routing Direct uses patent-pending network technology that allows customers to seamlessly connect directly via FIX protocol with their trading counterparties and doesn’t require routing back to a centralized hub.

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that NASDAQ BX TotalView ITCH 3.2 was up 23% with a new record peak of 113,631 mps over 1 second

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, today announced that its clients can now benefit from low latency connectivity to Hotspot FX, LLC, the New Jersey-based institutional foreign exchange ECN via Atrium Network’s global extranet infrastructure.

StreamBase has responded to increasing interest in foreign exchange (FX) trading by teaming up with algorithmic FX trading specialist MarketFactory to speed up ‘time to first trade’ for hedge funds, banks and trading firms accessing the spot FX market.

OneMarketData, LLC, the leader in tick data management and analytics, today announced that Intelligent Wave Inc. (IWI), a Japanese company specializing in system solution business, credit card business and security system business, has become the first Japanese reseller of OneTick, the one solution for complex event processing (CEP), tick data management and analytics.

Collaborative Software Initiative’s recent soft launch of Openmarketdata.org and the growing ambitions – and credibility – of ventures like Hedgehogs.net may be signalling that collaboration for financial markets applications and infrastructure is an idea whose time has finally come. While individual open-source providers – notably Marketcetera with its order management platform – have made inroads into specific areas of the business, CSI and Hedgehogs.net are taking the argument to the enterprise level, and may succeed in attracting high-level attention as a result.