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Interacciones Casa de Bolsa of Mexico (ICB) and NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, today announced that ICB has joined the Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI) as a prime destination to Mexico.

Interxion Holding NV, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, has completed the second of three phased expansions to its ZUR1 data centre in Zurich-Glattbrugg, in response to consistent growth in customer demand. 640m2 of new data centre space was created in the expansion, which increases total data centre space to over 4000m2.

OTKRITIE, one of the largest financial groups and leading provider of High Frequency Trading solutions in Russia, today announced that it has partnered with QuantHouse to enable clients to trade on RTS and MICEX while assisting with the development and deployment of their algorithmic trading strategies and business development.

Options IT, a leading provider of ultra-low latency market data and connectivity, fully managed application hosting, and high-performance technology Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for the buyside and sellside, today announced it has expanded its PIPE Velocity service for high-frequency trading firms to provide access to the International Securities Exchange’s (ISE) new Optimise trading platform and full suite of market data offerings.

The expansion of the PIPE Velocity service comes as ISE prepares for the rollout of its new Optimise trading platform in April. Optimise is expected to be a leader among US options exchanges with regard to latency and performance.

Justin Llewellyn-Jones An increasing number of execution systems vendors are now offering their products as hosted services, running them from their own data centres, and taking on the job of managing them, including keeping their latency low. Fidessa has been doing this for some time. caught up with the company's managed services head Justin Llewellyn-Jones to find out more about hosting in a latency-sensitive world.

This month’s bulletin from the Financial Information Forum (FIF) finds that NASDAQ TotalView-Aggregated was up 166% to a record 122,337 mps over the 5 second interval

Corvil, a provider of latency management systems for high performance trading and market data, today announced availability of full latency monitoring of order flow and quality analysis of market data for Millennium Exchange that went live on February 14th from the London Stock Exchange Group.

Surge Trading Group Inc., the holding company of Surge Trading Inc., the New York-based electronic market maker, today announced that it has selected Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data center services, for strategic and resilient colocation and business continuity services for its critical trading infrastructure. As part of Surge Trading’s commitment to provide the highest level of service possible, the firm will leverage Equinix’s network-neutral colocation and continuity trading services.