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Thomson Reuters today announced that it has extended its relationship with Corvil, a provider of latency management systems for high performance trading and market data, to deliver end-to-end latency monitoring and reporting for Elektron Hosting. This new capability will provide transparency to customers who host applications and connect to market data within this managed service environment, ensuring that their infrastructure is optimized for minimal latency, maximum throughput and reliability.

IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of voice and electronic trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms and global enterprises, today announced the latest stage of its European network upgrade. The new optimisation programme provides significant increases in network performance and capacity, connecting key trading venues in Frankfurt, Paris and London, and reducing latencies to liquidity venues in the New York Metropolitan Area, Chicago and Toronto.

NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, today announced the launch of two new Liquidity Centers in Chicago, IL and Toronto, ON Canada. Joining NYSE Euronext’s primary Liquidity Centers in Mahwah, NJ and Basildon, London, these new facilities link to a broader network of installations that will feature a range of NYSE Technologies products and services tailored to facilitate simplified, high-performance access to markets, market information and other trading infrastructure services.

Colt, Europe’s leading information delivery platform, today announced that it has been selected to build and manage a hosted application infrastructure for Source, a specialist provider of exchange traded products (ETPs).

NovaSparks, specialists in ultra-low latency solutions today introduced the NovaSparks Gen2 appliance. This new development, available from June 2011, offers even faster processing and delivers guaranteed sub-microsecond speed through its appliance measured on an end-to-end basis. The NovaSparks Gen2 solution offers highly parallelised processing paths within the appliance and guarantees deterministic latency for users irrespective of volume and number of markets being processed.

Today, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) announced its intention to offer co-location services to its members and their clients seeking to shave milliseconds off execution speeds.

Chi-X Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of alternative trading venue operator Chi-X Global Inc., and Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data centre services, today announced that Chi-X Australia has selected Equinix’s facility as the primary data centre for its matching engine. The announcement comes as Chi-X Australia continues to work with industry groups and market participants in preparation for its fourth quarter launch, subject to final government approval.

Solace Systems, the leading provider of messaging middleware appliances, has extended its hardware-based Unified Messaging Platform with the ability to stream real-time data over the internet at up to three times the message rate and 1/100th the latency of competing software-based streaming solutions.

Lime Brokerage and Tbricks have teamed up to combine the agency broker’s ultra high speed infrastructure and the trading software supplier’s high performance trading systems for the benefit of high frequency trading firms, hedge funds and broker-dealers that require high volume and low latency access to the US markets.