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Financial market participants across Asia can now seek dark pools of liquidity throughout the region, thanks to a new agreement between Chi-East, the first Asian exchange backed non-display venue, and global connectivity provider Transaction Network Services.

Redline Trading Solutions has added a managed service option for its InRush 10G accelerated ticker plant through a tie-up with infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and managed applications host Options IT. This is Redline’s first foray into managed services, but is not expected to be its last, as it moves with the trend, particularly among small trading operations, to offload technology and focus on strategy (see other Redline news from earlier this year here).

Solace Systems, the leading provider of messaging middleware appliances, today announced the appointment of Dan Matte, senior vice president of marketing and business development for F5 Networks, to its board of directors.

NASDAQ OMX announced today that it will expand the real time latency measurement service provided by Correlix Inc. to its Nordic marketplaces. The service will allow NASDAQ OMX Nordic exchanges' members access to independent real-time latency measurement information for intraday and post-day analytics.

FXecosystem, the low latency trading infrastructure provider to the world’s global Foreign Exchange (FX) market, is pleased to announce the launch of Cable 2.0. The new service provides a number of diverse TransAtlantic link options enabling clients to transact faster than ever before. The service has been designed to reduce latency, risk, cost and slippage whilst increasing bandwidth, flow, customer access, efficiency and price options. Cable 2.0 is fully integrated with the specialised FX Meet Me Room.

Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced that Interactive Data 7ticks is providing a range of trading infrastructure services and market connections to Orc Software, a leading provider of technology and services for the global financial industry. These managed services will be delivered to the newly launched Orc Hosted service, for use by financial firms worldwide in their advanced electronic trading of derivatives.

Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centres services, today announced the expansion of its City of London data centre. The expansion of the facility is in response to consistently rising demand from customers in the digital media, carrier and cloud service provider sectors. In addition, Interxion has had particular success in financial services, attracting in excess of 100 trading & investment firms, requiring low-latency connectivity to the liquidity venues located at, or within close proximity to, Interxion’s City of London data centre.

CQG, Inc., the industry-leading order execution, charting, and analytics provider for global, electronically-traded securities, today announced that its spreader core servers are now located at Basildon, a state-of-the-art data center thirty miles east of London, in direct proximity to the NYSE Liffe system.

Voltaire Ltd., a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Atlantik Systeme to distribute its products in Germany. Atlantik Systeme has also joined Voltaire’s adVantage Partner Program.