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ACTIV Financial, a global provider of fully managed low-latency market data solutions, today announced the launch of its low-latency ticker plant at Equinix’s TR1 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center on Front Street in Toronto.

Corvil, provider of latency management systems for financial markets, today extended the capabilities of its CorvilNet solution to include in-depth analysis of latency and trading performance for the entire trading loop. This includes end-to-end and segment-by-segment monitoring of latency of an order as it is sent from the buy-side to sell-side, processed and routed through to the final liquidity destination.

Chain Software monitoring specialist ITRS Group has developed an interface for its Geneos applications performance management system to Oracle’s Coherence in-memory data grid, a data management technology that is finding favour in capital markets companies running real-time, data intensive applications such as risk management and algo trading systems.

Quod Financial, a global provider of adaptive trading technology, today announced that it has integrated Informatica’s Ultra Messaging product family (previously 29West), including Ultra Messaging Streaming Edition (UMSE), Ultra Persistence Edition (UMP) and Ultra Messaging Queuing Edition (UMQ) in its underlying platform – the Adaptive Execution Platform (AEP) – to provide its clients seamless communication and accelerated trading.

CFN Services a managed infrastructure services company providing ultra-low latency networking, network design, and managed services, today announced that it has selected Essex Radez as its North American market data partner.

Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that OTKRITIE, one of the largest financial groups in Russia, has elected to locate its servers in Interxion’s City of London data centre. Buy- and sell-side firms also located within Interxion’s Financial Hub can now benefit from direct market access (DMA) connectivity to the Russian markets.

Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider, announced today that is has completed its previously announced acquisition of Lexent Metro Connect, a leading provider of custom built dark fiber networks, headquartered in New York, NY.

Verizon Business has responded to Burgundy’s complaint to the Swedish Competition Authority that it acted unfairly in refusing to co-locate the Burgundy matching engines at its Stockholm data centre with a distinct ‘no comment’.

Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc., has signed an agreement with data centre networking provider Voltaire to be the first distributor of its products in the United Kingdom. Also, Arrow ECS has joined Voltaire’s adVantage Partner Program.