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September 12, 2013

Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 product family (code named "Ivy Bridge-EP"), an industry-leading set of versatile processors that promises to redefine the server, storage and networking infrastructure found in datacenters. With greater efficiency and flexibility, these processors will enable the rapid delivery of services for high performance computing, cloud and enterprise segments, and offer compelling new opportunities for telecommunications vendors.

September 10, 2013

The NASDAQ OMX Group announced that Boerse Stuttgart has selected NASDAQ OMX's world renowned Genium INET trading technology to power its market. The current Stuttgart market model will be fully supported by NASDAQ OMX market technology—the international "de-facto standard" for exchange system technology—which will strengthen the bourse's technological power of innovation. The go-live date is planned for 2015.

September 10, 2013

Sea Fibre Networks (SFN), owner and operator of Europe’s most advanced sub-sea telecoms network, CeltixConnect, today announced Volta Data Centres as a member of the METRO2C Alliance. The addition of Volta, with its City of London data centre, to the Alliance creates a unique low latency eco-system between Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and London’s financial services trading community. The METRO2C Alliance enables latency sensitive trading participants, including exchanges, brokers and high-frequency traders, to transmit millions of orders at lightning speed from the IFSC, Dublin directly to Volta’s Great Sutton Street Data Centre via the CeltixConnect submarine network.

September 10, 2013

ITRS Group, a leading global provider of performance monitoring and management technology, is extending its partnership programme to ensure that ITRS Geneos can integrate and extract information from new vendor applications including Caplin, Corvil, Kondor+, Niksun and VMware.

September 10, 2013

Corvil, a provider of Operational Performance Monitoring (OPM) for IT, today announced that Tradition, one of the world's largest interdealer brokers in over-the-counter financial and commodity related products, has deployed CorvilNet for real-time trading visibility and operational performance monitoring (OPM) of their Trad-X and ParFX platforms.

September 9, 2013

Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today announced a new Zing low-latency solution, designed for new and existing customers who need to deliver highly consistent low-latency Java application performance for their essential business systems. The new Azul offering includes the Zing Low-Latency Quick Start Service and Zing subscriptions with premium support. Quick Start Service is delivered by Azul’s professional services team, and these consulting services are intended to optimize both new and existing low-latency Java applications requiring peak latency outliers of single-digit milliseconds and below. The service is implemented in close partnership with developers, architects, test, operations and QA teams.

September 9, 2013

BCS Prime Brokerage (‘BCS’), the international arm of the largest trader of equities and derivatives on the Russian exchange, has appointed Succession Systems to launch a pre-trade Market Access Risk system, TripleCheck. The system delivers ultra-low latency risk management for Direct Market Access (“DMA”) clients including proprietary and algorithmic trading firms.

September 9, 2013

DealHub (Option Computers Ltd) announced today that its price distribution service, FX Distribution Hub, has been selected by Commerzbank as the cornerstone of a new price distribution infrastructure, designed to enhance pricing and flexibility for clients in a fast evolving FX trading landscape. The first venue to go live on the service will be FX Connect, followed by multiple venues in the months ahead.

September 9, 2013

RTS Realtime Systems Group (RTS), a leading global trading solutions provider, today announced that the firm has just launched RTD Tango QUANT Version 2.0, enhancing its first product geared toward quantitative traders that was released globally last year. RTS created RTD Tango QUANT as a comprehensive tool to design, optimize, analyze and execute fully automated trading strategies based on technical analysis.

September 9, 2013

Scalable Informatics (Scalable), a no-compromise provider of tightly-coupled fast computing, storage, and networking appliances for time series, massive storage, data warehouse, and noSQL databases, has been recognized as a key partner behind the world's first low latency on-demand financial cloud, built by Lucera. The breakthrough high performance cloud infrastructure is based on Scalable’s siCloud product, including their siRouter, siFlash, and JackRabbit systems.

September 6, 2013

The Unlisted Trading Privileges Securities Information Processor met today with the UTP SIP committee to review the events of August 22, to better understand the causes of the regulatory halt and to consider a series of steps to strengthen the resiliency of the SIP.

September 5, 2013

SAP AG today announced the appointment of Ross Wainwright as its global head of financial services industries. Effective immediately, Wainwright will be responsible for SAP’s financial services footprint, which covers banking, insurance and capital markets clients across the globe.

September 4, 2013

ASX and NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology business of NYSE Euronext, today announced that they have connected their respective global networks. The linking of ASX Net Global and NYSE Technologies’ Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure® (SFTI) will initially provide customers of NYSE Technologies cost-effective access to ASX markets and market data services.

September 4, 2013

Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, cloud enablement services and 100% Uptime SLA data center facilities, today announced the addition of 1.2 megawatts of power in its Chicago data center (CHI1) facility located at 350 E Cermak in downtown Chicago. Telx’s CHI1 facility is within the world’s largest datacenter at 1.1 million square feet and one of the most critical facilities for the global business community.  Telx operates the critical interconnection area known as the “Meet-Me-Room,” and with this addition of an incremental 1.2 Megawatts across two new suites, Telx now operates 8 suites exceeding 3.7 Megawatts of high-density colocation space, making Telx one of the largest colocation providers at the CH1 facility.

September 4, 2013

Redline Trading Solutions announced support in its ultra-low latency InRushTM 3 ticker plant for calculating a synthetic National Best Bid & Offer (NBBO) from direct options exchange feeds, providing pricing information significantly faster than the consolidated OPRA NBBO. With savings as high as several hundred milliseconds over OPRA, Redline’s ultra-low latency Options NBBO provides banks and trading firms with a more accurate view of the market.

September 3, 2013

ACTIV Financial, a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions, today announced that Ben Collins has been appointed director of sales EMEA. Collins will join ACTIV’s growing London-based team to drive sales and marketing in EMEA as well as to support ACTIV’s ongoing expansion in Asian markets. He brings 15 years of sales management experience working with major enterprises supporting their market data, analytics and technology solutions.

September 3, 2013

Tbricks (www.tbricks.com), the provider of next-generation automated trading systems, today announced that Carnegie, leading Nordic independent investment bank, chooses Tbricks to replace its former infrastructure for pricing and market making.

September 3, 2013

FlexTrade Systems, Inc., an international leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, today announced Singapore-based United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) has chosen MaxxTrader  and FlexFX, its white label and enterprise FX trading solutions, to facilitate global FX trading.  In conjunction, UOB will also implement FlexTQM, FlexTrade’s comprehensive transaction quality management platform for real-time and historical transaction cost analysis. 

September 3, 2013

The successful introduction of the UTP transaction system at Warsaw Stock Exchange on 15 April 2013 opened new opportunities for participants in the Polish capital markets. The technical parameters of the UTP platform, including its speed, performance and bandwidth make it possible for WSE to offer solutions and services to the market that are of the highest global standards with regards to functionality and technical capability. These developments will facilitate the introduction of a new segment of clients, boosting levels of algorithmic trading activity.

August 30, 2013

Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, has today announced that it has further expanded its connectivity to a number of key trading venues, in addition to adding a number of new data feeds to the Options PIPE Platform. These latest additions to the IaaS provider’s offering come as a result of increased client demand.

August 29, 2013

Algo-Logic Systems, a recognized leader in providing hardware-accelerated, deterministic, ultra-low-latency products, systems and solutions for accelerated finance, packet processing and embedded system industries, today announced availability of their new Full Order-Book solution. The Full Order-Book performs all book building processing and reporting as logic inside a single FPGA. The Low Latency Order-Book is designed using the on-chip memory for customer book sizes with many thousands of open orders, a dozen symbols, and reporting of ten L-2 levels. For use-cases where millions of open orders, thousands of symbols, and unlimited levels need to be tracked, the Scalable Order-Book is still implemented with a single FPGA but stores data in off-chip DDR3 memory.

August 29, 2013

NASDAQ OMX today provided the following update on the preliminary findings of its internal review of the events leading to the August 22 temporary trading halt in trading of NASDAQ-listed securities.

August 28, 2013

TMX Group today announced the launch of a new analytics feed for options traded on Montréal Exchange Inc. (MX), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group Limited and Canada's derivatives exchange. TMX Datalinx, the information services division of TMX Group, will make the new feed available to the options trading community through the TMX Atrium global network and other content distributors.

August 28, 2013

Volta Data Centres, the specialist provider of data centres to the financial, media and content industries, has selected Optimum Group Services (OGS) to provide facilities and engineering maintenance services to Volta’s Great Sutton Street Data Centre.