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January 5, 2011

Hibernia Atlantic has secured a $250 million financing commitment for Project Express, its planned transatlantic low-latency connection for high frequency traders. The funding, from one of its vendors, Huawei Marine Networks Co., allows Hibernia to proceed with what it anticipates to be the fastest trading link between New York and London with expected latency of less than 60 milliseconds.

January 5, 2011

FSMLabs, a premier provider of enterprise real-time and timekeeping technology, today announced that FSMLabs TimeKeeper now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Together these technologies provide a rapidly deployable solution for synchronizing time in high-performance technical environments, such as high-frequency trading. TimeKeeper is a time-synchronization software technology that rapidly synchronizes servers and applications to reference time from GPS or other time sources.

January 1, 2011
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December 28, 2010

The Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI) - via its Openmarketdata.org initiative - has released a free, open source, data feed handler for the Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA) consolidated feed.

December 16, 2010

Given its concerted effort to raise its visibility over the past year or so, RealTick’s sale to ConvergEx Group, announced today, comes as little surprise. It comes as little surprise too that its owner, Barclays, would want to divest itself of a non-core business that it acquired along with the US operations of Lehman Brothers in that post-Credit Crunch deal.

December 16, 2010

euNetworks Group Limited, announced it has launched a new ultra low latency route from London to Stockholm, marking the completion of the latest phase of its network development programme dedicated to the financial services community.

December 16, 2010

Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organization, today announced the acquisition of shares in Omnesys Technologies, a Bangalore-based provider of software for securities trading and order-management systems. Intel Capital hopes that this investment relationship will create opportunities for Omnesys to connect with potential customers, and take its product to securities markets around the world.

December 15, 2010

Vello Systems, a leader in high performance cloud infrastructure solutions, announces the introduction and availability of its ultra-low latency, high-density, 10G CX50T service card. Designed for the company’s CX Family of cloud infrastructure systems, the CX50T operates in either the 16-slot CX16000 system or the 5-slot CX4000 system providing the industry’s lowest latency 10G networking performance combined with the highest 10G densities. The CX50T is optimized for intra-metro applications and is part of Vello Systems growing solutions portfolio for intra- and inter-metro low-latency networking.

December 14, 2010

Fixnetix, ultra-low latency provider for all asset class trading and data, announced today its ability to provide co-location to BME through Visual Trader Systems, the exchanges subsidiary technology company. Leading investment banks, such as Deutsche Bank, will now be able to offer their ultra-low latency trading technologies to BME whilst continuing their path for providing best performance solutions to all trading customers. Hedge Fund and Proprietary Trading customers are now able to seek liquidity in the Spanish markets on the Fixnetix trading network.

December 14, 2010

Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, and Equinix, Inc., a provider of global data centre services, today announced that Interactive Data has extended its presence in Asia and the UK by adding Equinix Tokyo-2 (TY2) and London-4 (LD-4) International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres to its existing presence with Equinix in Hong Kong, Sydney, Chicago, New York and Frankfurt. The new data centres are integral to Interactive Data’s global expansion programme for its real-time market data and trading solutions, by further extending the Company’s capabilities to key financial markets across the globe.

December 13, 2010

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.

December 13, 2010

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).

December 9, 2010

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.

December 9, 2010

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.

December 9, 2010

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.

December 9, 2010

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.

December 8, 2010

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 ExchangeT (IBXR) data center on Front Street in Toronto.

December 8, 2010

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.

December 8, 2010

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.

December 8, 2010

Fixnetix announced today a second office space has been obtained for housing operations of a rapidly expanding staff to better serve leading investment banks, hedge funds, market makers and proprietary trading customers. The additional location is the second one for Fixnetix and will be in the City of London. Fixnetix headquarters will remain in Victoria. The company currently has two US based offices in Boston and Chicago.

December 8, 2010

Orc Software, a leading provider of technology and services for the global financial industry, announced today complete connectivity to Brazil’s BM&FBOVESPA exchange for futures, options and equities instruments, and that Orc will be one of the first companies to support BM&FBOVESPA’s new market data framework delivering higher performance and reliability.

December 8, 2010

Rapid Addition, the leading provider of trading technology solutions to buy- and sell-side financial institutions, today announced that Singular Fit, the developer of advanced trading systems for financial markets, has chosen RA-Cheetah FIX as its FIX Protocol engine.

December 7, 2010

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, announced today it has deployed a NovaSparks FPGA (Field-programmable gate array) application in a testing environment at the heart of Atrium Network’s connectivity environment in New York. The technologies provided by Atrium Network and NovaSparks combine the fastest sub-microsecond technology and direct optical paths to transport market data offering customers ultra-low latency market data feed handling and processing.