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June 15, 2010

ACTIV Financial, a leading global provider of fully managed low-latency market data solutions, today announced that Jefferies, a major global securities and investment banking firm and long-term ACTIV customer, has deployed ACTIV’s Market Data Processing Unit (MPU) to reduce its hardware footprint, enhance performance and lower its cost of ownership for market data services.

June 15, 2010

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) today announced the publication in the Federal Register of a proposed rule that specifies requirements for Designated Contract Markets, Derivatives Transaction Execution Facilities and Exempt Commercial Markets that list significant price discovery contracts (collectively referred to as “exchanges”) and offer co-location and/or proximity hosting services to market participants. The proposal includes provisions relating to equal access, fees, latency transparency and third party proximity hosting service providers.

June 15, 2010

Solace Systems, the leading provider of middleware appliances, today announced that ITRS Group plc, the leading provider of predictive, real-time systems and application management products to the world's financial community, has integrated connectivity between ITRS Geneos and Solace's Unified Messaging Platform. The integration was completed at the request of joint customers, including a large multinational bank. Clients who use Solace for low latency middleware can now use the ITRS Geneos Dashboard to view key latency statistics and reports from Solace networks in real-time.

June 15, 2010

Solace Systems, the leading provider of hardware-based middleware, today announced the release of V5.0 of SolOS, the specialized firmware used to control and manage Solace message and content routers. This release includes many new features and optimizations that provide additional benefits to its hardware-based platform as compared to software alternatives. The release features several messaging firsts, virtually all of which were suggested by customers in various stages of deployment on Solace's platform.

June 15, 2010

Voltaire Ltd., a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics, today announced that it is collaborating with NASDAQ OMX and HP to deliver an ultra-fast, next-generation equities trading platform to Singapore Exchange (SGX).

June 14, 2010

Correlix, the leading provider of Latency Intelligence solutions for monitoring, measuring and analyzing order execution and market-data flows in real-time, today announced the release of version 3.0 of its RaceTeam latency monitoring service.

June 11, 2010

Paris-based market data processing specialist HPC Platform has changed its name to NovaSparks and there is more change to come. Over the coming months, the privately held company will be pushing three new low latency services into the market, setting up a New York office and concluding a deal that will surrender 20% of the company’s capital to an external investment firm.

June 10, 2010

A-Team Citihub Video Series: Low Latency Connectivity Solutions
Sponsored by Interxion

This video series has been designed to help market practitioners understand the various commercial offerings in the marketplace for building high-performance trading infrastructures that can take advantage of today’s increasingly high-speed markets.

June 9, 2010

FSMLabs, a premier provider of enterprise real-time and timekeeping technology, today announced support for the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) standard in its flagship TimeKeeper product. Adding PTP Version 2 to TimeKeeper opens a route for companies conducting low latency transactions, especially in financial services, to increase competitive edge and get ahead of new regulatory requirements, by seamlessly upgrading time services while taking advantage of advanced networking equipment.

June 9, 2010

Solace Systems, the leading provider of hardware-based middleware, today announced a partnership with NovaSparks (formerly known as HPC Platform), specialists in low latency market data Ticker Plant and distribution systems. The integration of Solace's Unified Messaging Platform and NovaSparks' all-hardware FPGA-based Ticker Plant solutions will enable customers to achieve ultra low latency market data distribution with absolute and deterministic performance.

June 8, 2010

Solace Systems, the leading provider of middleware appliances, announced today that Two Sigma Investments, LLC ("Two Sigma"), a leader in process-driven, systematic trading, has selected Solace's JMS messaging solution for use in its core trading infrastructure. The platform will support numerous application-based messaging functions within Two Sigma, which has multiple offices and several billion dollars of assets under management.

June 7, 2010

Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centre services, today announced an agreement with AlgoSpan and ALGO Technologies, to offer low latency connectivity and market data services from Interxion’s City of London data centre with immediate effect.

June 7, 2010

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, today announced that it has enhanced its North American Exchange Ring with a high-speed, ultra-low latency connection between New Jersey and Chicago. The market-leading latency speed of 15.9 milliseconds (round trip delay) will enable clients to benefit from multi-gigabit access to multiple liquidity venues already connected on Atrium Network’s global platform.

June 7, 2010

London-based low latency provider announces FX trading connections to Hotspot FX, LLC. are now available with co-location services complete in NY4, Secaucus, New Jersey.

June 7, 2010

HPC Platform SA, the ‘No Latency’ specialists in data packet processing solutions today announced the official renaming of the organisation to “NovaSparks SA”.

June 3, 2010

Hanweck Associates, a premier financial services provider specializing in risk management systems and technology for institutional investors, today announced its addition of European markets coverage to its high-performance, hardware-accelerated options analytics solution, VoleraFEED. Hanweck will now calculate and disseminate real-time options analytics, including implied volatilities and greeks, from Deutsche Börse’s Eurex derivatives market and Euronext through a strategic partnership with ACTIV Financial.

June 3, 2010

Lexent Metro Connect, a leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York metropolitan area, announces today its plans to extend its dark fiber network into the Telx facility at 100 Delawanna Avenue in Clifton New Jersey. As Lexent’s sixth New Jersey colocation center, 100 Delawanna will expand upon Lexent’s growing latency sensitive fiber routes built between New York and the major colocation facilities hosting financial exchanges in Northern New Jersey.

June 3, 2010

Responding to demand from high frequency traders, Redline Trading Solutions has added the Boston Options Exchange to the range of feeds available via its high-performance ticker plant platform. At the same time, the company has developed hardware-accelerated gateways to Bats Exchange and to Knight Securities’ DirectEdge alternative trading system.

June 3, 2010

A-Team Citihub Video Series: Low Latency Connectivity Solutions
Sponsored by Interxion

This video series has been designed to help market practitioners understand the various commercial offerings in the marketplace for building high-performance trading infrastructures that can take advantage of today’s increasingly high-speed markets.

June 1, 2010

ALGO Technologies, the specialist trading technology firm that recently launched ALGO M2 the fastest matching engine in the world, is addressing the question of the fragmentation of exchange and trading venue data with the launch of ALGO DATA, a new in-house developed market data service for trading firms and exchanges. ALGO DATA offers fully distributed raw, normalised and consolidated market data feeds from all major European and US equities trading venues across its high speed, high bandwidth AlgoSpan exchange fibre optic network with extreme low latency.

May 27, 2010

A-Team Citihub Video Series: Low Latency Connectivity Solutions
Sponsored by Interxion

This video series has been designed to help market practitioners understand the various commercial offerings in the marketplace for building high-performance trading infrastructures that can take advantage of today’s increasingly high-speed markets.

May 26, 2010

Atrium Network, provider of smarter connectivity for the financial community, today announced that ICF Systems AG, the full service systems integrator located in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, will extend its use of Atrium Network to access the NYSE Liffe UTP Derivatives platform when the service goes-live in July 2010.

May 26, 2010

Financial market participants can now strengthen their Foreign Exchange (FX) market data and trading capabilities thanks to a new partnership between connectivity provider Transaction Network Services (NYSE:TNS) and EZX, a leading trading software firm.

May 25, 2010

Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider based in Boxborough, MA., announced today that it is acquiring Veroxity Technology Partners, a leading provider of fiber based data and Internet connectivity solutions headquartered in Westford, MA.