BOE Futures Exchange (CFE) also announces intent to use Equinix’s LD4
Data Center in Slough, England as its London Hub
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2012--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX),
the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) — home of the largest and oldest U.S.
options exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) ― is moving its
CBOE Command™ trading engine platform to the NY4
International Business Exchange™ (IBX®)
data center in Secaucus, N.J.
The move, which was completed on Monday, December 3, brings one of the
fastest exchange platforms from Chicago to the New York area,
eliminating distance latency, accelerating trading speed and allowing
customers and partners inside the Equinix financial
ecosystem in New York to connect directly to the CBOE Command
With the CBOE Command move complete, CBOE, CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE)
and One Chicago will join C2 Options Exchange (C2) and CBOE Stock
Exchange (CBSX) at Equinix’s New York data center campus. The move will
put all five exchanges in closer proximity to the financial service
companies that are run inside Equinix’s New York data centers. By using Platform
Equinix™, CBOE can connect with more than 700 financial
services companies and more than 75 exchanges now connected at Equinix.
“CBOE systems have always been engineered for maximum flexibility and
scalability, which allows us to quickly and cost-effectively launch new
products and adapt to any trading environment,” said Gerald O’Connell,
CBOE executive vice president and CIO. “Now, by combining the power of
our state-of-the-art CBOE Command platform and the unparalleled
interconnectivity and reliability of the Equinix network, we can rapidly
add new products, enhance trading speed and streamline customer access
to the most comprehensive array of options and volatility products
“The Equinix New York campus has become a crucial center for the
financial services industry in this region, where leading venues,
service providers and market participants directly connect with one
another to streamline performance while effectively managing
connectivity cost trajectories,” said John Knuff, general manager,
Global Financial Services for Equinix. “The largest U.S. options
exchange moving in next to existing CBOE Holdings exchanges in Secaucus
underscores the critical importance of co-location hubs in the new
global trading landscape.”
Next year, CBOE Futures Exchange also plans to establish a London hub in
Equinix’s LD4 data center in Slough, England. This is intended to
provide European firms with a cost-efficient way to send and receive CFE
data and to execute trades on the exchange.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies
directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most
networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix
interconnection platform in 30 strategic markets across the Americas,
EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that
might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the
challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and
developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated
costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have
acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant
revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers;
failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to
time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to
generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or
outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key
customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from
Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the
forward-looking information contained in this press release.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
CBOE, Chicago Board Options Exchange, CBSX, CBOE Stock Exchange and CFE
are registered trademarks and CBOE Futures Exchange is a service mark of
Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated.
C2 and C2 Options Exchange are service marks of C2 Options Exchange,
Source: Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1 415-318-4380