BATS to leverage Platform Equinix™ in Chicago metro-area
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 9, 2012--
Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and BATS
Global Markets, Inc. (BATS) today announced that Equinix will offer
its customers connectivity to BATS’ secondary data center facility in
BATS will accept connections to all three of its U.S. secondary market
centers ― its two equities exchanges, the BZX Exchange and BYX Exchange,
and its equity options platform, BATS Options ― inside the Equinix
Chicago data center, located at 350 E. Cermak, the location of BATS’ new
secondary data facility. The primary matching engines and associated
trading infrastructure for these markets are hosted in BATS’ primary
data center in Weehawken, N.J. In addition to providing disaster
recovery for all of BATS’ U.S. markets, the secondary facility in
Chicago provides live market data, which can be accessed via an Equinix cross-connect.
“We’re excited to partner with Equinix to provide trading participants
with connectivity to U.S. markets at our new secondary data center
facility in Chicago, which is scheduled to be fully active in August,”
said Chris Isaacson, chief operating officer for BATS Global Markets.
“We aim to allow our members maximum flexibility in accessing our
exchanges. The Equinix data center in Chicago provides a rich ecosystem
of trading participants and cutting-edge connectivity options, which
will enable participants to cost-effectively cross-connect to our
secondary facility in Chicago.”
“Equinix is pleased to provide BATS with redundancy, security, and
connectivity options inside our colocation facilities,” said John Knuff,
general manager, global financial services at Equinix. “Our experience
with global exchange deployments enables Equinix to anticipate and serve
the unique needs of the electronic trading community, and we’re excited
to support BATS as it seeks to provide best-in-class performance and
Additionally, BATS is currently planning to offer a Point-of-Presence
(POP) connection at Equinix’s NY5 data center later this year, which
will offer connectivity to BATS’ primary data center in Weehawken, N.J.,
for all of its U.S. markets.
About BATS Global Markets, Inc.
BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS) is a leading operator of securities
markets in the U.S. and Europe. BATS develops and operates electronic
markets for the trading of listed cash equity securities in the U.S. and
Europe and listed equity options in the U.S. BATS operates two stock
exchanges in the U.S., the BATS BZX Exchange and BYX Exchange; BATS
Options, a U.S. equity options market; and BATS Chi-X Europe, which
operates an FSA-authorized multilateral trading facility. BATS’
innovative and proprietary technology was developed by a dedicated core
team of market and technology professionals, catering to the needs of
the broker-dealer and trading community. The company is headquartered in
the Kansas City, Mo. area, with additional offices in New York and
London. For more information, visit www.batsglobalmarkets.com.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and
customers around the world through a global platform of high performance
data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of
networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud,
digital content and financial companies including more than 900 network
service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve
application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix
operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and
Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power
customer growth. http://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.
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Source: Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1-650-598-6098
for Equinix, Inc.
Liam Rose, +1-415-318-4380