Aquis Exchange taps Equinix to set up data center

Infotech Lead America: Aquis Exchange, the proposed pan European stock exchange, is planning to set up its primary data center at the Equinix LD4 International Business Exchange (IBX).

Being set up inside the Equinix London Slough campus, Aquis Exchange will be launched after getting approval from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Aquis Exchange selected the Equinix London Slough campus because of its access to over 30 European markets, 80 exchanges and trading platforms. In addition, Aquis Exchange will have access to the Equinix Marketplace.

FX platforms, dark pools, commodities, and new derivative products are already part of the Equinix London Slough campus. These market participants may directly connect to the Aquis Exchange platform inside the Equinix London Slough campus via a local cross connection.

At present, 25 percent of European equities trade count originates from the Equinix London Slough campus. Globally, over 60 percent of volume-driving market makers are Equinix customers and over 25 percent of these are currently based in the Equinix London Slough campus.

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