October 5, 2010
ACTIV Financial Partners with Equinix to Expand Global Reach and Optimize Performance of its Market Data Solutions
FOSTER CITY, CA AND TOKYO, JAPAN — October 5, 2010 — ACTIV Financial (ACTIV), a leading global provider of fully managed low-latency market data solutions, and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that ACTIV has extended its presence in Asia-Pacific and North America by adding the Equinix Tokyo 2 (TY2) and Toronto 1 (TR1) International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers to its existing presence in Chicago, Frankfurt, London, New York and Singapore.
“Our work with Equinix represents our commitment to providing fast, cost-effective access to ultra-low latency global market data solutions,” said Frank Piasecki, president of ACTIV Financial. “Equinix’s rich network density and close proximity to our financial partners enables us to optimize our customers’ experience as they leverage ACTIV’s global data sources across the electronic trading ecosystem.”
With data centers across the globe, ACTIV will continue to extend delivery of its high-volume, ultra low-latency market data services to new and existing clients in the Equinix financial services community. The Equinix global platform serves a comprehensive ecosystem of financial market participants, allowing them to directly connect to Equinix partners effectively and efficiently. “As a result of our strong relationship, Equinix has a deep understanding of ACTIV’s business requirements, and we are pleased to continue to serve them in new global markets,” said John Knuff, general manager of Global Financial Services at Equinix. “ACTIV’s services add significant value to our financial ecosystem, which continues to grow in value with the addition of each new partner.”
About ACTIV Financial
ACTIV Financial is a global full-service market data provider specializing in the delivery of ultra low-latency, high-availability market data. ACTIV provides end-to-end solutions including direct-feed technologies, hardware acceleration data feeds, global consolidated data feeds, ticker plants, enterprise solutions and tick/news databases, all combined with a large-scale distribution and fan-out technologies. ACTIV is privately owned with offices in Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London, serving over 350 customers worldwide, managing more than 120 feed handlers and nearly 20 data centers spread across five continents. For more information, please visit: www.activfinancial.com.
About Equinix in the Global Financial Markets
Equinix provides a neutral meeting place for the world’s leading financial market participants including trading venues, buy and sell side firms, market data providers, technology providers and financial networks that locate servers and infrastructure within Equinix data centers in order to support highly reliable, low latency connectivity for a broad range of market participants. Learn more at: http://financial.equinix.com.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and more than 595 network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 90 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) and partner data centers across 35 metro areas in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information visit http://www.equinix.com.
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.
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