The transatlantic exchanges operator, NYSE Euronext, is looking at enhancing the returns from its data center near London. It is achieving this goal by monetizing space by allowing rival data centers and other investment groups to operate spare capacity. NYSE Euronext has also initiated conversations with Equinix for filling up unused space. Equinix is a data center operator based in the USA. The data center facility in question houses the matching engines for the stock exchanges in Paris, Lisbon, Brussels and Amsterdam.
The Basildon site and the one in Mahwah, New Jersey are the twin sites for and critical to NYSE Euronext’s growth plans and focus on providing technology related services to traders and brokers. The two facilities have come up at an investment of $1 billion. Trades are done in microseconds and they deal in several thousand messages in one location.
Industry slowdown has hit the data center space too and this has led NYSE Euronext to look for monetizing plans.
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