Equinix Strengthens its Financial eXchange Community with the Addition of Chi-X Europe

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First order-driven pan-European equities alternative trading system to take advantage of Equinix's close access to key financial markets.

Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the leading global provider of network-neutral datacentres and Internet exchange services, has extended its Financial eXchange community in Europe with the addition of Chi-X Europe.

Launched to help institutional investors achieve ultra-low latency execution, Chi-X Europe is the first order-driven pan-European Alternative Trading System. The company will take advantage of Equinix's premium datacentre services and distinctive Financial eXchange approach to ensure the optimum performance and ultra-low latency response times for its solution.

With its Financial eXchange solution, Equinix was the first company to launch proximity services for an exchange in Europe. The service facilitates an electronic model for a new generation of financial hubs, such as traditional exchanges, alternative venues such as Chi-X Europe, other liquidity pools, market data vendors, trading platforms and clearing and settlement providers. Chi-X Europe will join more than 40 other European customers that have already relocated their systems within Equinix's network of Financial eXchange hubs to take advantage of the company's proven proximity capabilities.

According to Chi-X Europe's Director, Hirander Misra: "Equinix's datacentre services and proximity solutions will enable our clients to further reduce their already ultra-low response times whilst continuing to provide the resilience and redundancy that a high availability execution venue such as Chi-X Europe requires. Chi-X Europe is a pan-European equities Multilateral Trading Facility and we believe that working with Equinix will continue to broaden our access to those Continental European clients seeking to connect."

"With our Equinix Financial eXchange approach we're successfully helping firms to achieve ultra-low latency performance, take advantage of direct access cross-connects in our next generation financial hubs, and benefit from Equinix's proven high quality datacentre performance and business continuity capabilities," added Petrina Steele, VP (PRWEB) January 12, 2008 -- Business Development - Europe, for Equinix. "Chi-X Europe is clearly set to play a key role in the evolving European equities market, and we are delighted that they have joined the rapidly-growing Equinix financial community."

Equinix Financial eXchange enables the development of neutral interactive financial communities, offering a highly resilient and convenient platform for banks, financial trading companies and financial exchanges to interconnect with each other and with multiple network service providers in order to execute financial transactions with a minimum of latency. Launched in 2006, the community now extends to more than 40 members including Yipes, Nico Trading, Merrill Lynch, Fortis and Citi Bank.

About Equinix - http://www.eu.equinix.comP:
Equinix is the leading global provider of network-neutral data center and interconnection services, offering premium colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions. Global enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network service providers look to Equinix Internet Business Exchange (IBX®) centers for world-class reliability and network diversity. Equinix IBX centers serve as critical, core hubs for IP networks and Internet operations worldwide. With 37 IBX centers located in 17 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Equinix enables customers to reliably operate their mission-critical infrastructures on a global basis.

About Chi-X Europe
Chi-X Europe Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Instinet Incorporated, is an FSA-authorised securities firm operating as an MTF (Multi-Lateral Trading Facility) for the trading of a wide range of European equities.
Chi-X Europe's low-cost, streamlined model is designed to help institutional investors achieve ultra-low execution, clearing and settlement costs. Both internal and external benchmark tests showed the Chi-X Europe operating model to be up to 10 times faster† and significantly less expensive* than Europe's traditional equity exchanges. Chi-X Europe disseminates market data to clients directly and via third-party market data vendors at no cost, and trade reporting is available for a low monthly fee. For more information, please visit http://www.chi-x.com.
† Based on Instinet Europe Limited's exchange linkages performance measurement statistics for average DMA order messaging in June 2007. These Instinet internal figures are for round-trip latency message acknowledgement based on sending an average number of messages to the exchange system and obtaining a response back to Instinet's system over the course of a normal trading day. They are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to represent an independent performance measure of latency. Market volatility and volume may affect actual performance.

  •     Based on a passive/aggressive execution ratio of 50:50. Source: Instinet Europe internal statistics based on average daily DMA trades, volume and consideration.

For further details
Kerry Jago, Equinix
T: +44 (0)845 373 2935

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 IXEurope into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out 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; the results of any litigation relating to past stock option grants and practices; 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. Internet Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.


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