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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in July 2009
Savvis Expands NYC-Area Colocation Facility for Proximity Hosting
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
Hosting provider adds 105,00 square feet to respond to growing demand for proximity hosting and internet infrastructure services, along with low latency connectivity to major financial exchanges.
Clouds Won’t Cover Wall Street Until Compatibility Improves, Intel Exec Says
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
Internal clouds won't be truly feasible for Wall Street and other technology-intense industries until the vendor community provides interoperability, says Thomas M. Kilroy at Intel.
Scottrade Builds Fat Pipe from Phoenix Data Center to St. Louis HQ
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
The online trading firm is working with Qwest to build long-distance MPLS connections to accelerate online trading, market research data delivery and overall operations performance.
BofA’s Birnbaum Urges Wall Street to "Think Parallel"
News  |  7/23/2009  | 
Bank of America IT executive Jeffrey M. Birnbaum has been teaching high school students parallel programming. In his view, Wall Street should be thinking parallel, too.
Equinix Expands Data Center Space in New York and Frankfurt
News  |  7/23/2009  | 
Increased demand from Wall Street firms driving colocation provider to add square footage in 10 markets.
ICE Lays Out Plans for Buy-Side Clearing of Credit Default Swaps
News  |  7/23/2009  | 
Solution will permit buy-side participation in ICE credit default swap clearing facility and provide segregation of customer funds and positions.
ICAP and FINCAD Launch Fair Value Insight
News  |  7/22/2009  | 
ICAP combines its market data with FINCAD's finanical analytics to create independent derivatives valuation service.
Citi Opens Operations Hub in Singapore
News  |  7/21/2009  | 
Energy-efficient hub, Citi's center for ops and technology in the Asia Pacific, accommodates 2,000 staff and serves Citi businesses across 40 countries.
Lesko Appointed Instinet Asia CEO
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
FTEN Expands Into Europe to Meet Demands for High-Frequency Trading
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
Hires Valerie Bannert-Thurner, formerly of Skyler, to spearhead European expansion.
Former BofA Equities Head Joins Nomura
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
Deutsche Bank's autobahn Equity Business Announced Sponsored Access to Chi-X
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
Direct technical connection provides latency-sensitive clients with fastest possible access to highly liquid execution venue.
FRSGlobal Unveils ReportBuilder TNG
News  |  7/16/2009  | 
Allows financial institutions to create internal and external reports for regulators from a single data source.
Prytania Investment Advisors Taps CMA DataVision for CDS Pricing
News  |  7/16/2009  | 
CMA sources data on credit default swaps from over 30 buy-side firms.
BATS Europe Dark Pool Launch Set
News  |  7/16/2009  | 
Direct Edge Inks Agreement with Quadriserv for Securities Lending
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
Agreement calls for tighter integration between cash equity market for trading and related market for stock loan.
GigaSpaces Unveils Cloud-Oriented App Server
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
App server designed to scale applications and resources up or down on demand.
Credit Suisse AES Launches Block Crossing in Australia
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Crossfinder now allows clients to match orders worth a minimum of A$1m on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Will AMD’s Latest Six-Core Chips Wow Wall Street?
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
AMD rolled out its latest six-core Opteron chips today. How will they fare on Wall Street?
Trayport Offers Real-Time STP for OTC Cleared Products Via LCH.Clearnet
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
New connection from GlobalVision to LCH.Clearnet automates OTC cleared workflow, without manual entry of trades.
SmartPool Signs Up 14 Brokers As Members of Dark Pool
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
New members of NYSE Euronext-led dark pool include: Credit Suisse, Exane, Instinet Europe, Investment Technology, among others.
RTS Realtime Systems Connects to BGC Partners' eSpeed Platform
News  |  7/10/2009  | 
RTS's co-locates algo platform to provide low-latency access to U.S. Treasury futures via BGC's eSpeed platform, along side ELX Futures.
Positive Impact of Public Private Investment Program Still Under Debate
Commentary  |  7/9/2009  | 
PPIP carries a disproportionate amount of the burden among government programs to end the negative economic cycle while replenishing lost bank capital and restoring liquidity to the legacy securities markets.
SunGard Launches Gateway to Tokyo Commodity Exchange
News  |  7/9/2009  | 
SunGard Launches Gateway to Tokyo Commodity Exchange
Citi Makes Global Electronic Trading Push
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
Now that it has knit the Lava, ATD and Options Market Maker platforms together with its dark pool, Citi is taking its electronic trading platform to Europe, Asia and beyond.
Central Clearinghouse-Standard is Nice, Suitable is Better
Commentary  |  7/8/2009  | 
Not all bilateral derivatives contracts are suited for central clearing and/or electronic trading.
Managing Under Duress: Q&A With Credit Suisse CIO Karl Landert
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
Credit Suisse CIO Karl Landert points to a long-standing focus on efficiency and an agile technology organization as major reasons why the firm has fared relatively well during the economic downturn.
Maximizing CEP Through Content Aware Messaging Middleware
Commentary  |  7/7/2009  | 
Maximizing CEP Through Content Aware Messaging Middleware
NYSE Technologies’ OneTick to Be Implemented by Man Group
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Man Group subsidiary has selected NYSE Technologies OneTick to serve the needs of its multi-asset class research groups.
ITG Integrates Consolidated Data From Europe into TCA Service
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
ITG runs post-trade analysis against a consolidated tape, including data from primary exchanges and MTFs across Europe.
NYSE Reduces Order Execution Time to Five Milliseconds, From 105 Milliseconds
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
Replaces SuperDOT with NYSE Super Display Book to drive latency into the single digits.
J.P. Morgan's Andrew Parry Elected as Co-Chair of the FPL Global Derivatives Committee
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
The FIX protocol will evolve as the world moves to reduced product complexity, greater regulation, increasing volumes and lower margins, stated Parry.

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