Exchange group NYSE Euronext has admitted the first software vendor into its data centre based in Basildon, UK, mirroring a move by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in October.
Trading solutions provider Fixnetix will be the first to host its suite of trading tools at NYSE Euronext's Basildon centre. Other vendors will be added on a case-by-case basis. A spokesperson for NYSE Euronext confirmed that several other technology firms had expressed an interest in hosting trading applications and services in the data centre.
According to Fixnetix, clients that access tools hosted at the NYSE Euronext data centre will be able to use its co-location infrastructure to trade and access 56 markets across the world, in addition to NYSE Euronext's own markets.
Prior to the admission of Fixnetix into Basildon data centre, hosted NYSE Euronext customers could only connect to external markets via its proprietary SFTI network.
The announcement follows a similar move by the LSE, which said it would open up its London-based hosting centre to technology vendors and service providers on 18 October to offer its members a wider range of low-latency trading options.