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The Data Centers Powering High FrequencyTrading

The server cages inside Equinix NY4, one of the northern New Jersey data centers where high-frequency trading takes place. (Photo: Equinix)

High frequency trading is in the news this week, as are the data centers in northern New Jersey that serve as the technology engines powering the practice. Here’s a look at the four data centers mentioned prominently in this week’s coverage. Read More

Equinix to Host BATS Exchange in Secaucus Trading Hub

The server cages inside Equinix NY4, one of the northern New Jersey data centers where high-frequency trading takes place. (Photo: Equinix)

BATS Global Markets, the second-largest U.S. stock exchange, will shift its primary data center to an Equinix facility in Secaucus, the companies said yesterday. The consolidation follows BATS’ acquisition of Direct Edge, which hosts its primary infrastructure at Equinix. Read More

Continuum Plans New Data Center in Chicago Suburbs

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The team from Continuum Data Centers is expanding with a new data center in the Chicago suburbs, where it plans to provide enterprise colocation services. The new facility will be attractive to financial trading companies interested in proximity to the nearby CME data center. Read More

CNBC Features CoreSite Trading Hub

An article over at CNBC looks at the growing importance of the Washington, D.C. market for high frequency trading, especially on days when the U.S. government issues potentially market-moving reports. Read More

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