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Deutsche Börse expands its European network

New direct access point planned at Equinix ZH4 data centre in Zurich

Deutsche Börse continues to expand its high-performance network. The company announced today that it will set up an additional access point to its global trading network in the Equinix ZH4 data centre in Zurich. This access should be ready for use in the third quarter. SIX Swiss Exchange already uses the Zurich data centre operated by Equinix as a co-location centre for its customers.

Customers of the Eurex international derivatives market as well as the Xetra cash market will both benefit from connection of this Zurich data centre to the Deutsche Börse network infrastructure through an even greater reduction in latency. Latency is, moreover, also reduced for SIX Swiss Exchange customers connected via the Deutsche Börse network. Deutsche Börse expects an average latency of 2.6 milliseconds for the Zurich-Frankfurt connection and 6.9 milliseconds for the Zurich-London connection in the future. The new Equinix ZH4 data centre access point also offers customers the opportunity to efficiently link their respective installations in Frankfurt and Zurich via the low latency network connections provided by Deutsche Börse.

“This new access point in Switzerland enables us to make access to liquidity even quicker and easier to use for our customers,” said Matthias Kluber, Executive Vice President at Deutsche Börse. “After having connected our data centres in Frankfurt and Singapore in a comparable manner, this is one more step towards efficiently linking the world’s major financial centres.”