October 25, 2011 – Deutsche Boerse said its derivatives exchange, Eurex, completed the re-location of its matching engines to a single data center.

The Eurex trading and clearing infrastructure is now located in a Frankfurt data center operated by Equinix.

In July, Deutsche Boerse moved its Xetra electronic stock trading market to the same data center. Eurex and Equinix had already been offering a co-location service in that International Business Exchange, since 2006.

In the migration, Eurex upgraded and replaced all of its matching engines.

With both Xetra and Eurex under the same roof, Deutsche Boerse customers that locate under that same roof can have access to derivatives and stock markets from the same location.

Equinix also bundles a large number of exchange-related service providers, including data vendors, under that same roof. Also Monday, Equinix launched a self-service electronic commerce service it calls Marketplace.

The marketplace will attempt to draw on more than 700 online application service providers and cloud service providers, 675 high-performance backbone and mobile networks, 450 online media, content and advertising destinations, and 600 electronic trading and financial market participants already housed in Equinix data centers worldwide.

Once orders for services are placed, through the Marketplace’s Web-based communications service, Equinix will make connections between the two parties. Connections are estimated to take 48 hours, in many cases.

Eurex is considered one of the "big three" derivative exchanges, along with NYSE Euronext Liffe and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It is owned by Deutsche Börse and SIX Swiss Exchange.

This story originally appeared on Securities Technology Monitor.

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