Equinix, a provider of global data center services, has said that SIX Swiss Exchange will open an access node for its trading system infrastructure at its recently opened International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Zurich, Switzerland (ZH4), thus allowing the financial services firm direct access to the Swiss Securities Exchange.

According to the Equinix, the strategic location of its ZH4 IBX data center will support proximity colocation to the SIX Swiss Exchange, and will enables it to offer financial market participants low latency solutions to this key trading platform.

Clemens Reuter, head of member relations at SIX Swiss Exchange, said: “Equinix has expanded rapidly into the world’s top financial centers, and we are very pleased to see that Equinix is offering its services to the members of SIX Swiss Exchange.”

Frits van der Graaff, general manager for Equinix in Switzerland, said: “While Equinix will offer SIX Swiss Exchange’s many customers a highly reliable and secure location from which to boost their trading operations, SIX Swiss Exchange will in turn act as a magnet to help attract even more participants to the neutral financial trading community that relies on our data centers across the world.”