IRESS Announces Co-Location with Chi-X Canada

Dual 'hot-swappable' data centres offer 'door step' access

TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - IRESS Market Technology Canada LP, a member of the corporate group of IRESS Market Technology Limited, today announced it will soon be co-located with Chi-X Canada.

As it recently announced, Chi-X Canada will, by the end of the second quarter, relocate its primary data centre to Switch and Data's Front Street facility in Toronto, which is one of IRESS Canada's existing hot-swappable data centre locations.

IRESS Canada's dual 'hot/hot' primary data centres offer immediate and fully functional failover protection. When coupled with IRESS's strategy of utilizing diverse carrier connectivity, the IRESS meshed data infrastructure provides full business continuity protection with no single point of failure.

By co-locating within this facility, which will also serve as the hub for Chi-X Canada's new ultra low-latency trading ecosystem, IRESS customers are ensured even lower-latency, "door step" access to Chi-X Canada's core matching engine.

"We understand the importance of high volume, low latency trading environments and are doing everything possible to offer the advantage of direct access to our customers," said Michael Harrison, Vice President of Sales for IRESS Canada. "Our implementation of redundant dual primary data centres is unique in the industry and gives us the ability to host order management, execution and routing systems as close to preferred trading markets as possible. This continues our commitment to developing opportunities to offer our customers the fastest and most robust networks available."

We see IRESS as being an extremely well-positioned, progressive vendor in the Canadian equity marketplace and are excited to welcome them to our trading ecosystem," Beth Haines, Vice President, Sales at Chi-X Canada. "With its plans to not only co-locate at Front Street, but also offer access to Chi-X Canada's full range of advanced order types, we believe this move will offer significant value to all of IRESS' global clients."

In addition to being collocated with two significant Canadian equity markets, IRESS Canada also maintains fully redundant, cross connected high speed connections to each of the other Canadian equity markets as well as the MX and US Equity and Options destinations.

About IRESS Canada

As the leading Canadian trading platform provider, IRESS Market Technology Canada's order execution, order management and market data services accelerate trading workflow and decision-making. A fully customizable, high performance trading platform, IRESS integrates equities and derivatives trading, automated order management, smart order routing, market data, and compliance monitoring. Please visit www.iress.ca, or contact IRESS Sales at 416-907-9218 or sales@iress.ca for additional information.

About Chi-X(R) Canada

Chi-X Canada is a high-performance, fully anonymous and low-cost continuous alternative trading system (ATS) for TSX-listed senior equities from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET. The platform supports a wide array of advanced order types, is based on strict price-time priority and provides the ability to smart-route orders to displayed and non-displayed equities marketplaces in Canada. Chi-X Canada aims to provide trading efficiency and cost savings to investors and ultimately to help increase market volumes as systems of this nature have done in other markets around the world. For more information, please visit www.chi-xcanada.com.

SOURCE IRESS MARKET TECHNOLOGY CANADA LP

For further information: For further information: Michael Harrison, Vice President of Sales, IRESS Market Technology Canada LP., Phone: (416) 907-9221, Email: mharrison@iress.ca; Mark Dowd, Executive Director, Global Corporate Communications & Public Relations, Instinet, Phone: (212) 310-5331, Email: mark.dowd@instinet.com

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