Equinix supports the Warsaw Stock Exchange

Equinix supports the Warsaw Stock Exchange

The Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW), the leading stock exchange in the CEE region, has selected Equinix, a leader in hosting financial markets and trading ecosystems, as the provider of the state-of-the-art data centre where GPW’s proprietary Warsaw Automated Trading System (WATS) will be launched.

This development, says Equinix, will create an opportunity for the Polish capital market to join the global ecosystem connecting thousands of Equinix partners. The GPW primary matching engine and platform will be located in Equinix WA3 in the Polish capital. Test market access is anticipated to be ready during the fourth quarter of 2023, with full switchover planned for November 2024.

For those consuming market data and/or trading GPW from outside Warsaw, the Equinix ecosystem provides vendor choice that, the company says, supports all possible trading strategies. Equinix says it offers a range of collocation and interconnection services for GPW’s trading community to suit all latency requirements, with fully diverse and resilient access.

For those seeking the lowest-latency market data and trading access to GPW’s new matching engine, collocation services are available in a dedicated trading room in Equinix’s WA3 site. From this trading room, diverse access to GPW’s primary matching engine is provided over latency-equalised cross connects.

Collocation services can be contracted directly with Equinix, or via a range of specialist managed service providers. Connectivity into GPW’s platform in Equinix WA2 is available via over 30 network service providers, as well as Equinix’s Metro Connect network link from any other Equinix Warsaw site.

GPW WATS is a new IT system developed from scratch as a modern, complete multi-asset trading platform to replace GPW’s legacy central system. The new system can also be used by other companies of the GPW Group and sold to third parties in the form of software licences and services provided within the system.

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