Co-Location Services

Deutsche Boerse Group’s co-location service in cooperation with Equinix Overview and price list

In today's highly competitive world of algorithmic trading, it is essential for market participants to host their key trading technology as close as possible to the Exchanges’ matching engines in order to remain competitive. Deutsche Börse Group decided in 2010 on a "strategic partnership" with Equinix.

Deutsche Börse Group itself is one of many customers in the Equinix data center. Equinix generally provides all housing services like rack space, cooling, power supply and smart hands. Housing contracts are concluded between Equinix and the respective customer (e.g. DBG member). Deutsche Börse Group is not involved in the contractual relation between its members and Equinix.

The network design allows for proven maximum availability with no single-point-of-failure. Deutsche Börse Group also provides a well-defined connection alternative that offers the lowest possible latency, namely the Co-lo 2.0 10 Gbit/s connections in Co-location. For connections terminating in the Co-location rooms/modules, Deutsche Börse Group delivers trading/clearing and market data connections up to the customer’s rack (via cross-connects provided by Equinix).

Low Latency Network1

The 10 Gbit/s network in Co-location is latency optimized. In order to allow lowest latencies, transaction and market data services are provided each on separate 10 Gbit/s connections. Furthermore, the latency characteristic is improved by providing Eurex and Xetra services via separate physical connections.

Latency Statistics

Deutsche Börse Group with all its constituents is at the forefront of providing transparency in terms of sharing latency information with exchange participants. Tools on our Member Section allow participants to monitor roundtrip times and TCP/IP network latency statistics. The slide deck “Insights into Trading System Dynamics” provides detailed information on the 10 Gbit/s Co-location infrastructure and latency characteristics.

Equinix Details

Equinix (Germany) GmbH
Rebstöcker Straße 33
60326 Frankfurt
Sales Contact at Equinix: Mr. Heiko Schrader
Mobil: +49 151 70649301

The Equinix FR2 data center in in Frankfurt, Germany is the Co-location data center in which the primary Eurex and Xetra back-ends are located. Prices apply only to specific rooms in the FR2 data center.

Price list of Equinix’s and Deutsche Börse Group’s Co-location offering


Racks and power


Fee* in €/ month

Full 3 kVA Cabinet


Full 4 kVA Cabinet


Full 5 kVA Cabinet


Full 6 kVA Cabinet


Add-on services


Fee* in €/ month

Wire mesh cage

on request



Roof space for GPS Antenna


Smart Hands


Fee* in €/ month

Smart hands 24/7

on request

* in January 2023

Deutsche Boerse Group*



Fee in €/ month


Co-Location 2.0: EMDI, 10Gbit/s


Co-Location 2.0: EOBI, 10Gbit/s


Co-Location 2.0: EMDI & EOBI, 10 Gbit/s


Co-Location 2.0: Transaktionen ETI, 10Gbit/s


*Equinix co-location relevant products without GUI



Fee in €/ month

Time Service (PTP)                        


1 For other and not latency minimizing connectivity choices please go to the Xetra pricelist. Available message types are dependent on the respective market models available on the respective webpage.

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