Securities Industry News – Ten Trading Technology Trends and Tools for 2010

Networking (both intra- and inter- data center). Growing market data message rates and shrinking latency have made networks a key focus of the sell side, said Kevin McPartland, senior analyst with the Tabb Group.  “Upgrades of data center network equipment and purchases of long distance bandwidth will accelerate driven by current bandwidth requirements and future capacity planning,” explained McPartland. “And looking beyond bandwidth and transmission speed, reliability is tremendously important as downtime in today’s market is unacceptable.”  The core goal: Reduce the number of hops or other factors that introduce network inefficiencies.

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