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Q&A: Certichron’s Tim Costello on Why It’s Important to Know the Time!

In low-latency electronic trading, and especially in an increasingly regulated world, being able to document transactions and especially exactly when they happen – in a way that is provable when disputes arise – could be crucial. But who has the correct time?  That would be Certichron, says its director of sales Tim Costello, below in…

NYSE Technologies Goes Live with Dual Liquidity Centres in Toronto

NYSE Technologies has gone live with dual Liquidity Centres in Toronto, the latest in the rollout of its network of trading hubs, following on from its primary operations in Mahwah, NJ, and Basildon, UK, and the more recent opening in Tokyo. The Toronto liquidity centres provide co-located low-latency access to local markets, with one at…

Q&A: IPC’s Joe Pickel on Network-As-A-Service

IPC Systems recently introduced Connexus, a financial markets extranet, for ready access to its trading ecosystem. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to the company’s vice president of network services product management Joe Pickel to find out more. Q: IPC has been in the network/connectivity business for quite some time, so what’s new and different about Connexus? A: We…

Q&A: Mellanox’s Asaf Wachtel on Kernel Bypass and a Future in Verbs

With a new version of its VMA software and new network cards, Mellanox is pushing down latency and jitter for both Ethernet and InfiniBand. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke with the vendor’s director of business development Asaf Wachtel on the state of the art, and what’s next.. Q: For starters, can you describe briefly what your VMA software…

We’re Back … With Some Industry Views …

Welcome to 2012 from Low-Latency.com! We hope it will be a year of success and prosperity for all in our community. We ended last year with a few of our own predictions, to to get this one going, we asked some of our friends what they expected to see over the next 12 months. Here…

Signing Off for The Holidays … With Some Predictions ..

Low-Latency.com is taking a little break for the holidays, so now is the time to extend seasonal greetings to our community, and to wish everyone well for 2012.  But we thought we’d leave you with some personal predictions for the next year … – Low latency covers a broad spectrum. Reducing milliseconds is for some…

Options IT Deploys Virtual Exchange from FIN

Managed services provider Options IT has gone live with an order matching service from Fundamental Interactions, with two initial customers – a broker/dealer and an Alternative Trading System – with early trade flow of around 60 million shares per day. Deployed on the Options PIPE managed infrastructure – which offers co-located infrastructure, access to market…

Occupy Latency?

Well it’s Friday, hence the wacky headline. The exact goals of the Occupy Movement might be hard for many to fathom, but their slogan “We are the 99%” has stuck in many people’s minds. That includes mine as I was completing a white paper for CFN Services on the benefits of leveraging managed infrastructure for…

Optimizing Infrastructure for Trading Performance

Automated trading in the financial markets continues to grow, as it is adopted beyond equities into other asset classes, and as its use expands globally. While some classes of automated trading – such as High Frequency Trading, Arbitrage and Market Making – continue to require a continued focus on reducing latency, from milliseconds to microseconds…

Q&A: Sidera Networks’ Maura Mahoney on Partnerships and New Data Centres

Barely a day goes by when there isn’t an announcement from one of several wide area connectivity players, which underpin the world of low-latency trading. Sidera Networks is one of those at the centre of the action, and IntelligentTradingTechnology.com caught up with Maura Mahoney, vice president for marketing and business development at the company, to…