A-Team Insight Blogs

QuantHouse Boosts Backbone Capacity to 100G Using Arista

Iress’s QuantHouse market data and infrastructure subsidiary has upgraded its data centre backbone connections globally to 100 Gigabit capacity to address the rigours of the ongoing market volatility. The upgrade is part of a wider infrastructure enhancement aimed at meeting three business objectives designed to enhance performance and resilience while adding customer self-service capabilities.

As part of the upgrades, QuantHouse has deployed Arista Networks’ low-latency platform solution, which supports a significant increase in capacity without compromising real-time network services, such as time-stamping and time-source synchronisation. Arista acquired financial network performance specialist Metamako three years ago to boost its offerings in this segment.

The QuantHouse initiative – aimed at ensuring wider bandwidth and enhanced performance for clients – builds on an earlier infrastructure process automation programme, launched in April, to address growing message volumes. According to Emmanuel Carjat, Chief Operating Officer, QuantHouse, improving the performance of the QuantHouse fabric will allow the company to add new capabilities that address security and risk, as well as volatility changes.

At the core of the enhancements is the 100 Gigabit data centre backbone upgrade, which reduces the risk of packet loss and ensures that the QuantHouse infrastructure continues to meet the significant and on-going increase in bandwidth requirements from exchanges. Says Carjat: “In order to ensure that this new deployment is fully automated, we have leveraged Arista AVD. Using a mix of in house DevOps technologies and Arista’s ansible playbooks we are able to provision new services with minimal human involvement thereby accelerating the time to market of our customers and reducing human errors.”

Deploying the Arista Networks platform improves latency for customers, and by implementing a highly scalable EVPN/VxLAN design, QuantHouse is able to deliver new services more quickly. Mark Foss, Senior Vice President Global Operations and Marketing at Arista Networks, says: “the Arista EOS and Cloudvision set of APIs and automation framework provide the attributes to deliver the ‘Customer Self-Service’ solution provided by QuantHouse. The network automation framework enables QuantHouse engineers to out-task standard maintenance and client implementation processes.”

Foss adds that the key attributes of the Arista platform provide the foundation for supporting QuantHouse infrastructure process automation initiative, allowing the company to deliver superior performance and resilience while growing their client base.

“Introducing increased levels of automation enables QuantHouse to rapidly add resources to a number of their in-house processes with minimal human intervention,” he says, “using widely adopted and secure cloud native technologies that deliver automated deployment and monitoring tasks. This infrastructure process automation initiative also ensures that QuantHouse is well positioned to expand easily into new markets that trade 24×7.”

Related content

WEBINAR

Recorded Webinar: Market data management, licensing and administration in the post-Covid environment

Market data administration has always been a challenge. For many firms, keeping tabs on permissioning and entitlements, compliance with licensing agreements, and reconciling all that with increasingly complex invoices requires a significant dedicated resource with a clear understanding of the issues involved. As if that weren’t enough, things got more challenging for these teams in...

BLOG

Industry Leaders to Discuss Innovation, Cloud, Digital Transformation and Trading Infrastructure at Upcoming Virtual Summit

In its first iteration since the global Covid-19 pandemic, next week’s A-Team TradingTech Summit Virtual has a sharp focus on how emerging technology and infrastructure are presenting capital markets organisations with the opportunity to digitally transform their businesses. With the work from home phenomenon and the explosion in data volumes pointing to the need for...

EVENT

Virtual Briefing: ESG Data Management – A Strategic Imperative

This briefing will explore challenges around assembling and evaluating ESG data for reporting and the impact of regulatory measures and industry collaboration on transparency and standardisation efforts. Expert speakers will address how the evolving market infrastructure is developing and the role of new technologies and alternative data in improving insight and filling data gaps.

GUIDE

Trading Regulations Handbook 2021

In these unprecedented times, a carefully crafted trading infrastructure is crucial for capital markets participants. Yet, the impact of trading regulations on infrastructure can be difficult to manage. The Trading Regulations Handbook 2021 can help. It provides all the essentials you need to know about regulations impacting trading operations, data and technology. A-Team Group’s Trading...