Market data rates are skyrocketing. Just a few milliseconds make the difference between an optimal order fill and enough slippage to wipe out profit. New opportunities are opening up to leverage high frequency markets. New applications are being deployed atop of low latency architectures. Performance – in every sense – is key to playing in the new markets or being relegated to the second tier. This supplement – the first in a series – showcases some technology providers that live and breathe performance.