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Mantara, Inc., a provider of advanced technology solutions for high-frequency trading and ultra-low latency direct market access has expanded its CHiPS risk offering to provide a fully distributed pre-trade risk control solution for market participants seeking to manage risk across multiple trading venues.

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Voltaire, Ltd., a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics, for $8.75 per share, or a total cash purchase price of approximately $208 million (approximately $175 million net of cash). Mellanox also assumed Voltaire’s outstanding equity awards, which were converted into equity awards to acquire an aggregate of 649,614 ordinary shares of Mellanox.

 In a move that could establish an enabling technology for those interested in latency arbitrage, ITRS Group has released Feed Latency Monitor (FLM), a plug-in to its Geneos platform that lets users analyse relative latencies of real-time data feeds in real time.

Earlier this week [see here], it dawned on me (D’oh) that when Bats goes ahead and acquires Chi-X Europe, the two will almost certainly move in with one another. But what happens when the two finally shack up?

Sumerian, a provider of intelligent IT analytics to some of the world’s most innovative companies, today announced another strong year of growth for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2010. The company realized a significant increase in revenue and doubled its client base fueled by blue-chip new client wins, strong reinvestment from existing customers and acclaimed industry innovation.

Endace, world leaders in high-speed, packet capture and analysis platforms, today announced the general availability of the Endace Application Dock as part of its latest software release (OSm 4.1).

Jeff Wells By Jeff Wells
Co-chair FIF Market Data Capacity Working Group

2010 is now well behind us and most of the market data stats are in. So it is time to look back to assess the past and to look into the capacity planning crystal ball.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) is replacing manual processes for market data monitoring with Corvil’s latency management system, CorvilNet, in an effort to optimise its market data infrastructure for low latency. CBOE is believed to have looked at competitive products from companies such as NetScout, Niksun, Correlix and SeaNet, before selecting the Corvil solution to deploy in its market data path in order to monitor latency and bandwidth, and identify potential market data disruptions.

Due to increased customer demand, Hudson Fiber Network (HFN), an exclusive provider of high-bandwidth, low-latency networking solutions, has opened up three, ultra-low latency, Fast Path fiber routes enabling metro and international customers to reach the top financial hubs at 755 Secaucus Rd. in NJ, 300 Blvd. East in Weehawken, NJ, 151 Front St. in Toronto and Steeles Ave. in Markham, Canada.