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SpryWare, a premier provider of Ultra Low Latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, today announced the approval of the next generation SolarFlare 10 Gigabit Ethernet Server Adaptors. Over the last 3 months SpryWare has tested and approved the dual port SolarStorm SFN5121T 10GbE network cards on their Ultra Low Latency Market Data servers. The tests of the cards resulted in lower latency and less CPU usage, both key factors to SpryWare’s market data clients.

IVC AMERICA LP (IVC), an international trading and investment firm, recently upgraded its market data messaging infrastructure to the Tervela TMX-500 message switch, thereby reaffirming its partnership with the pioneer of hardware-accelerated messaging systems. Responding to the increase in market data requirements and the complexity of today’s trading strategies, Tervela provides IVC with rock-solid performance and stability in its core messaging stack. IVC has been a Tervela customer since 2007.

Connamara Systems, LLC (Connamara), providers of end-to-end trading systems, market data solutions and development services, today announced the release of its FX Market Data Adapter Suite. The FX Market Data Adapter Suite offers a set of adapters for four of the largest foreign currency venues; Currenex, Lava, EBS and Hotspot. The product was designed for broker dealers, market makers, proprietary traders, hedge funds, and other currency trading organizations, who desire to integrate low latency FX Market data into their trading applications.

Colt, a leading provider of business communications and IT managed services, has today announced that in partnership with Infinera it has successfully completed its first European field trial of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) over a live network. The trial marks an important step forward in the development of 100Gbps technologies to support ever-increasing bandwidth demand across Europe.

Solace Systems today announced the completion of a series of performance tests using the Solace Unified Messaging Platform API on a single Cisco Unified Computing System C200-M2 server. When testing for low latency at high throughput between two cores within a single processor, the results show that Solace's API delivered as many as 2.97 million messages per second with an average latency of 388 nanoseconds and a 99th percentile latency of 480 nanoseconds.

Solace Systems, the leading provider of middleware appliances, announced today that Standard Chartered (SCB) PLC has selected Solace Systems to provide the messaging infrastructure for their next-generation foreign exchange trading platform. Solace 3260 message routers will initially be deployed in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, London and New York to provide both reliable and guaranteed messaging between Standard Chartered trading venues.

Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, and IPC, a leading provider of indispensible trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms and global enterprises, have announced that IPC will locate its core Electronic Connectivity Services (ECS) infrastructure at Interxion’s Financial Hubs located in London and Vienna. IPC’s expanded presence in Europe will strengthen the company’s capability to support growing demand for its portfolio of Electronic Connectivity Services, and will help position its customers at the heart of Europe’s financial markets.

Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider based in Boxborough, MA., announced today that it is acquiring Lexent Metro Connect, a leading provider of custom built dark fiber networks, headquartered in New York, NY.

Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that ACTIV Financial, a leading global provider of fully managed low-latency market data solutions, is to house its ticker plant and aggregated market data feeds at Interxion’s City of London data centre.