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Chain Software monitoring specialist ITRS Group has developed an interface for its Geneos applications performance management system to Oracle’s Coherence in-memory data grid, a data management technology that is finding favour in capital markets companies running real-time, data intensive applications such as risk management and algo trading systems.

Quod Financial, a global provider of adaptive trading technology, today announced that it has integrated Informatica’s Ultra Messaging product family (previously 29West), including Ultra Messaging Streaming Edition (UMSE), Ultra Persistence Edition (UMP) and Ultra Messaging Queuing Edition (UMQ) in its underlying platform – the Adaptive Execution Platform (AEP) – to provide its clients seamless communication and accelerated trading.

CFN Services a managed infrastructure services company providing ultra-low latency networking, network design, and managed services, today announced that it has selected Essex Radez as its North American market data partner.

Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that OTKRITIE, one of the largest financial groups in Russia, has elected to locate its servers in Interxion’s City of London data centre. Buy- and sell-side firms also located within Interxion’s Financial Hub can now benefit from direct market access (DMA) connectivity to the Russian markets.

Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider, announced today that is has completed its previously announced acquisition of Lexent Metro Connect, a leading provider of custom built dark fiber networks, headquartered in New York, NY.

Verizon Business has responded to Burgundy’s complaint to the Swedish Competition Authority that it acted unfairly in refusing to co-locate the Burgundy matching engines at its Stockholm data centre with a distinct ‘no comment’.

Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc., has signed an agreement with data centre networking provider Voltaire to be the first distributor of its products in the United Kingdom. Also, Arrow ECS has joined Voltaire’s adVantage Partner Program.

Telx, a leading interconnection and colocation provider in strategic North American markets, today announced that SpryWare, a premier provider of ultra-low latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, has joined its Financial Business Exchange (FBX), a facility-based infrastructure platform that provides the capital markets community with unmatched proximity, latency and choice. As part of the Telx FBX community, SpryWare can offer financial markets customers secure, low latency access to its Market Information Server™, a fully-managed ticker plant solution designed for direct market connectivity for processing high-frequency data.

Today's news that networking specialist Mellanox Technologies is acquiring its smaller rival Voltaire should be positive news for their customers in the financial markets. For those that are supporters of InfiniBand, the merger makes for a bigger company to innovate in that direction. More generally, the combined company will have a strong place in both Ethernet and InfiniBand, as it looks to wire up data centres for everything from low-latency trading to cloud computing - and perhaps be acquired itself down the road?