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  • 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?

  • That would be Brennan Carley of Spread Networks and Kevin Formby of Endace. Sometime very soon - maybe by the time you read this - Spread will be posting continuous latency figures on for its NYC to Chicago fibre service, courtesy of Endace's latency monitoring appliance.