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Pete Harris

Hibernia Atlantic is connecting its global network into Amazon's AWS cloud platform, via the latter's AWS Direct Connect facility, which provides higher bandwidth and possibly lower costs, compared to internet connectivity.

Pete Harris

Those civic-minded chaps at TS-Associates are participating in The Alpine Challenge in early September - cycling a series of mountain stages in the French Alps - all for the UK Youth charity.

A number of financial market participants are funding research into the use of supercomputing and data intensive science directed at improving the stability, regulation and enforcement of U.S. markets.  The $100,000 funding is being directed to the Centre for Innovative Financial Technology at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  The funders are Tudor Investment Corp., AJO Partners, Infinium Capital Management and the Nasdaq OMX Foundation.

Frederic Ponzo

Asian markets are undergoing a paradigm shift as they mature, grow and react to the redistribution of global wealth. Markets in the US and Europe have been undergoing rapid change over the last few years with volumes rising, spreads tightening, and significant growth in high frequency and algorithmic trading, together with widespread regulatory change. Some of these developments are spreading to Asian markets with the changing financial landscape presenting a number of challenges. From a technology infrastructure perspective the demand will be on supporting changing business requirements.

Pete Harris

With an effective storage capacity of 60 terabytes, Corvil's new CNE-7300 latency measurement appliance can retain tick data over an extended period, potentially making it useful as a data archive for 'big data' applications beyond latency management.

Pete Harris

IBM is acquiring Texas Memory Systems, which sells RamSan solid state memory appliances and PCIe cards.  Terms were not disclosed, though privately-held TMS has been looking for an acquirer for some months in order to scale its business.

Latency management specialist has released an upgraded appliance for latency management, leveraging the latest Intel microprocessors, and data compression techniques, to allow it to store up to 60 terabytes of tick price data, for analysis via built in and third party applications.

Pete Harris

We write a lot here about the latency of moving data from point A to point B. But latency is also inherent in the processing of that data at points A and B. Most likely, the processing of data is a more complex undertaking than transporting it. And that's where big data comes in.

Pete Harris

Details are scarce but a mid-September launch for Cisco Systems' new Nexus 3500 top-of-rack switch is in the cards, a product that will reduce latency significantly compared to its current offerings.