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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in September 2008
STAC Benchmark Council Approves Specification for Testing Direct-Feed Solutions
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
Goal is to allow trading firms to compare vendor solutions on an apples-to-apples basis.
Will Politicians Become Portfolio Managers?
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
With the government bailing out so many financial firms, will they need traders and portfolio managers to manage their assets?
Will the Buy Side Shift Trading Relationships to Agency Brokers?
News  |  9/23/2008  | 
As Bulge Brackets Pull Back on Liquidity, Agency Brokers and Super Regional Banks Step up to the Plate
Microsoft Unveils Street-Ready HPC
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
Windows HPC Server 2008 is true HPC, its creators say.
Lehman Brothers Re-opens For Business Under Barclays Ownership
News  |  9/22/2008  | 
More than 10,000 Lehman employees have been offered jobs in the new entity. There is no word yet from Lehman on a time-frame for the technology integration of both firms.
Tech Companies Optimistic Despite Wall Street’s Expected Dip in IT Spending
News  |  9/19/2008  | 
While admitting budgets are flat or dropping, vendors say rising transaction volumes mean market for high-performance technology lives on.
11 Steps to Data Center Design
News  |  9/18/2008  | 
The right infrastructure aligns processing demands with resources.
A "Slowdown in the Decision Making Process" for Tech Spending
Commentary  |  9/17/2008  | 
The continuing effects of ongoing economic turmoil have begun to drastically change the way Wall Street firms are going about their business.
Capis Transforms Its Data Center
News  |  9/16/2008  | 
The Dallas-based brokerage moved to a colocation facility, upgraded its infrastructure and virtualized production servers in the pursuit of high performance, low latency and efficiency.
How Not to Build a Wall Street Data Center
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
The dos and don'ts of state-of-the-art data center design.
The Making of the First Certified-Green Data Center
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
Advanced Data Centers is building the first-ever data center to be platinum LEED-certified as energy efficient. Wall Street firms can learn a few things from the project about being green.
Next-Generation Data Centers: Wall Street Keeps Data Centers Lean, Mean and Green
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
Wall Street firms have to make smart technology and design choices to optimize data center performance and minimize latency while remaining lean and green. Colocation, remote data center management, ultra-virtualization and new cooling technology are among the latest techniques for achieving this balance.
Data Center Containers Offer Wall Street Scalability
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
A growing community of users and experts agree that building data centers in modular containers is the best approach.
Debate Over the Future of Mainframe Computing Rages On
News  |  9/15/2008  | 
After nearly two decades of dire forecasts, some Wall Street firms are turning bullish on mainframe computers.
Scottrade Enhances Customer Service with WAN Improvements
News  |  9/11/2008  | 
Scottrade overhauls its WAN in support of branch expansion and, ultimately, improved customer service.
SunGard to Unveil Next Generation Messaging Platform at Sibos
News  |  9/4/2008  | 
SunGard's new ambit messaging hub to offer increased performance, flexibility and connectivity.
IT Executives See Greening of Data Center as Mission-Critical, But Lack "Green" To Go Green
News  |  9/3/2008  | 
A recent survey by Voltaire queried CIOs, CTOs, and senior IT executives and found that, although a green data center will become mission-critical, many companies don't have the funds to go green.

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