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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in June 2011
The Incredible Shrinking Data Center
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
Faced with cost pressures and a general decline in revenues, financial firms are turning to new technologies and strategies that are moving applications out of traditional data centers.
Wall Street Layoffs: Round 1 Begins
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
The main culprits are weak markets, European debt worries and regulatory uncertainty.
Specialized Clouds Will Be a Tough Sell in Other Industries
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
NYSE's cloud service for Wall Street firms is seen by some as the start of on-demand computing tailored to the needs of different industries. But NYSE might be the exception.
Private Equity Wants HP on a Diet
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Private equity firms Blackstone Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and TPG Capital would like HP to break up and sell some of its units.
Thailand's Bourse Partners with Cinnober
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Cinnober will deliver trading, market data, and surveillance systems for Thai bourse's equities and derivatives markets
LSE, TMX Abort Merger Plans
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
After a hostile takeover attempt, the Canadian exchange may now remain in the hands of local banks.
UNX Partners With INTL Trading for Latin American Markets
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Both firms will develop e-trading tools for the Mexican and Latin American markets for deployment through the UNX Catalyst EMS.
Cloud Economics Spawn New Business Models
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
As Wall Street firms offload more and more work into the cloud, new technology delivery models, including shared utilities, are likely to emerge.
Cloud Economics: The Business Case for Cloud Computing Is Getting Harder to Ignore
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Looking to shed the cost maintaining servers, networks and storage technology, Wall Street firms are finding it harder and harder to ignore the cloud.
Ease The Way for Smaller IPOs
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
LSE v Maple Group: Heating Up Canada
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
J.P. Morgan Ranked No. 1 for Research by Buy Side Analysts
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse tied for third place in Greenwich Associates Survey.
BoFA Merrill Lynch Expands Partnership with FXall
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
The firm will become a clearing broker on FXall's Order Book platforms aimed at institutional clients executing in spot FX.
Goldman Sachs Releases Automated Delta Hedging for Options
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
GSET's new functionality enables automatic hedging with the underlying equity for all US options algorithmic strategies.
Outsourcing in Financial Services: From an Operational Advantage to a Strategic Enabler
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
It is important that firms aim to get more than just cost reduction from their outsourcing partnerships.
Buy-Side Shifts Commissions to Pay for Research
Commentary  |  6/21/2011  | 
Why are U.S. institutions pulling back on e-trading and shifting more commissions to high touch sales traders?
Data Centers Are Heading To The Sea
Commentary  |  6/21/2011  | 
Data centers are turning to the sea and to the depths of the earth in the search for more efficient cooling.
Lightspeed Makes First Move Overseas; Acquires Lime Brokerage International (Ireland)
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Acquisition will provide European Union traders With DMA to the US Equities Markets via Lightspeed Trading Platform.
BATS Europe /Chi-X Deal Referred to the Competition Commission
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Regulator reviews the proposed combination of BATS and Chi-X, which would reduce the number of venues trading U.K. equities.
ZL Technologies To Deliver its E-Discovery and Records Management Platform through the Cloud
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
ZL Unified Archive is an integrated suite of applications that delivers solutions for e-discovery, compliance, records management and storage optimization.
Migrating to the Cloud: Part II
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
Portware offers automated trading infrastructure in a one-stop shop.
Data Consolidation Nudges Way Onto Center Stage at SIFMA
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
One of the big themes floating around this year's SIFMA Financial Services Technology Expo has been the growing push for data consolidation throughout the buy-side.
Sifma Buzz: Migrating to the Cloud
Commentary  |  6/16/2011  | 
Low latency market data and high speed trading applications are being pitched to the buy side.
Jeffries Eyes Global Expansion; Deploys Fidessa's Platform
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Investment bank Jeffries Group Inc. is turning to Fidessa's global portfolio trading platform as part of a push to multiply its global trading capabilities.
ICE Unveils Same-Day Clearing for CDS Trades
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
IntercontinentalExchange Inc., which operates clearing houses and over-the-counter markets, announced the launch of Affirmed=Cleared, a platform that enables credit default swap trades to be cleared within minutes after execution.
Portware Picks Elektron for its Cloud-Based Deployment
News  |  6/14/2011  | 
The EMS/OMS provider picks Thomson Reuter's global infrastructure to deliver cross-asset trading.
SR Labs Deploys Market Data Via Options-IT's Cloud
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Delivers two ulra low-latency market data feed handlers for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, as HFT firms migrate their strategies to Asian markets.
BNY Mellon Unveils iPad App; Eyes Versions For iPhone and Android
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
The firm announced the launch of BNY Mellon Connect Mobile, an application that enables institutional investors to link to its latest research on the global currency markets, and manage their cash investments.
Redline Trading Speeds Up NBBO Calculations
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
The firm's InRush NBBO calculates the NBBO for U.S. equities and delivers the composite 5 microseconds faster than the SIP feeds.
SS&C Technologies Unveils Cloud-Based Portal
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
The self-service client portal, along with its mobile applications, is an on-the-go fund administration platform.
High-Speed Trading Reaches Saturation in the U.S. - Report
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
With high-frequency trading reaching saturation in the U.S. market, the nation's firms are focusing less on transaction speed, and are instead hunting for patterns in a broader pool of financial instruments, according to a Tabb Group report.
Wells Fargo Joins LCH.Clearnet's SwapClear
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
The global interest rate derivatives clearinghouse is in the headlines for attracting a joint bid from NYSE Euronext and Markit.
Spire Investment Tackles Compliance
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
State Street Rolls Out Risk Data on iPad
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
State Street announced the launch of an iPad application aimed at institutional asset managers, which enables them to view entire investment portfolios along with real-time analysis of their exposure to risk.
A Buy Side Cloud Kit
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
CQG's Continuum to Host Deltix's Quant Solution
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
CQG’s global market data and trade routing infrastructure will be available to Deltix clients.
The Man Behind Linux: The Accidental Invention That Is Taking Hold of Wall Street
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux operating system tells WS&T in this exclusive interview that his idea started "by accident" - but it ultimately spawned the open source movement that changed the heart of computing.
Spanish MTF Chooses Cinnober As Tech Partner
News  |  6/7/2011  | 
PAVE MTF will utllize Cinnober's TESS solution to gain market share in Spanish equities, which also helped launch Alpha Trading in Canada.
Patsystems Launches XConnect Hub for Derivatives
News  |  6/6/2011  | 
At launch, the hub will offer connectivity to over 20 futures exchanges globally.
Living With Hardware Acceleration
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
A quick review of what software developers ask about moving C code to FPGA.
Morgan Stanley Revamps Trading Platform Ahead of 'Naked Access' Ban
News  |  6/2/2011  | 
The broker's Speedway 3.0 platform can perform pre-trade risk checks at sub-two microseconds.
NYSE Technologies Built It, But Will Firms Come?
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
The new capital markets-specific cloud offering from NYSE Technologies is robust, secure and has features no other cloud provider can boast. But will it be enough to get firms to migrate from the safety of their own private clouds?
Instinet Debuts Australian Liquidity Pool
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
NYSE Technologies Launches Capital Markets Cloud Community Platform
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
The technology arm of NYSE Euronext partnered with EMC and VMware to build the cloud platform, dubbed the Capital Markets Community Platform.
GETCO Launches GETAlpha Execution Algorithm
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
The global market maker will create algorithms for U.S. equities that focus on micro executions.

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