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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in June 2009
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Brokers End Talks to Acquire Cogent Consulting's Commission Management Software Firm
News  |  6/29/2009  | 
The parties were unable to reach an agreement over terms of the transaction, terminating a plan for an industry-wide commission aggregation portal.
ADG Deploys ITRS for Real-Time Monitoring of Trading Systems
News  |  6/29/2009  | 
Traders can view ITRS Geneo dashboard which monitors critical systems in real-time.
London Brokerage Adopts IT Dashboard
News  |  6/29/2009  | 
To help it keep up with traders' technology requests, ADG Holdings has gone live with a monitoring system from ITRS Geneos.
NYSE Divulges More Details About Its New Data Centers
News  |  6/26/2009  | 
Latest technology pick: a 10 gigabit Ethernet network from Juniper Networks that's said to provide an internal latency of 50 microseconds roundtrip.
Euro Millennium Increases Average Daily Volume Over 70 Percent in '09
News  |  6/26/2009  | 
NYFIX's European dark pool connects with Bloomberg buy-and sell-side EMS/OMS platforms.
A Bridge to Take Wall Street Firms from Grid to Cloud
News  |  6/25/2009  | 
Grid vendor Platform Computing introduced a private cloud offering this week. What does it take to migrate from a grid to cloud computing?
Aleri and TraderTools Create FX Partnership
News  |  6/25/2009  | 
TraderTools will embed Aleri╒s Coral* CEP engine in its liquidity management platform.
Hudson Fiber Network Launches Exchange Connect Platform in Switch and Data's North Bergen Site
News  |  6/25/2009  | 
HFN reports actual performance of 200-to-400 microseconds to four major U.S. equity market centers.
RNA Networks Unveils High-Test Boost to Caching
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
RNA cache intended to help ease the migration to multicore servers by adding a pool of shared memory.
Silver Lake’s Hutchins Touts the Cloud, Social Networking as Mega-Trends
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
Private equity veteran predicts slow recovery but urges financial industry to invest in technology and innovation at SunGard City Day event.
Direct Edge Adopts 29West's High Speed Messaging Platform
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
With UME serving as the exchange's messaging backbone, Direct Edge experienced a major reduction in overall system latency and increased throughput.
Wall Street Firms Eye Cloud Computing to Help Counter Budget Challenges
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
A joint IBM/Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) survey reveals an increase in the level of interest in new technologies and computing models, in particular cloud computing, as firms seek to overcome budgetary restrictions and skills shortages.
Lime Brokerage Connects with Progress Apama
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
High frequency buy-side and broker dealer customers can now employ Apama strategies that can easily connect to Lime Trading System’s high –speed execution platform, with minimal up-front investment.
RTS Announces New Equity Trading Access
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
NYSE, Voltaire Roll Out 10 Gig E Data Fabric
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
New data fabric for market data applications said to achieve 25 microsecond average latencies at one million messages per second.
Quant Trading Firm Implements Xenomorph TimeScape
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
TimeScape data management and analytics solution enables firm to formulate ideas in minutes.
SunGard’s Fame Integrates SIX Telekurs Data
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
SunGard’s Fame Feed and SIX Telekurs’ MDF provide a single data source of world-wide exchange and pricing data.
CME Group Picks StreamBase’s CEP Platform for Options Pricing
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
Derivatives exchange initially will tap the complex event processing platform to develop models for settlement pricing of options on futures with plans to expand CEP's use into risk management and compliance.
Credit Suisse Spinoff Fleshes Out Virtual Sprawl Remedy
News  |  6/22/2009  | 
DynamicOps, the technology group that spun out of Credit Suisse last year, has a product that allegedly manages virtual desktops and servers, and lets users come in and order their own.
Cowen’s CIO Focuses on Mobility, As-A-Service, Open Source
News  |  6/22/2009  | 
At New York investment bank Cowen and Company, CIO Daniel Flax has mandated that every new technology project at his firm must meet two of these three criteria.
New Financial Regulatory Reform Proposal: 'It's in There'
Commentary  |  6/22/2009  | 
The Obama administration's new regulatory reform proposal -- which covers everything financial -- is divided into five major categories: firm supervision and regulation, financial market supervision, consumer protection, governmental crisis management tools, and increased global regulatory cooperation.
LIM Advisors Integrates Fidessa LatentZero's Capstone
News  |  6/22/2009  | 
Multi-strategy investment group uses front-office suite for portfolio management, compliance, trading and operations.
Deutsche Börse launches High Performance Data Feed
News  |  6/19/2009  | 
The Deutsche Börse’s new feed will offer ore market data depth and lower latency for Xetra trading information.
EMS vs. OMS Revisited: What Should the Buyside to Do?
Commentary  |  6/18/2009  | 
Blair Kanter, Consultant, offers his vision and suggestions on steps the buy should take when evaluating the OMS vs. EMS.
BGC Partners Completes Acquisition of Liquidez in Brazil
News  |  6/18/2009  | 
The deal gives BGC Partners access to an inter-dealer broker that is a top trader on the BM&F.
Energy Stars: Wall Street Firms' Sustainable IT Efforts
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
Strained budgets combined with advances in virtualization technology and energy-efficient equipment are driving Wall Street firms' efforts to make their data centers and broader IT infrastructures more sustainable.
SecFinex Announces Dates for Centrally Cleared Securities Lending in European Markets
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
The NYSE Euronext company is developing an anonymous platform for trading and central clearing of securities lending transactions.
Omgeo and EuroCCP Target Counterparty Risk on Buy-Side
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
Counterparty risk is still a looming issue for the buy-side in Europe.
Charles River Network Offers VPN Connection
News  |  6/16/2009  | 
Wall Street Firms Form Enterprise Clouds
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
A number of Wall Street firms -- including Citi, Merrill and AQR Capital -- are adopting cloud computing concepts internally to ease IT management and save money.
Emerging Technologies That Will Change the Data Center
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
Three emerging technologies that will make Wall Street data centers more efficient in the coming year.
5 Tips to Achieving an Energy-Efficient Data Center
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
Independent technology consultant Neal Nelson offers guidelines for reducing data center power consumption by as much as 50 percent.
Nasdaq OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index Launches Today
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
CRD Analyitcs' SmartView system ranks companies on over 150 quantitative factors, including environmental, financial and social performance indicators.
DST Global Solutions Enhances Risk Management Center
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
Transparency and risk management are now among the top five fund manager selection criteria, according to Deutsche Bank's 7th Annual Alternative Investment Survey.
BT Opens Second Hosting Facility in NYC
News  |  6/12/2009  | 
New facility to add 30% to the vendor's hosting capacity in Manhattan.
Nasdaq OMX's CCP Partners Set Interoperability Timetable for Nordic Markets
News  |  6/12/2009  | 
EMCF, EuroCPP and SIX X-clear will offer Nordic markets interoperability by Jan., 29, 2010.
7ticks Ultra-Low Latency Network Connects London Financial Markets
News  |  6/11/2009  | 
7ticks, a provider of high performance trading network solutions, is now offering access to European-based derivatives products, starting with NYSE Liffe.
Instinet Japan Enhances ATS Platforms
News  |  6/10/2009  | 
Goldman Sachs Sees Fast Adoption of SIGMA X Hong Kong
News  |  6/10/2009  | 
SIGMA X's average daily volume increases 12-fold over the last two months as investors in Hong Kong-listed securities turn to alternative liquidity pools.
Mizuho Securities Expands Patsystems Offerings with Singapore Installation
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
Mizuho Securities (Singapore) Pte Ltd will offer localized access to CME Group, Eurex, LIFFE, SGX and other major markets via its Singapore hub.
G2 Systems Named to Advent Software’s Alliance Partner Program
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
G2 Systems Will Offer Advent’s Geneva Clients ‘TaxGopher’, its Tax Analysis Tool
IMF Builds A Grid
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
In tests, the International Monetary Fund's nascent grid, composed of standard and IBM Cell-based servers, performs five to ten times faster than its standalone servers.
Voltaire Announces Switch Intended for Cloud Computing
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
10 Gigabit Ethernet switch said to simplify data center networking.
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