Authored on: Jan 25, 2012
Nowhere is low latency networking more critical than in the financial services industry, where competitive differentiation and profitability are often measured in microseconds. In recent years, financial firms have made great strides in reducing software, system and intra-network latency to speed transactions dramatically. Now, recent advancements in fiber technologies, end-point hardware and service offerings have created significant opportunity for latency reduction beyond the trading firm�s own data centers.
Read this paper to learn about key trends and considerations including: Shifts in focus to inter-data center fiber optics, Managed services vs. leased dedicated fiber, Network globalization and high-frequency trading � metro and long-haul networks, and Optical hardware, bandwidth and latency.