With increased Algorithamic trading, latency is becoming such a differentiator and competitive advantage in a lot of markets, that firms are looking hard for any chance to make them a little faster than their competitors. Successful trade execution demands
price discovery in milliseconds while the data still reflects the actual market. The time interval between when a trade order is sent and when that same order is acknowledged and acted upon by the receiving party is getting shorter. This includes both the
trade-order flow latency and market-data latency.
There is a growing realisation that faster internal networks and state-of-the art client-side messaging transport have the biggest impact on reducing latency....