Nyse Euronext teams with Juniper to build faster network
25 June 2009 | 4269 views | 0
Nyse Euronext has inked a deal with Juniper Networks to build an ultra-low latency core network for the transatlantic exchange's new data centres in the London and New York metro areas.
The new data centres, expected to be operational in 2010, will support several billion daily transactions and quotes, with Juniper's infrastructure and fabric technology helping achieve internal latency of "an unprecedented" 50 microseconds roundtrip.
The deal is part of Nyse Euronext's move to cut the number of data centres it uses from 10 to four - two in the New York area, one in London and another in Paris.
Juniper says its switching and routing technology will improve the Nyse Euronext trading platform's network performance, reliability, security and throughput.
By collapsing the multiple switching layers present in traditional network architectures, the new simplified network design requires fewer devices and interconnections, leading to improved efficiencies in space, power, cooling and management, claims the vendor.
Steve Rubinow, EVP and co-global CIO, Nyse Euronext, says: "Juniper's simplified data centre approach will allow us to deploy a complete 10 Gigabit Ethernet network with ultra-low latency at a substantial cost savings."
Earlier this year Nyse Euronext said it is working with Ciena to implement a new 100G trading and market data network as part of the data centre upgrade project.