Corvil unveils latency management tools

Source: Corvil

Corvil, provider of Latency Management Systems for electronic trading and market data, today introduced the Latency Management Center (LMC), an appliance-based management console that provides a unified and centralized solution for managing enterprise scale deployments; and the CNE-5400 appliance which establishes a new industry performance benchmark for latency monitoring and analysis.

The Latency Management Center will provide a single access point to monitor and manage latency in large or geographically dispersed trading environments. Fully interoperable with all CorvilNet monitoring appliances, the LMC collects and summarizes statistics for latency, loss, and microbursts from multiple points to form a single consolidated performance view. The LMC also enables enterprise-wide central administration of all CorvilNet appliances including configuration, remote upgrades and software module management. The LMC can manage hundreds of appliances and tens of thousands of latency channels. This new product maximises the value of Corvil appliances already deployed, and lowers the cost of deploying and operating enterprise scale CorvilNet deployments.

"Our customers are rolling out next generation co-location trading architectures where latency management at microsecond precision is required both within co-los and between sites on a global scale," said Corvil Vice President of Product Management, Donal O'Sullivan. "In this environment, message rates are in the many millions per second and deployments can have tens to hundreds of Gb/s of bandwidth interconnecting the co-location sites. The 5400 is a direct response to the constantly increasing data volume, and the LMC will greatly aid the roll-out and management of these large and geographically dispersed deployments."

The LMC's centralized views allow users to quickly correlate service level violations with the underlying root cause even when the cause and effect are geographically separated - e.g. the LMC may detect delayed trades from one CorvilNet appliance and highlight that this was caused by microburst saturation of exchange connections detected by a different CorvilNet appliance. An intuitive graphical summary provides access to all service level violations over LAN and WAN trading infrastructure, with click-through root cause analysis based on CorvilNet's Smart Packet Capture functionality.

Also with this release Corvil introduced a new top of the range appliance, the CNE-5400, for use in very high-performance 10 Gb/s environments. With 4 x 10Gb/s monitoring ports and 16TB of internal disk capture capacity, the 3U form factor CNE-5400 achieves a new industry benchmark of five million packets per second processing performance at an analysis granularity of one microsecond. This record performance and precision is in part enabled by the use of a highly optimized multi-core software and hardware architecture. The CNE-5400 employs eight Intel Nehalem CPU cores with dedicated nanosecond hardware time-stamping.

The introduction of the Latency Management Center and the CNE-5400 appliance represents a significant extension of the CorvilNet architecture in terms of both scale and breadth. Combining high-speed, distributed monitoring and capture capabilities with a single point-of-access to all performance results, CorvilNet is the first Latency Management Solution to provide consolidated latency management for enterprise scale trading infrastructures.

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