Remember the good old days, FIX connectivity 64k, 128k… With the adjunct of smart order routers interacting with dark order books how important has latency become to these venues? I am seeing signals from customers concerned about latency to these venues and will take higher bandwidths to ensure they have the best through-put. Trend or Niche?
Latency monitoring, packet loss and mirco-bursting, three buzz words we talk about a lot in the infrastructure space. I am continually asked about hardware, software solutions that can be used to monitor and manage the rapid growth of market data feeds and associated bandwidth. I have personally worked with the Niksun equipment and found the solution works fine however it is quite expensive along with having to give them a list of additional features to develop. I know there are other vendors like Corvil and RTI that provide solutions. Who’s got the best mouse trap?
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