Tag Archives: Mellanox Spectrum switches

How Did SDN Change from Incumbent-Free to Incumbent-Lock-In?

About 10 years ago, a few smart folks invented “Software Defined Networking” or SDN for short.  SDN promised to “separate the data plane from the control plane”, but another objective was to break free from vendor lock-in. They wanted SDN to enable a network where one can design the network, manage it and monitor it […]

An Evolutionary Jump in Low Latency -Delivering Maximum Benefits to the Application and Network

Addressing Latency with Application Acceleration Part 3 of the 3-part series Key decisions facing trading firms and exchanges is the selection of the optimum networking interconnects to achieve the lowest latency. In the first part of this series, I addressed how software improvements developed at the Mellanox Hackathon, and the capabilities of the ConnectX® family […]

Lowering Latencies to Deliver Maximum Benefits to the Application and Network

Part 2 of a 3-part Series Financial success in large securities, exchanges and trading houses come when they are able to receive, process, and fill market orders faster than the blink of an eye. Organization with even the smallest advantage can reap huge profits over the competition. This, in-turn, is driving organizations to optimize at […]