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Belvedere Trading Selects Force10 Networks Switches to Drive Down Latency

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 6:13am

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    SAN JOSE, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Force10 Networks, Inc., announced that Belvedere Trading LLC has selected and deployed high-performance Force10 S-Series™ top-of-rack (ToR) switches as part of a successful network design aimed at providing ultra-low latency, which better supports the highly transactional nature of their business.

Electronic traders, such as Belvedere, are diligently working to ensure that their network infrastructure can support their massive amount of transactions as well as drive down the latency to nanosecond levels. With each transaction representing potentially millions of dollars, ultra-low latency is critical in high-performance trading environments.

"In current trading environments, delivering reliable and superior performance and ultra-low latency can represent the difference between being profitable and losing opportunities," said Yezdaan Baber, Director of Technology, Belvedere Trading LLC. "Our continued investment in Force10 switches reflects our confidence in their technology mapping seamlessly to the needs of our business."

Based on a recent network performance and power test, the S4810 access switch demonstrated as much as 5% to 70% lower latency than comparable switches in a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) configuration. The test was conducted by independent analyst and publisher Nick Lippis of The Lippis Report and Ixia, a leader in converged IP network test solutions. Click here to view the Lippis Report test results.

Belvedere selected the newly offered S4810 access switches to be deployed strategically at their network edge and collocation facilities to leverage the performance of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) for Belvedere's financial derivatives trading practice.

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