SOURCE: BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies

June 22, 2010 08:00 ET

BLADE Network Technologies' RackSwitch Delivers Fast Multicast Performance for High-Frequency Trading and Market Data Applications

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. (BLADE), a trusted leader in data center networking, announced at the SIFMA Financial Services Technology Expo that its RackSwitch 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch now delivers Multicast protocols at sub-700 nanosecond port-to-port latency for high-frequency trading, market data, video streaming and other applications that require one-to-many multicast data distribution over an IP infrastructure.

With the release of BLADEOS 6.4, BLADE's RackSwitch offers IP Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) Protocol features including:

  • Very low sub-700 nanosecond latency for Layer 3 multicast forwarding
  • PIM Dense Mode
  • PIM Sparse Mode

"BLADE's RackSwitch G8124 now supports IP PIM multicast capabilities, a key requirement for trading exchanges, co-location facilities and market data feeds seeking the lowest possible deterministic latency," said David Iles, director of product management, BLADE Network Technologies. "Our Wall Street customers are in a relentless pursuit of the lowest possible latency, so we are extremely pleased to enhance our RackSwitch G8124 for fast, deterministic and scalable multicast performance."

BLADE's RackSwitch G8124 is equipped with 24 SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and ultra-low latency for virtualization, financial analytics, clusters, medical imaging, animation, VOIP, Web 2.0, FCoE and iSCSI storage and other environments that require more I/O bandwidth.

About BLADE Network Technologies
BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE) is a leading provider of high-performance, low-latency, lossless, low-power and low-cost Ethernet switches, as well as Virtual Machine-aware network virtualization and management solutions for enterprise data centers. BLADE's blade switches, top-of-rack RackSwitch™ family and VMready™ and BLADEHarmony Manager™ software are key elements of BLADE's Unified FabricArchitecture™ (UFA). BLADE's interoperable, standards-based UFA empowers companies to simplify and virtualize data center networks; meet rising demand while reducing TCO; converge servers, storage and networks on Ethernet; and build massively-scalable cloud networks. Over 8 million BLADE switch ports are deployed at major corporations and government agencies worldwide. Visit: http://www.bladenetwork.net. Twitter: @BLADENetwork.

BLADE Network Technologies, the BLADE logo, BLADEHarmony, BLADEOS, FabricHarmony, RackSwitch, RackSwitch Solution Partner, SmartConnect, Smart Server Control, VMready, vNIC, NMotion and Unified FabricArchitecture are trademarks of BLADE Network Technologies. All other names or marks are property of their respective owners.

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