SOURCE: Solarflare Communications

Solarflare Communications

September 16, 2014 09:00 ET

Solarflare Intelligent Network I/O Platform Powers SBI Japannext World-Class Trading System

Networking Leader Expands Customer Base in Asia Pacific Region With Addition of Japan's Second-Largest Trading Market

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (10/40GbE) technology, today announced SBI Japannext -- Japan's second-largest trading market -- has deployed Solarflare's intelligent network I/O software and hardware to provide best-in-class trading technology to their customers. As a result, Japannext customers can now benefit from the improved performance and reduced latency delivered by Solarflare's technology.

SBI Japannext has deployed Solarflare's software products OpenOnload® and Solarflare Precision Time on the Flareon™ Ultra server I/O platform to accelerate network applications and to synchronize server clocks across their network. The Flareon intelligent network I/O platform is architected and operates in a fashion very similar to the emerging class of software defined network (SDN) products.

"We are excited to be able to deliver this new level of high-performance, ultra-low latency trading technology to our customers," said Alexander Nedotsukov, CTO, SBI Japannext. "We view Solarflare's intelligent network I/O platform as a vehicle for growth, placing Japannext in an ideal position to increase our market share and customer base. Based on Solarflare's thriving business in Asia, we are confident in their ability to support our efforts going forward."

"With over 1,000 customers worldwide, Solarflare has experienced tremendous growth over the past year," said Russell Stern, Solarflare CEO. "SBI Japannext's selection of Solarflare's network software and hardware is the latest indicator of the rapid adoption of our intelligent network I/O platform in the financial services sector in Asia. Their decision to deploy Solarflare technology reflects positively on the commitment our company has made to the Asia Pacific region through investments in staff, facilities and channels of distribution."

Solarflare has recently made several significant advancements in 10/40GbE technology. Most recently, the company introduced their series of Flareon™ server I/O adapters -- including a new 40GbE version -- that feature AppFlex™ software. With AppFlex, users can add, distribute and control a wide range of network applications at the server level. Applications include network monitoring, precision time, packet capture, application acceleration and defense-in-depth network security.

About Solarflare

Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. With over 1,000 customers worldwide, the company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, HP and IBM. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK and New Delhi, India.

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