SOURCE: Solarflare Communications

Solarflare Communications

September 21, 2010 11:38 ET

SpryWare Approves New Solarflare Adapters for Deployment

The Solarstorm 10GbE Cards Provide Impressive Latency and Performance Improvements on Feed Handler Servers

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  SpryWare, (http://www.spryware.com) a premier provider of Ultra Low Latency feed handlers and direct market data technology, today announced the approval of the next generation Solarflare 10 Gigabit Ethernet server adaptors. Over the last three months SpryWare has tested and approved the dual port Solarstorm® SFN5121T 10GbE network cards for deployment with their Ultra Low Latency Market Data servers. The findings of the tests using the cards showed lower latency and less CPU usage overall, both key factors to SpryWare's market data clients.

The tests consisted of a solutions stack, including SpryWare's Market Information Server, the Solarflare dual-port server adapters and Solarflare's OpenOnload™ (OOL) application accelerator. The results showed less jitter, lower and more predictable latency, and less CPU usage, all helping free up valuable processing power. In short, the less CPU resources a component consumes, the more processing power available to process high message rates.

"Working with Solarflare, who comes out with new innovative components for our technology stack, is a great addition to our overall performance improvement," says Mike Kreutzjans, Director of SpryWare. "We are constantly optimizing our software to better deal with the large and growing message rates. Working with advanced hardware components, like the cards from Solarflare, that help improve even further is a nice plus."

"We understand the need of our customers to have high performing, low latency solutions available for immediate use in their data centers," said Bruce Tolley, VP solutions and outbound marketing at Solarflare. "We're excited to have SpryWare as a customer, and help their customers improve the bottom line with our high performing solutions."

The new server adapters from Solarflare are available for implementation immediately with the SpryWare Market Information Server™ installations. Several production servers are currently using the above configurations.

About SpryWare
Located in the heart of the financial districts Chicago and New York, SpryWare specialize in standardized market-data technology via direct exchange feeds. SpryWare's flagship product, The Market Information Server (MIS) ™, represents the latest and fastest in ultra low-latency technology for the DMA marketplace. The MIS™ is a fully managed "ticker plant in a box" designed specifically to handle key financial demands for speed and growing data volumes. The MIS™ processes and delivers market-data with the lowest available latency while handling extremely high throughput. SpryWare solutions are designed with to take full advantage of multi-core and parallel processing while staying independent of hardware platforms. SpryWare is an active participant and contributor to the FPL and co-author of the FAST™ protocol.

About Solarflare
Solarflare Communications is the leading provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) silicon and server adapters. Solarflare's robust and power-efficient solutions are cost effective and easy to deploy. Ready for primetime, Solarflare 10GbE products and OpenOnload™ make possible next-generation applications such as low-latency networking for market data applications, cloud computing, server virtualization, and network convergence. Solarflare 10GbE adapters have proven their performance in testing conducted by Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) Research with Cisco switches and Cisco and IBM servers. Solarflare silicon can be found in switches, adapters and test equipment shipping from Dell, SMC Networks and others. The company has announced partnerships with Accton, Arista Networks, Citrix, Cloudsoft, CommScope, Delta Networks, Panduit, Solace Systems, SR Labs and VMware. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, has an R&D site in Cambridge, UK and sales offices in Taiwan and China.

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