COSTA MESA, Calif., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced that the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), one of the world's top 10 listed exchange groups measured by market capitalization, is deploying the Emulex EndaceProbe™ Intelligent Network Recorder (INR) as the infrastructure foundation for trade latency troubleshooting and monitoring. ASX is deploying the EndaceProbe INR in conjunction with Velocimetrics and Arista Networks, two partners from the newly announced Endace Fusion Ecosystem™ program, which is designed to provide a simple framework for partners to interoperate and integrate with the Emulex line of Endace products.
ASX selected Emulex to provide a sophisticated "tick to trade" monitoring solution that covers end-to-end network and trade flow. The solution gives ASX 100% "near real-time" visibility of latency on each hop along an individual trade's lifecycle, from the application down to the network layer. This "near real-time" alerting solution – an industry first – will provide ASX much greater visibility of latency issues by trade component, participant and network. The solution will record trade data, timestamp each packet at the nanosecond level and seamlessly feed the Velocimetrics financial trading software to provide highly accurate, customized dashboards of correlated data for analysis and reporting.
"The Endace network recording fabric and Velocimetrics software gives us the functional richness we were looking for at a highly competitive price point," said Andrew Lennox, General Manager, Markets Technology, ASX. "A successful proof of concept demonstrated the benefits of near real-time alerting and analysis and we expect this implementation to provide ASX greater visibility into latency issues, significantly improving ASX's ability to respond proactively to those issues."
As a trading venue in an increasingly competitive global market, the ability to detect and resolve issues quickly, minimizing impact on customers, is critical. Using the EndaceProbe INR as the foundation for the ASX solution ensures that network operations team members can not only detect anomalies and delays in the trading path, but also establish the true root cause of problems by using EndaceVision™ to isolate the network traffic relating to the issue.
"Given that 70% of trade latency is in the application, accurately monitoring the network as well as the trade hops is crucial. Any complex trading analysis or risk mitigation outside the network layer needs to be fed data with zero loss of data," said Mike Riley, general manager of the Endace division, Emulex. "Endace INRs are fast becoming an essential data center infrastructure component for organizations that depend on their networks for business continuity and providing the right data at the right time. We built a complete solution that provides ASX with the visibility they need to deliver a world-class trading environment capable of competing with ultra-high performance exchanges in Asia and North America."
About ASX ASX Group (ASX) is one of the world's leading exchange groups, ranked among the top 10 by market capitalisation.
- We operate a fully integrated exchange across multiple asset classes – equities, fixed income and derivatives.
- We service a wide range of retail, institutional and corporate customers, directly and through intermediaries.
- We offer a broad range of services that allow our customers to invest, trade and manage risk. This includes listings, trading, post-trade services, and technical and information services.
- We operate infrastructure that supports the systemic stability of Australia's financial markets and which is critical for the efficient functioning of the nation's economy, economic growth and position in the Asia Pacific region.
More information about ASX can be found at: www.asxgroup.com.au
About Emulex Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex's products enable unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration. The Company's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex's monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Emulex (NYSE: ELX) please visit http://www.Emulex.com.
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