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Solarflare Capture SolarSystem and Velocimetrics integrate solutions

First Published 20th October 2015

High volume trading firms leverage combined solution to manage emerging risks, perform business and technical level analysis and satisfy regulatory commitments.

Russell Stern, Solarflare

Russell Stern, Solarflare

"We are excited to be working in conjunction with Velocimetrics to offer trading firms new levels of visibility into network performance."

Irvine, California - Solarflare, the provider of application-intelligent 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (10/40GbE) software and hardware technology, has announced that it is working in concert with business flow performance analytics firm, Velocimetrics, to jointly offer a distributed and customizable, real-time, end-to-end capture and analysis solution to trading firms.

The combination of Solarflare's Capture SolarSystem - an open, flexible persisted Ethernet capture platform - and Velocimetrics' analytics enable orders and trades to be tracked as they move across complex business critical processes, providing detailed, live analysis and real-time issue alerting. Emerging problems can be detected and their root cause understood and acted upon.

Lowering the cost of packet capture and enabling users to build customized solutions, Capture SolarSystem presents a controlled approach to capturing high volumes of raw packets to disk at different points across trading systems. Capture SolarSystem then streams packets live to Velocimetrics, which provides real-time network and business content analysis and alerting. With this approach, capital market participants can examine trading data from a business and technical perspective at the most relevant locations.

Capture SolarSystem can be utilized as a standalone capture solution, capturing and saving data for later retrieval and analysis, as a platform that assists in-house applications consuming data in parallel with packet analysis or decoding, or as the provider of local, real-time capture streams to third-party applications.

"Solarflare's turnkey, real-time, distributed capture technology is proving to be attractive for many financial companies looking for a more financially viable and customizable solution for large scale deployments", said Paul Spencer, COO at Velocimetrics. "Capture SolarSystem is a comprehensive capture solution that can now be fully integrated with Velocimetrics' technology, providing the ideal complement to our advanced network, middleware, market data and business-level analytics."

"We view packet capture as the fundamental technology that provides not only for network monitoring and analysis, but also for the first step of most all network security workflows", said Russell Stern, president and CEO of Solarflare. "We are excited to be working in conjunction with Velocimetrics to offer trading firms new levels of visibility into network performance to increase efficiencies, measure performance against client SLAs and satisfy emerging regulatory commitments."

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