Eileen Haggerty
Eileen Haggerty

Real time performance management & analysis for high speed FX networks

Eileen Haggerty outlines how identifying and analysing FX trading response-time performance can help ensure constant and reliable application availability to end-users.

In the highly competitive foreign exchange trading industry, volatility, surprises, and unpredictability are the norm. Natural disasters in one corner of the world, political upheaval in a developing country, an announcement from the U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman can each dramatically impact the foreign exchange market. And yet, the need to maintain optimal, predictable, high quality network performance is one constant demand. In fact, according to leading information technology journal Information Week, “a millisecond advantage in trading applications can be worth $100 million a year to a major brokerage firm.” The ability to identify and monitor microbursts, latency and packet loss for critical market data and trade/exchange applications and the protocols associated with them, such as FIX, Multicast, TIBCO and others, is essential to the day-to-day operation of foreign exchanges, trading houses, hedge funds, investment banks and other global financial institutions and market exchanges with...continued

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