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Alpha Trading Systems Case Study: Increasing SpeedObjective: Enhance the Alpha Trading Systems IT infrastructure to create a stronger competitive advantage for executing trades, supplying market data, and providing technology-related servicesApproach: Conduct a server proof of concept and align with key technology partners for a low-risk implementation.Business technology improvements• Provides sub-1-millisecond response times, which brings the company’s technology infrastructure to the next level of low latency and boosts usage among market participants• Delivers up to three times the load throughput capacity of the previous environment and addresses unpredictable spikes in market activity• Mitigates the need for a data center expansion (new servers fit in nearly the same server footprint)• Ensures high availability and business continuity with fully redundant, fault-tolerant servers and application stackBusiness outcomes• Increases revenue potential by facilitating competitive advantages such as the fast distribution of market data• Enhances overall competitive advantage and enables competition with major trading venues globally• Improves satisfaction among all market participants• Lowers operational expense, including 35% less energy usage• Supports cost-efficient future growthOne of Canada’s fastest trading venues in securities trading, it’s critical for low-latency systems to execute orders, process data, and transmit millions of messages in a flash. For a trading venue, low-latency systems are essential to stay profitable and develop the customer base.Read the full Alpha Trading Systems Case Study.
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