Corvil, a provider of latency management technology for electronic trading and market data, has implemented two new components to its CorvilNet suite of latency management tools.
The first, called the Latency Management Center (LMC), is an appliance-based management console that provides a single access point to monitor and manage latency in large or geographically dispersed trading environments. The second, the CNE-5400 appliance, is a high-speed latency monitoring and analysis system.
The LMC is fully interoperable with all CorvilNet monitoring appliances. It collects and summarises statistics for latency, loss, and microbursts from multiple points to form a single consolidated performance view. The LMC also enables enterprise-wide central administration of all CorvilNet appliances including configuration, remote upgrades and software module management, and can manage hundreds of appliances and tens of thousands of latency channels. According to Corvil, the LMC lowers the cost of deploying and operating enterprise scale CorvilNet deployments.
Corvil said the LMC’s centralised views allow users to quickly correlate service level violations with the underlying cause even when the cause and effect are geographically separated. A graphical summary provides access to all service level violations over LAN and WAN trading infrastructure, with click-through root cause analysis based on CorvilNet’s Smart Packet Capture functionality.
The CNE-5400 appliance, designed for use in very high-performance 10 gigabit-per-second environments, achieves a five million packets per second processing performance at an analysis granularity of one microsecond, which Corvil said sets a new industry benchmark. The CNE-5400 employs eight Intel Nehalem processing cores with dedicated nanosecond hardware time-stamping.
“Our customers are rolling out next generation co-location trading architectures where latency management at microsecond precision is required both within co-location sites and between sites on a global scale,” said Donal O’Sullivan. Corvil’s vice president of product management, in a statement. “In this environment, message rates are in the many millions per second and deployments can have tens to hundreds of gigabits per second of bandwidth interconnecting the co-location sites. The 5400 is a direct response to the constantly increasing data volume, and the LMC will greatly aid the roll-out and management of these large and geographically dispersed deployments.”