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June 22, 2010

Voltaire Expands 10 GbE Portfolio

Looking to provide its services for next generation and virtualized data centers and cloud computing environment, Voltaire has announced the immediate availability of the Voltaire (News - Alert) Vantage 6024, a low-latency, high-performance Layer 2/3 top-of-rack switch.
With 24 ports of 10GbE line-rate connectivity and power consumption as low as115 Watts (4.8 Watts/port), the Voltaire Vantage 6024 switch features an impressive Layer 2 and 3 protocol stack, enabling the most robust and advanced 10GbE fabric.
Customers can now build flat data center fabrics of more than 3,400 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports with non-blocking, lossless switch capacity of 69.12 Terabits per second with the combination of the Voltaire Vantage 8500 Layer 2 core switches and new Vantage 6024 switches. Enforcing fabric-wide service policies, providing real-time fabric and application level monitoring, Voltaire Unified Fabric Manager (UFM) software orchestrates the fabric as a single logical entity.
"Voltaire's unique approach to low latency trading networks is heavily focused on software that reduces application latency even more than what can be achieved in hardware," said Asaf Somekh (News - Alert), vice president of marketing, Voltaire. "By coupling Voltaire VMA software and our new Vantage 6024 10 GbE switch, customers can rest assured that they are getting the lowest possible latency on 10 GbE for high frequency trading."
Enabling low latency trading, Voltaire also announced the industry's first turnkey 10 GbE switching and software infrastructure solution. The solution is comprised of the Voltaire Vantage 6024 switch, Voltaire Messaging Accelerator (VMA) software, network interface cards and cables. Reducing networking latency and increasing application throughput per server, Voltaire's unique VMA software dramatically improves performance of high frequency trading and other multi-cast applications.
Recently, the company announced that it is collaborating with NASDAQ OMX and HP to deliver an ultra-fast, next-generation equities trading platform to Singapore Exchange (SGX), Voltaire Ltd a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics. The new trading engine 'SGX Reach' is delivered through NASDAQ OMX's Genium INET technology, Voltaire InfiniBand switches and Voltaire Messaging Accelerator (VMA) software and HP ProLiant server blades.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight

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