SBI Japannext Deploys Solarflare’s Intelligent Network for Trading Solutions

Brokerage firm, SBI Japannext, implements new technology to strengthen its trading framework, it will deploy Solarflare's intelligent network I/O software
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Japan-based financial traders will benefit from advanced trading conditions as leading broker-dealer, SBI Japannext, enhances its trading infrastructure. The multi-asset provider has selected Solarflare to provide additional low latency capabilities on its trading software. The move supports SBI’s aim to create Japan’s first full-fledged Proprietary Trading System (PTS).

The leading provider in Japan reported that it has deployed Solarflare’s software products, OpenOnload® and Solarflare Precision Time on the Flareon™ Ultra server I/O platform to accelerate network applications and to synchronize server clocks across their network. Japan’s financial trading environment has been evolving as client demand grows for sophisticated trading programs.

Alexander Nedotsukov, CTO, SBI Japannext, commented about the new system in a statement: “We are excited to be able to deliver this new level of high-performance, ultra-low latency trading technology to our customers.”

The new system offers a number of advantages for both users and the firm. The Flareon intelligent network I/O platform is architected and operates in a fashion very similar to the emerging class of software defined network (SDN) products.

Alexander Nedotsukov
Alexander Nedotsukov

“We view Solarflare’s intelligent network I/O platform as a vehicle for growth, placing Japannext in an ideal position to increase our market share and customer base. Based on Solarflare’s thriving business in Asia, we are confident in their ability to support our efforts going forward,” added Mr. Nedotsukov.

Speed has become a crucial component of the way financial markets operate, the introduction of automated trading and recently, high-frequency trading has created an arms race among providers as they battle to execute the fastest trade. Financial services firms have introduced new technologies as standard where trade execution is verified in milliseconds.

Solarflare, a provider of low latency solutions, has recently made several significant advancements in 10/40GbE technology. Most recently, the company introduced their series of FlareonTM server I/O adapters – including a new 40GbE version – that feature AppFlex™ software. With AppFlex, users can add, distribute and control a wide range of network applications at the server level. Applications include network monitoring, precision time, packet capture, application acceleration and defense-in-depth network security.

Russell Stern, Solarflare CEO commented: “SBI Japannext’ s selection of Solarflare’s network software and hardware is the latest indicator of the rapid adoption of our intelligent network I/O platform in the financial services sector in Asia. Their decision to deploy Solarflare technology reflects positively on the commitment our company has made to the Asia=Pacific region through investments in staff, facilities and channels of distribution.”

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