Direct Edge Banks Its Stock Exchange on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family

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Direct Edge.jpgOn a typical trading day, fewer shares change hands than in the pre-2009 stock market heyday. But the peaks of activity are as intense as ever--and sometimes even more concentrated. The combination of lower volumes and concentrated volatility makes the demands on a stock exchange’s technology infrastructure far more challenging, according to Saro Jahani, CIO of New Jersey-based Direct Edge. Jahani is upgrading critical components of his platform to the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690 and says the move will help Direct Edge handle the bursts of market activity both smoothly and affordably.

“Our infrastructure has to perform faster and be more resilient and stable and give us all the scalability we need, but at the same cost or lower cost,” says Jahani. “The Intel Xeon processor E5-2690 and HP ProLiant* DL360 Gen8 1U servers give us superior performance and help us save in our data centers…They’re a great Christmas gift.”

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