4 Recent Solarflare Breakthroughs in Server Speed & Security

Solarflare had led many exciting breakthroughs in enhancing server performance, speed, and security over the past year. Below is a quick recap of four recent innovations from Solarflare:

1. CSS enhances risk management for HFT:


Recent improvements to Solarflare’s Capture SolarSystem (CSS) enables packet capture deployment on the top of every server rack in the data center, providing enhanced “DVR-like” real time lossless data recording. CSS positions financial institutions for success by providing greater threat mitigation, regulatory compliance requirements, and optimized trade execution management with precise time stamping capabilities. For more on how CSS improves high volume trading, read the full post here.

2. Solarflare + Velocimetrics Drastically Improve Trading


Solarflare and Velocimetrics have partnered to provide financial institutions involved in high frequency trading with enhanced performance and analytics tools. Combining the cost effective, distributed, and openly architected packet capture platform CSS with Velocimetrics financial analytics enables trades to be tracked, monitored, and analyzed in real-time. For more on the exciting partnership, read the full post here.

3. OpenOnload Makes the Web and VOD 50% Faster


One in three high traffic websites run NGINX to enhance delivery, performance and security. Recent improvements to Solarflare’s OpenOnload stack have accelerated NGINX and NGINX Plus performance by twofold for serving high demand web and video on demand traffic. Solarflare’s OpenOnload updates lend themselves to across the board improvements for the functionality, speed, and security of high traffic sites. By delivering lower latency and higher message rates, OpenOnload is the best option for cloud and HPC applications like the millions powered by NGINX. For more on the improved performance enabled by OpenOnload, read the full post here.

4. CloudFlare + Solarflare Building a Better Web in China


Startup CloudFlare  accelerates, optimizes, and protects millions of websites, leading to 50% faster load times while using 60% less bandwidth.  Recently CloudFlare turned to Solarflare for their server solutions, needing a 10 GbE capable of keeping pace with their massive growth and rapid-fire networking needs. Solarflare 10GbE Onload has stepped up the plate to deliver the lowest latency, highest performance, and most scalable server solution. Cloudflare Software Engineer Marek Majkowski recently called Solarflare’s OpenOnload a “magical network accelerator” for its kernal bypass abilities. In bringing these technologies to China, the notoriously slow and restricted Internet service there is getting a major overhaul, thanks to an innovative partnership with Baidu. For the full story on how CloudFlare and Solarflare are bringing an “internet super highway” to China, check out the post here.