Solarflare & Stratus Bring Unmatched Performance to Financial Service Applications


In an exciting new partnership, Solarflare is combining its OpenOnload application acceleration middleware with Stratus ftScalable storage for unparalleled trading performance.

Financial institutions can’t tolerate any downtime during rapid fire trades and other financial transactions, and this winning combination allows firms to rest assured that they have the fastest, lowest latency solution powering their Linux environments.

Stratus already has an unmatched reputation as a superior fault-tolerant availability solution. Pairing with Solarflare allows financial companies to utilize the only platform on the market that provides ultra low latency, high throughput, CPU efficiencies, and superior virtualization and continuous availability. The simple and reliable platform is vastly better than complex clustering or error prone failover scenarios. Not only is this partnership bringing an unmatched level of performance to financial institutions that rely on fast and accurate processing, but it also brings peace of mind and streamlined simplicity.

In a rapidly changing global financial marketplace, the processing of financial transactions has evolved from being a source of revenue to a source of competitive advantage,” said Jason Andersen, vice president of business line management, Stratus Technologies. “By combining our long-time expertise in Linux-based, fault-tolerant availability solutions with the industry leader in high performance network computing, financial services customers can overcome two of their most pressing problems in one simple, easy to deploy solution.”

This top notch server combo enables users to improve site and application performance, as well as control and security while reducing CPU utilization. Offered in one simple package for easy deployment that doesn’t require changing the network infrastructure, Stratus’ ftServer and Solarflare’s Flareon Ultra dual-port 10G Ethernet SFP+ server adapter and OpenOnload deliver unmatched message rates, ultra low latency, jitter and superior virtualization. These qualities enable the financial industry’s best performance and scalability for enterprise data center environments. Including a new network interface card (NIC) that accelerates processing speed by improving network I/O latency, bandwidth and message rates, this package is a win-win for financial companies looking for the best application performance solution.