NYSE Euronext is partnering with Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR) in the build out and consolidation of new data centers. As of the time of this post, I don’t have the financial details on the transaction.
The real key for the NYSE Euronext exchange for their new data centers is all about lowering latency and being faster. During a press conference announcing the deal, NYSE Euronext CIO Steve Rubinow said that for the exchange, “latency is an obsession.”
Rubinow commented that the new data centers could be thought off as a cloud, though they will not be entirely virtualized.
“Real cloud technology requires virtualization and overhead,” Rubinow said. “That bit of movement introduces latency.”
The key according to Juniper executives in reducing latency is the fact that Juniper has its own silicon and the JUNOS operating system.