NATAS Panels: Latency, Capacity Prompt Greater Hardware, Cloud Adoption

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Nikhil Bagga, UBS; Olivier Baetz, NovaSparks; Gil Tene, Azul Systems; Fergal Toomey, Corvil; Yuri Salkinder, Credit Suisse; and moderator Scott Sullivan, Celent

Despite the increasing cost and difficulty of gaining a trading advantage from speed, the race to zero is expected to continue apace as firms roll out new technologies to reduce latency compared to their competitors, according to a panel of experts at last week’s North American Trading Architecture Summit, hosted by sibling news sites WatersTechnology and Sell-Side Technology.

However, panelists warned that firms are more closely scrutinizing expenditure on latency-related projects, and that the