Metamako Launches MetaApp Platform for Custom Network Apps

Switch vendor leverages low-latency tech to create a developmment framework.

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The device combines a Layer 1 switch, FPGA card and an x86 server platform, which act as the building blocks for a variety of applications, ranging from data capture, intrusion detection and firewalls to feed handlers and pre-trade risk checks. The platform includes storage, board management, extra memory and the ability to connect to an external server. "It allows firms to put their most important business logic within network devices, rather than distributed across multiple physical devices,"

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