Open Platform: Is Your Network Fit to ’Burst?

When fortunes can be made or lost in a microsecond, testing your network against the dangers of microbursts demands unprecedented levels of precision, says Daryl Cornelius, enterprise director at Spirent Communications.

High-frequency trading generates massive trading volumes—an attractive proposition for exchanges, but one which puts enormous pressure on them to cut latency while maintaining reliability and market integrity, creating a new challenge: “microbursts.” These short spikes in traffic