LSE’s Cisco ‘Switch’ Cuts Hosting Latency


The London Stock Exchange has upgraded all network switches—which disseminate market data from each of the group’s trading venues and route order entry, modify and cancel messages to market—in its UK hosting center to Cisco’s next-generation Nexus 3000 series, to reduce latency over the exchange’s network for trading firms, vendors and service providers located in the datacenter.

Before the upgrade, the roundtrip time for data across the LSE’s 10 Gigabit per second network was in the region of

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