Sun Microsystems and Thomson Reuters Team Up to Deliver Low Latency and Reduced Costs to Capital Markets Firms

(PresseBox) (Santa Clara, CA, ) Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced that they have joined forces with Thomson Reuters to deliver increased capacity, improved efficiencies and reduced latency to financial service professionals using Reuters Market Data Systems (RMDS) in Sun Solaris environments. This is in response to increasing market data volumes and customer requirements for low latency, reduced total cost of ownership and enhanced performance.

Benchmarks have demonstrated that RMDS performs better in a virtualized environment with Solaris Containers than it does with a number of individual Sun server machines. This means that Solaris Containers can deliver strong performance improvements across a significantly reduced hardware footprint. The reduction of servers will cut the on-going costs of management and support, space, cooling and power.

This latest development uses next generation multi-core processor technology. By utilizing RMDS in combination with Solaris Containers on next generation multi-core platforms, RMDS clients will achieve further enhancements to performance while also reducing total cost of ownership. The new technology has enabled Thomson Reuters and Sun to further improve on recent performance enhancements to deliver unprecedented levels of updated throughput while continuing to deliver the same levels of superior low latency performance in a scalable fashion.

Terry Roche, Executive Vice President, Information Management Solutions, at Thomson Reuters said, "In the current economic climate, capital market firms must continually explore technology solutions for low latency and high performance in order to remain competitive. Our collaboration with Sun demonstrates that Thomson Reuters is committed to investing in innovative technologies that ensure RMDS is optimized to meet client demands."

"Our customers are always searching for a complete solution that will position them ahead of the pack in regards to throughput and latency at a low TCO," said Ambreesh Khanna, Global Head, Financial Services Industry at Sun Microsystems. "By combining the technology and intellectual resources of two leading innovators in the field, Sun and Thomson Reuters have once again fulfilled this market need."

Sun and Thomson Reuters have already achieved a number of performance breakthroughs as a result of its joint engineering work. Details will be published on reference architectures and benchmarks in the near future.

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