We’ve had a great partnership with low latency switch vendor Arista Networks for a while now – our products complement each other very well and our companies align nicely in terms of personality and strategy. This morning we expanded our partnership as part of their announcement of a new feature called “Latency Analyzer” (abbreviated LANZ) that provides detailed real-time metrics about the performance of their ultra low latency cut-through switches.
Network or application delays are a fact of life under certain circumstances, and in highly latency sensitive applications, developers want to give applications the ability to detect and work around any issues that could affect or delay their processing. For example, if an algorithmic trading system relies on a network that is experiencing congestion or buffering due to volume bursts, the application may want to make a different trading decision based on the added latency.
The announcement today highlights work we’ve been doing with Arista to develop a LANZ agent that runs on their 7100 series network switches and uses our API and messaging infrastructure to make network loading data available to applications and third-party monitoring products. This will let applications and network operators instantly detect developing performance issues in the network layer before they affect business processes and users.
This relationship is part of a strategic initiative within Solace to address the real world issues that come with low-latency trading. We’ll apply all the tools in the toolbox on this one: lessons learned from customers, technological innovation, and cooperation with companies like Arista that are part of the ultra low latency ecosystem. Stay tuned, we’ll talk much more about this topic as the weeks and months unfold.