Corvil and Cisco Collaborate to Enhance Visibility for High Performance Traders

Corvil Integrates with Cisco to Deliver Network-Enabled High Performance Monitoring

New York, London - 8th April 2013 – Corvil, a provider of IT monitoring systems for high performance businesses, has integrated its CorvilNet Enterprise Monitoring Solution with the Cisco Nexus 3548 ultra-low latency switch.  The collaboration will provide high performance traders with Corvil’s trading systems data monitoring and analytics overlaid on a Cisco advanced switching infrastructure.

As high performance trading systems become faster and process more data, the network becomes critical as the most reliable source of performance data.  While complex trading analysis and risk mitigation still need to be performed outside the network layer, significant cost savings and scale advantages can be obtained by moving certain high-volume tasks such as timestamping and buffer monitoring to the network devices, like the Cisco Nexus 3548. This integration with Cisco Nexus switches help enable high performance traders to extend the reach and visibility of their CorvilNet monitoring system with no loss of granularity or accuracy in reporting.

“High performance traders are increasingly looking for ways to extract granular performance data from their networking equipment,” said Tuqiang Cao, Vice President of Product Management at the Cisco Data Center Group.  “Cisco is working with industry-leading monitoring vendor partners, like Corvil, to integrate the unique analytics features of the Nexus 3548, such as packet timestamping and active buffer monitoring, to bring more value to our end customers.”

Donal O’ Sullivan, Vice President of Product Management, Corvil said, “This really is the next generation of low-latency data monitoring.  Timestamping and certain other time-critical functions will be performed by the infrastructure, while correlation, analysis and reporting will be done by monitoring solutions like Corvil’s.  This will deliver a broader monitoring footprint at a better cost-point for our mutual customers.”