Communications is no longer an insular industry that operates within its own boundaries to meet its own needs. Networks and, more specifically, broadband connectivity is now considered critical infrastructure to all areas of society, government, and industry.
Deep packet inspection (DPI) and systems using DPI technology are increasingly common within telecom operator networks. A range of specialist vendors sell solutions that use DPI as a base to enable traffic management and traffic shaping.
As more applications rely on IP-based Internet service delivery models, including realtime facilities such as VoIP, video streaming, IPTV, and financial trading, Internet bandwidth demands are growing at rates of over 60% per year.
Napatech is a leading provider of specialist network adapters that offer optimised, high-performance analysis and throughput, along with many other advanced features. Network performance is increasingly a focus of business attention, as many organisations have revenue-generating operations that closely depend on network capabilities.
This third report in our low-latency series examines the tools used to understand where latency arises. It highlights vendors that provide tools to analyze latency; financial services vendors, for which latency can be a differentiator; and traders, for which low latency can deliver more profit than low prices.
The Financial Services Technology team at Ovum looks at the market for monitoring and measurement technology for the capital markets, where the ability to determine the latency with which data is traversing a network and making its way through IT infrastructure is key for trading decisions and troubleshooting.