In the world of financial services, speed is everything. Applications that can’t keep pace with today’s financial markets can cripple your business, get you sued, or land you in jail. I/O bottlenecks and system latencies are a competitive disadvantage, maybe even a legal or regulatory risk.
On the other hand, systems built with LSI application acceleration solutions can help ensure low-latency, high-reliability data delivery for critical financial applications such as high-frequency trading, options processing, and more.
And don’t overlook the value of high-powered analytics for technical trading advantages. The forecasting and trading models of today likely won’t be able to keep up with the data deluge coming tomorrow. Once upon a time, one hundred million shares was a lot of volume. Today, billions of shares change hands daily, globally. Being able to capture, coalesce, analyze, and act on that data before the competition is a strategic advantage.
The challenge, of course, is that current hard disk drive (HDD) storage can’t keep up with today’s explosive data growth and storage requirements.
Some firms need the highest performance and lowest latency. Microsecond delays in transactions mean missed opportunity and profit. Others need to improve the performance of their storage area network (SAN) or local storage. They need to analyze their data as quickly as possible – while it has real value. Replacing all HDDs with solid state drives (SSDs) is one option, but there are others that can be faster, smarter and easier.
Accelerate financial workloads
The new Nytro™ application acceleration solution familyis our most comprehensive range of solutions to serve the different storage acceleration needs and budgets of financial organizations. The Nytro Architecture uses PCIe® flash and intelligent caching software to accelerate financial workloads. The Nytro WarpDrive™ card is designed to provide high performance storage that helps companies execute faster than the competition. The Nytro XD solution allows intelligent use of flash storage and hard drives together for the improved price/performance when it does not make sense to replace existing investments in SAN and direct attached storage (DAS).
The Smarter Way to Faster™ products
Simply put, Nytro products are designed to be fast, smart, and easy:
FAST.Up to 12x in database transactions improvement, Up to 10x latency reduction for SAN connected storage. Powered by the LSI SandForce™ flash storage processor.
SMART. Right-sized solutions provide a choice rather than one-size fits all. Intelligently use flash and hard drives together to help achieve the optimal price/performance. Caching and acceleration software analyzes data hot spots.
EASY.LSI solid-state storage solutions are designed to just plain work. No tuning, no rewrites, no hand-placing data. Transparent application acceleration with minimal impact to existing IT infrastructure, and extensive OS support. A breadth of products in the portfolio so solutions can be cost-effectively tailored.
Deliver end-to-end data protection and performance
At the same time, our LSI enterprise RAID productsoffer market segment leading end-to-end data protection and performance, helping to enable you to accelerate key, business-critical applications while lowering overall costs. LSI MegaRAID® controllers can deliver the reliability, availability, serviceability, usability, and manageability your business needs to succeed today. These products provide superior RAID performance (465,000 RAID 5 Random IOPS) to support demanding financial applications.