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Not Asleep at the Switch

The importance of the speed of trades in the stock market and in other financial exchanges is immense. Nanoseconds can mean the difference in hundreds of millions of dollars in profits and losses each year. 

ESD was hired to redesign xCelor xPort — an intelligent switch for the financial-trading industry which does cross connects instantly — to make it compatible for the data center industry. Today, according to The Wall Street Journal, superfast network switches in data centers are helping trades move nearly as fast as the speed of light.