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Winterflood Securities Implements Cisco Unified Computing System

February 25, 2010

Winterflood Securities, a London-based liquidity provider, has deployed the Cisco Unified Computing System to improve the resilience, agility, scalability and flexibility of its high frequency trading platform.

Working with Logicalis, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, Winterflood Securities has undertaken a project to migrate its VMware infrastructure to the new platform. This is the first Cisco UCS to be deployed in the United Kingdom and will deliver significant first-mover performance and competitive advantage benefits to Winterflood Securities.
Grant Davidson, Manager of IT special projects at Winterflood said, “Capitalizing on new market opportunities as and when they arise marks the difference between success and failure in the capital markets. We see this as a strategic implementation that will provide us with the flexibility, agility and reliability that will allow us to adapt with the demands of the market and our clients, delivering the services they require. With Cisco Advanced Services working in concert with Logicalis’ services, the integration of the Cisco platform with our existing network has been a simple and straightforward process and we look forward to a continued successful relationship.”
John Donovan, Vice President, Private Sector, UK & Ireland, said, “The Cisco Unified Computing System platform has tremendous potential to transform the data centre into a dynamic IT environment, increasing productivity, improving business agility, minimizing downtime and facilitating scalability. For Winterflood, optimization is a key step in not only improving current business operations but also preparing IT infrastructure for future growth. We’re delighted to work with Winterflood as it improves the connectivity and resilience of its business, and we’re confident that the Cisco Unified Computing System will deliver the benefits and capabilities that it needs to do so.”

Hans Lewis is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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