Novell Delivers Linux Server System to London Stock Exchange

February 14, 2011

World’s fourth largest stock exchange selects SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to manage high-volume traffic and improve performance


Novell today announced SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server will be used to support the London Stock Exchange’s new trading platform. The Linux* system will help the Exchange to effectively manage the high volume of traffic passing through its systems in record-breaking time. The deployment, which went live today, will help improve the performance of the Exchange’s UK cash markets.

The new Millennium Exchange system will provide the Exchange with a high performance, secure, green and interoperable platform, capable of making intelligent use of virtual and physical environments.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will help to increase the Millennium Exchange system’s capacity to cope with high-volume trading. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is a highly reliable, scalable and secure server operating system built to power both physical and virtual mission-critical workloads. With this foundation, enterprises can efficiently deliver business services, enable secure networks and manage heterogeneous IT resources. Millennium Exchange is also being backed by Novell’s world-class support and services.

“The London Stock Exchange is one of the most prestigious and most recognized exchanges in the world, so we are proud to be the technology partner of choice for this important deployment,” said Sean McCarry, UK Country Manager at Novell. “As organizations look to enhance their efficiency they are increasingly looking to technologies such as virtualization, high-performance computing and collaboration platforms to achieve their goal. Using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, the London Stock Exchange will benefit from all of these innovations in an integrated and future-proofed platform.”

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