Banks and Outsourcing: Just Say ‘Latency’

A common critique of external cloud computing services is that big-time IT users are nowhere near getting on board:
“Especially in the world of electronic or algorithmic trading, latency becomes a huge issue that, for some firms, can only be solved by hosting trading platforms in the same datacenters as major exchanges. For those with less-constant, less real-time demands, renting cycles on a global grid architecture, or even renting your own dedicated grid, can guarantee CPUs whenever and wherever they are needed. However they choose to do it — and even if they opt otherwise — the financial world understands the benefits, pitfalls and nuances of outsourced IT.Full Story

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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