Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced this week that it has collaborated with NYSE Technologies to develop an Ethernet-based integrated messaging solution for the financial services industry that accelerates automated trading environments and improves end-to-end application performance.

The solution supports the Cisco® Data Center 3.0 vision to help its customers build next generation data centers that support their business goals.

The solution tested by Cisco combines NYSE Technologies’ Data Fabric high performance middleware, NetEffect Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)-capable 10GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) from Intel®, Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches and Cisco RDMA Accelerated Buffers (RAB) drivers to accelerate market data infrastructures without requiring customers to implement new transport technologies and without having to change their applications.

Designed to work with the Cisco Nexus platform, the solution uses standards-based 10-Gigabit-per-second Data Center Ethernet (DCE), which provides the reliability and lossless characteristics of Fibre Channel and the high performance, low-latency characteristics of InfiniBand.

This solution helps customers build market data infrastructures designed to handle rising message rates, while reducing the message delivery latency and latency jitter between server nodes. The result is a more accurate view into the state of the market plus higher success rates in completing trades.