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Voltaire and NYSE Technologies Deliver Industry’s Lowest Latency Ethernet Solution to Accelerate Financial Market Data Applications
NYSE Technologies’ Data Fabric™ with Voltaire 10 Gigabit Ethernet Message Acceleration Software Delivers Record-Breaking Performance on Ethernet

SIFMA Technology Management Conference, NEW YORK – June 23, 2009 –Voltaire Ltd. (NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics, today announced a new low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet-based messaging solution in collaboration with NYSE Technologies. This combination dramatically accelerates the performance of automated trading and market data applications achieving average latencies of 25 microseconds at rates of 1 million 200 byte messages per second per core.

Voltaire and NYSE Technologies have worked closely for the past three years to deliver low latency messaging solutions based on InfiniBand to financial services customers.  The two companies recently introduced a solution based on Voltaire’s 40 Gb/s InfiniBand switches and software that delivers record-breaking performance of less than 10 microsecond latency at greater than 1 million messages per second.  While the InfiniBand-based solution is best suited for customers who need the lowest latency possible, the new solution announced today based on 10 Gigabit Ethernet provides the best performance available on Ethernet-based fabrics and gives customers that prefer to standardize their data center networks on Ethernet, a competitive option.

According to Conor Allen, Head of R&D at NYSE Technologies, “By combining NYSE Technologies’ Data Fabric technology and Voltaire’s VMS message acceleration software for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, we’re delivering the highest performance messaging solution based on Ethernet for automated trading infrastructures.   In addition to ultra-low latency, the solution scales easily and has low power consumption to meet the price-performance and energy efficiency requirements of next generation trading infrastructures.   We’re pleased to extend the work we’ve done with Voltaire on InfiniBand to 10 Gigabit Ethernet.”

The solution tested by NYSE Technologies and Voltaire delivers record-breaking performance for an Ethernet-based market data delivery solution of 25 microseconds latency at rates of 1 million 200 byte messages per second per core. The solution consists of NYSE Technologies’ Data Fabric high performance middleware and Voltaire Messaging Service (VMS) software technology which lowers latency and increases transactions per second for market data applications. The solution is compatible with Voltaire Vantage™ 8500 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches which are expected to be available later this year.

The Voltaire Vantage™ 8500 is a high-performance, high density, scale-out, Layer 2 core 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch that enables users to benefit from new levels of efficiency, scalability and lower latency, while simplifying and consolidating network tiers to lower infrastructure expenses.

The Vantage 8500 features less than 1 microsecond latency, low 10 watts per port power consumption at low per port costs delivering unmatched scalability with the lowest solution cost, power consumption, and latency on the market. For a customer building a 1000 node data center fabric with Voltaire Vantage switches, this delivers 10X lower latency and 4X faster core performance for half the price, using 3X less power than alternative solutions.

“NYSE Technologies and Voltaire can now offer customers the lowest latency market data delivery solutions – on both InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet,” said Asaf Somekh , vice president of marketing, Voltaire.  “Moreover, the solution is based on industry-standard technologies so customers can build state-of-the-art, high-frequency trading systems without needing to buy expensive, custom hardware.”

Solution Showcase at SIFMA
Voltaire will showcase its low latency solutions for market data in booth 1432 at the SIFMA Technology Management Conference, June 23-25, 2009, in New York City.

Availability
The solution is available from NYSE Technologies today.  For more information on Data Fabric™, visit http://www.nyse.com/technologies/tradingsolutions.

The Voltaire Vantage 8500 is expected to be available in the second half of 2009 through Voltaire’s OEM partners and global resellers.  Additional information is available at www.voltaire.com/Vantage_8500.

 

About Voltaire
Voltaire (NASDAQ: VOLT) is a leading provider of scale-out computing fabrics for data centers, high performance computing and cloud environments. Voltaire’s family of server and storage fabric switches and advanced management software improve performance of mission-critical applications, increase efficiency and reduce costs through infrastructure consolidation and lower power consumption. Used by more than 30 percent of the Fortune 100 and other premier organizations across many industries, including many of the TOP500 supercomputers, Voltaire products are included in server and blade offerings from Bull, HP, IBM , NEC, Rackable, SGI and Sun and provide the internal server-to-storage connectivity for the HP-Oracle Database Machine. Founded in 1997, Voltaire is headquartered in Ra’anana, Israel and Billerica , Massachusetts . More information is available at www.voltaire.com  or by calling 1-800-865-8247.

About NYSE Technologies
A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies is a leader in providing innovative software, market data products and data management applications, connectivity solutions, exchange technology, and transaction solutions for trading firms, vendors and financial markets around the world.  NYSE Technologies offers one of the most comprehensive suites of high quality commercial technology products that includes advanced messaging platforms, co-location services, ultra-low latency order routing and a one-of-a-kind hosted network community, all designed to enable the free flow of liquidity for the global marketplace.  This division operates four units: the Global Connectivity unit, offering one of the world's largest, most reliable financial transaction networks connecting firms and exchanges worldwide; the Trading Solutions unit, which creates and implements high performance, end-to-end messaging software and real-time market data distribution and integration products; the Exchange Solutions unit, which provides multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy; and the Global Market Data unit, which offers a broad array of global market information products covering multiple asset classes.  With offices across the U.S.  , Europe  and Asia , NYSE Technologies' advanced integrated solutions for a wide range of services has earned the ability to power the trading operations of global financial institutions and exchanges.  For additional information visit: http://www.nyse.com/technologies.

Forward Looking Statements
Information provided in this press release may contain statements relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to Voltaire's plans, objectives and expectations for future operations and are based upon management's current estimates and projections of future results or trends. They also include third-party projections regarding expected industry growth rates. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Voltaire’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2008 . These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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Contact: Eric Ryan
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