ULLINK Partners with AZUL SYSTEMS to Bring Futher Innovation to Trading Solutions

LONDON, NEW YORK, 4 September 2012. Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today announced that it has formed a commercial partnership with ULLINK, a provider of low-latency connectivity and trading solutions for the global financial community. Under the agreement, ULLINK will offer Azul’s Zing JVM to new and existing clients to ensure the consistent delivery of high message throughput for its latency and throughput sensitive solutions. Zing is a 100% Java-compatible native Java Virtual Machine (JVM) specifically optimized for the Linux operating system. In comparative testing of the ULLINK messaging application, Zing reduced worst case response times by over 40x and similarly reduced 99 percentile response times by over 7x.

Laurent Useldinger, CEO of ULLINK, said: “We are always appraising the latest technologies to understand how they might improve our service offering. We have been testing the capabilities of the Azul solution for sometime; during that period we have seen a definite and significant improvement in the consistency of message delivery across our global routing network. From our perspective, Azul is an ideal partner as, like us, they provide proven and cost effective technology.”

ULLINK addresses the needs of buy-side and sell-side organizations that require fast, flexible and compliant trading solutions. Zing is compatible with all ULLINK applications, and the latest UL BRIDGE release (V4) has been further optimized to take full benefit of Azul’s Zing JVM. With the Zing JVM, users of the ULLINK applications now enjoy guaranteed throughput, certainty of execution and improved service availability even under unpredictable loads.

Scott Sellers, president and CEO of Azul Systems, said: “For the financial services sector, we offer the best JVM for platforms and applications requiring consistent, low latency response times. ULLINK has chosen to partner with us as it recognizes the added value we provide for its trading solutions. In an industry where poor response times resulting from JVM pauses translate directly to lost money-making opportunities, Zing is a very important element in delivering best-in-class solutions.”

About Azul Systems

Azul Systems delivers high-performance and elastic Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) with unsurpassed scalability, manageability and production-time visibility. Designed and optimized for x86 servers and enterprise-class workloads, Azul’s Zing JVM is the only Java runtime that supports highly consistent and pauseless execution for throughput-intensive and QoS-sensitive Java applications. Azul’s products enable organizations to dramatically simplify Java deployments with fewer instances, greater response time consistency, and dramatically better operating costs.

ULLINK is a cutting edge global provider of trading software and services specializing in high touch and low touch trading solutions for buy-side and sell-side market participants. For over ten years, the ULLINK client experience has been grounded in access to our reliability to deliver the most current and innovative technology available in the industry. Clients benefit from ULLINK’s modular, scalable front and middle-office solutions, across all asset classes, encompassing low latency, pre-trade risk, algorithmic and direct market access (DMA) trading.

ULLINK’s menu of solutions enables banks and brokers to rapidly achieve compliance with exchanges and regulatory regimes around the globe, with the flexibility of being deployed via the UL Net global routing network, or as a fully-hosted and managed service.

In addition, ULLINK has over 500 adapters enabling you to connect your business to counter-parties such as exchanges, customers, and other vendors in order to quickly extend your products, services and asset classes offering to your customers.

Privately held, ULLINK services its clients, including top-tier global financial institutions, from offices in New York, São Paulo, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney.
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