LONDON and NEW YORK, November 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Corvil, a leading provider of electronic trading and market data latency management systems, today announced that Alpha Trading Systems, the leading Alternative Trading System for Canadian Listed Securities, has selected CorvilNet to pro-actively manage and assure low latency across its exchange infrastructure.

In choosing Corvil, Alpha highlighted CorvilNet's microburst detection feature that will be used to identify and manage transient traffic spikes in their infrastructure. CorvilNet's powerful latency analytics, programmable to microsecond levels of granularity, will provide Alpha with unprecedented visibility of performance affecting short-term events.

We chose Corvil because the growth of our market and the evolution of trading activity in Canada, for example increased high frequency trading, demands greater visibility and transparency into the operations of our market place says Karl Ottywill, Alpha's CIO. As Alpha continues to grow its Financial Eco-System and related value add services, requirements to continually monitor the network backbone will grow with it. Corvil is the right fit for our needs, added Mr. Ottywill.

The highly transient nature of microbursts means that they are difficult detect without a highly granular level of monitoring. CorvilNet identifies short-term anomalies and recommends adjustments and optimizations to ensure network infrastructure and applications are running at peak performance.

Microsecond monitoring of traffic is a critical capability to assure the low-latency performance of market center trading infrastructure. Failure to detect and deal with traffic microbursts can lead to latency brown-outs during the busiest periods of the trading day. We are delighted Alpha has selected CorvilNet to assure the low-latency performance of their network, said Corvil CEO, Donal Byrne.

CorvilNet provides always-on monitoring, troubleshooting and optimization analysis for electronic trading and market data latency management. CorvilNet's key capabilities include latency compliance management, monitoring, reporting and infrastructure optimization for low-latency.


Corvil, leader in electronic trading and market data latency management, was founded in 2000 and operates from New York, London and Dublin. The company's global client base spans exchanges; alternative trading venues; investment banks, and financial market service providers. Recognized as a technology innovator in latency management, Corvil's products offer a complete solution for enhancing electronic trading, execution and market data including latency compliance management, latency monitoring troubleshooting , and infrastructure sizing for low-latency SLAs. For more information on Corvil, please visit

Alpha Group

Alpha Group comprises the leading Alternative Trading System for Canadian Listed Securities (Alpha ATS), and a data distribution plant for Alpha ATS market data. Alpha Group was established in May, 2007 by nine of Canada's leading financial institutions with the aim of increasing the country's securities trading efficiencies and making the Canadian marketplace more globally competitive.

Established for the Industry by the Industry; the Alpha Group focuses on increasing liquidity, reducing the cost of trading and providing innovative services leveraging its unique expertise, operating model and technological capabilities.

For further information regarding Alpha Group, visit

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