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Canada's New Stock Exchange to Utilize Solarflare Networking Technology

Solarflare software and hardware solutions to deliver powerful, low-latency performance and precision time for Aequitas NEO Exchange

IRVINE, CA—March 3, 2015—Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (10/40GbE) technologies, today announced Toronto-based Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. (NEO Exchange) has selected Solarflare's 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking software and hardware for its new Canadian stock exchange. The NEO Exchange is using a bold new blueprint that puts investors, companies raising capital and their dealers first. The competition and innovation they are bringing to the market will benefit all participants.

In addition to Solarflare's high-performance, low-latency server I/O adapters, the NEO Exchange will employ Solarflare's advanced Precision Time Stamping and SolarCapture™ Pro software to increase visibility into exchange activity and network performance. The implementation of these innovative technology solutions will help the NEO Exchange achieve its goals to promote market confidence and address trading issues of fairness, liquidity and transparency.

"Because we are building a new exchange from the ground up, we have the distinct advantage of being able to utilize some of the most advanced technologies out there. Solarflare has a reputation within the financial community of providing the absolute peak of performance in networking technology,” said Karl Ottywill, Chief Operating Officer, Aequitas NEO Exchange. “We have full confidence in their software and hardware technologies as we ramp up to the launch of our trading platform in March."

"We are very pleased to play a key role in the introduction of Canada's newest stock exchange," said Russell Stern, CEO at Solarflare. "We are able to meet the needs of the NEO Exchange with our software solutions, which greatly enhance the monitoring of network performance and expand the protection of sensitive network data to the server level. Their focus on competition and innovation also perfectly mirrors the heart and soul of Solarflare. We pride ourselves on developing innovative technologies to solve our customers' most pressing business issues."

Most recently, Solarflare released the latest addition to their AppFlex™ software family, Capture SolarSystem™, a turnkey soft appliance that comes pre-configured and performance optimized to run on qualified industry standard servers. Capture SolarSystem transforms Solarflare's Ethernet server adapters into packet capture devices that provide up to four ports of line-rate capture. It also features an open API that enables integration with third-party analytic applications, creating a powerful capture and analytics solution that is capable of line rate capture to disk and real-time, simultaneous capture and query of captured data.

About Solarflare

Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. With over 1,200 customers worldwide, the company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, HP and IBM. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK and New Delhi, India.

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