London Stock Exchange: The road to Linux

“LSE dumps C# based program in Microsoft Windows and SQL Server,
for a C++ written system running on SUSE Linux platforms

“The London Stock Exchange’s move to Novell SUSE Linux based
systems and a new matching engine written in C++ – set live
on its main market on 14 February 2011 – was a major decision
taken shortly after the appointment of a new chief executive two
years ago. The systems replace a Microsoft .Net setup, with
programs written in C# and running on Microsoft Windows Server and
SQL Server.

“Xavier Rolet takes up the post of CEO in February 2009,
following a spate of high profile outages on the LSE’s network, and
as he begins the job he quickly states an intention to improve the
exchange’s market position against specialist electronic

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