Gareth Richardson

Gareth Richardson is MD of Custom Connect. Gareth’s sales management career spans 17 years. Previously he was at Interactive Data 7ticks and prior to that he worked for Fixnetix, Logicalis and with HP, Cisco and IBM.

Connecting The Cloud: Zero Assessment

In my previous blog I outlined the four fundamentals every business needs to consider when addressing cloud connectivity – bandwidth, latency, availability and cost control – as well as the three maturity phases for data centres. To recap, these are: Phase 1 – construction and management of internally owned facilities Phase 2 – connection to co-located / outsourced data centres Phase 3...

Connecting The Cloud: The 4 Fundamentals

Businesses are now operating in a golden age of data-centric IT. With cloud application development continuing to intensify, businesses suddenly have access to vast computing power for a fraction of the cost of traditional delivery methods. The cloud also helps level the IT playing field, but not every provider is created equal. Market fragmentation and business-specific considerations mean the cl...

Understanding The Technology Behind The Future Of Finance

Slow and steady? Think again. In the world of financial trading, it is the company with the quickest network that wins the race. Ultra-low latency has become a critical network characteristic of many organisations wishing to stay competitive. This is particularly true for the world of High Frequency Trading (HFT) firms. The race began with Equities before moving to Futures, FX and now every asset ...