ShareCompany, based in the Netherlands, is a leading provider of managed solutions for banks, brokers and media. Servicing large companies such as ABN, AMRO, Rabobank, RTL, SNS Bank and more, ShareCompany's products include websites, streaming market data terminals and web services for various applications. ShareCompany has over one million online users a day, viewing content from its managed solutions.
Due to increased demand by high-profile customers, ShareCompany needed to set up a second data center, and hired consulting firm and reseller partner Quanza Engineering to design the new network with requirements for high availability, performance and reliability. ShareCompany previously deployed F5 Networks' Big-IP load balancers in its old network; however, to meet the increased requirements for the second data center, Quanza recommended A10 ADCs new generation server load balancers for the company's application delivery needs.
ShareCompany's new data center infrastructure includes servers running on Windows 2003 and 2008 platforms, with applications that handle, process and distribute financial market information with rates of up to 400,000 records per second, including XML feeds and many other sources. The information is stored in SQL and memory databases and streamed via web servers which host its customers' websites.