VPS & Dedicated Servers also available insiside Equinix TY3 - Japan. Please contact us direct for more information.
Most traders that trade from home face a serious issue that our colocation services have been designed to resolve. These issues include not being filled on the fast trades, being slipped on entries and exits and receiving bad fills with market orders. With a colocated server, you can mitigate these issues. You can enter your order before others and get filled on those trades. It will allow for more speed and speed means less slippage on your entries and exits and with less slippage you can save money. Our colocation services bring you closer to every opportunity, because every tick counts.
We have seen very fast ping rates for Windows virtual machines. They range from 400 - 800 microsecoonds 80% of the time. Slower ping times will be due to virtualized Windows latency. For dedicated servers at Equinix ping times are more reliable, however it can be approx. 1 millisecond slower.
No, you do not have to be an EOTPRO analysis client to lease one of our servers.
We have a recommended enhancement to the NCEP systems package. Trade from inside the Chicago Equinix building which is very close to the ICE matching engines or from inside the Aurora Data Center where the Globex matchings currently sit. Speed means better fills and less slippage. That makes you money.
If you are serious about achieving maximum results with any trading software, then you will need to lease a colocated server at the Equinix building in Chicago or the Aurora Data Center . The main purpose of colocation is to reduce latency when placing trades, and also to lower the time it takes to receive buy, sell and money management signals from our broadcast server at the Equinix and Aurora Data Center. It's like having your personal computer right beside the CME. It's more important than you think.
For the Windows OS we achieve a very high ratio of fast to slow ping times. Most are between 400 - 800 microseconds (0.4-0.8 millisecond)
You will use your home computer to access your powerful remote server, via a program called Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) that is built into your home Windows OS. You will load your software and platform on this remote server and when you're ready, log in and turn your strategies and systems on. When your systems fire a trade, you will gain an even further advantage with faster connectivity to the matching engines. (see 1 minute "how to connect to a server" video here)
To preserve connection speed and to be fair to all users, we ask that you load one trading platform on the VPS. We also ask that all computationally intensive calculations like backtesting and optimization be done on other hardware. We are dedicated to providing a quality product to all of our customers. Service to servers are handled by technicians 24/7/365, in the event of a hardware failure.
Many companies offer a colocation solution, however, our service is specifically catered for traders that wish to be as close as possible to the exchange. Speed and proximity matters. Our servers are located inside the same data center as many of the main matching engines and this puts us on the same playing field as the big boys.
Our NCEP trading systems would complement the colocation service.
Our colocation services bring you closer to every opportunity... because every tick counts.