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The Australian division of Japanese FX giant Invast is continuing its emphasis on infrastructure development, this time in the form of an upgrade to its MetaTrader 4 servers.
Last week, the firm hired Kushla Hall as Director of Operations with a view toward strengthening the firm’s institutional client solutions offering. In today’s enhancement, Invast is able to provide an improved back end, as well as upgraded extreme processing and improved handling capabilities.
The new servers are located in the world’s top financial centres within the Equinix complex at LD5 in London, with an access point in Sydney, to ensure a robust and scalable Forex solution for their retail, institutional and money manager clients.
Gavin White, Chief Commercial Officer stated, “Our client base comprises of some of the world’s most sophisticated traders, including global hedge funds, institutional money managers and also other retail brokers. These clients demand access to the best technology in order to squeeze out any possible edge they can. Speed and reliability are top of the list. This is the reason we had no hesitation investing in our new MT4 SSD servers. As a result, all of our clients now benefit from institutional-quality infrastructure.”
Invast cites Equinix as a benchmark among FX companies, and the LD5 data center in London has established itself as the hub for Forex trading among the leading institutional Forex firms, who provide pricing and execution services.
Reliability, security and performance are three of the most critical aspects both retail and institutional clients look for when deciding on their preferred Forex execution firm, and Invast have combined Equinix with new state-of-the-art trading servers using SSD technology, to position themselves at the forefront of speed, reliability and execution performance.
According to Invast, standard PC hard drives can handle 50-70 transactions per second, high end hard drives can handle 110-130 transactions per second and Invast’s new SSD hard drives can handle up to 95,000 transactions per second.
Jon Leung, Chief Information Officer commented, “Trading around major news announcements, like US non-farm payrolls or Chinese economic data, brings with it considerably increased volatility and a flux of traders wanting to be part of the action. We now have a completely scalable solution that if a large number of orders were to come in on key economic announcements, then our backend servers will be able to routinely deliver those orders straight through to the market with minimal latency.”