Invast, the Australian multi-asset broker has announced that the company is taking the steps to upgrade its current server technology with state-of-the-art, Solid State Drive (SSD) servers, as part of the company’s drive to improve its infrastructure and compete at the highest level in the FX and CFD market globally.
The new servers will be located in prime 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 retail, institutional and money manager clients” says Invast.
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Gavin White, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) commented, “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 who demand the best. 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.”
Equinix technology has become a staple requirement for retail brokers operating MetaTrader and attempting to improve their own latency times and handling capabilities of their servers. More broadly, Invast’s platforms include Invast MT4, Invast cTrader, Invast ST24 and Invast ShareTrading, allowing clients to trade Forex, Indices, Commodities, Bonds and Direct ASX Shares.
It will be intriguing to see the effect SSD servers have on actual server performance, latency and downtimes – with respect to end-users in particular. SSD drives present a significant improvement in both efficiency, energy consumption and speed which should translate into better execution speeds, faster server response times and lower drop-out rates for clients using Invast’s MT4 platform.
Jon Leung, Chief Information Officer at Invast commented, “Trading around major news announcements brings with it 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.”