Those who snooze, lose and the same applies in low-latency trading. Once systems have been designed and deployed, it is crucial that their health is monitored and tracked by a knowledgeable team of IT support technicians who understand the industry. Checks should include monitoring the state of all connectivity, packet loss, interface utilization, and errors should all be tracked real time. Servers need to be monitored and infrastructure backed up. If any one component is not monitored 24/7, a trader’s ability to be first to market will be impacted. This paper provides a high level guide to the basics of low-latency optimization for traders.
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