As long as there has been a market, Traders have fought to be the closest to the deal. The interface has changed, but the underlying race has not. And just like always, there are no guarantees: optimizing for lower-latency does not guarantee a good trade, and some markets are more latency sensitive than others. That said, with some research, and by working with a good Information Technology team, it’s possible to eliminate common bottlenecks, and that’s good for any trade. A true end-to-end optimized path is a collaborative work between network administrators, server administrators, trading support, and most importantly – the Trader.