For traders on the financial markets, speed matters and every nanosecond counts. One of the six key areas to be optimized is the Local Network Infrastructure (LAN). The fastest local networks today range from 10 to 100 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps), and a standard local connection would be 1 Gbps. Work with a good Network Engineer to ensure that the path from your computer hardware to the next layer is optimized. This paper sets out a high-level overview of some of the other factors that can impact the time it takes for messages to be transferred in a market where every second counts.
ED&F Man Capital Markets Hosting & Infrastructure is a global financial brokerage business and the financial services division of ED&F Man.