FCM360 introduces CLOUD TRADER(TM) - the World's Fastest Low-Latency Virtual Trading Servers

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FCM360 has just introduced the new CLOUD TRADER™ product group, giving retail and small institutional investors superior access to Foreign Exchange (FOREX) trading formerly available only to big banks and financial institutions at a far greater cost.

CLOUD TRADER™ provides the fastest virtual servers on the market combined with cross connects significantly outperforming any Virtual Private Servers (VPS) offering on the market today.

The CLOUD TRADER™ group of products eliminates infrastructure costs and operation for investors such as hedge-funds, asset managers and other mid-tier and retail traders who want exceptionally fast, low-latency trading without making a capital investment in their own hosting and connectivity in the major markets.

CLOUD TRADER™ establishes a true institutional environment for the trader to access liquidity providers, aggregation engines, MT4 bridge providers and brokers. The product is often used by Foreign Exchange (FX) brokers using FCM360's dedicated MT4 servers in Equinix NY4 and LD4 locations, where having its aggregator and liquidity providers cross connected to each other in the same data centers eliminates any latency concerns for the FX trader.

Demand for CLOUD TRADER™ is driven by FX brokerages, liquidity providers, and MT4 bridge providers who want to offer their clients the best performing dedicated virtual servers. FCM360 (http://www.fcm360.com) meets this need by providing the latest generation Intel Ivy Bridge V2 chipsets, Pliant ultra-low latency SSD drives which are known as the fastest Solid State Drivers (SSDs) in the industry and sub-microsecond switches with 200 nanosecond port latency.

This allows FCM360's CLOUD TRADER™ to achieve bare metal server speeds running FCM360's own KVM-based cloud infrastructure along with VMware ESX, Citrix Xen Server and Microsoft Hyper-V 2012. Clients can connect to brokers, banks, ECNs, MT4 bridges and other liquidity sources through fiber cross connects located at Equinix NY4 and LD4 locations along with FCM360's Tier-1 BGP low latency Internet services.    

FCM360 enjoys an industry-wide reputation for reliability – especially during major weather events or terrorist activity. Most recently, during Hurricane Sandy, FCM360 clients remained operational throughout the storm and its aftermath while other institutions had to cease trading.

FCM360 (http://www.fcm360.com) specializes in turnkey datacenter solutions for traders and exchanges. This includes proximity hosting for high frequency trading, low-latency trading, automated trading, algorithmic trading and exchange connectivity. FCM360 provides low-latency exchange connectivity to over 50 exchanges.  Since its founding FCM360 has witnessed expanded growth international. In addition to having a firm foothold in traditional FX markets in North America and Europe, FCM360 products are now providing high-speed, low-latency trading to brokerage firms and traders in Moscow, Cyprus, India, Hong Kong, Tokyo and throughout Southeast Asia and South Africa.