More and more ﬁrms are outsourcing their trading infrastructure to external providers, creating new monitoring challenges for trading ﬁrms.
Interactive Data, which offers a managed trading infrastructure service through its 7ticks division, has re- sponded by offering an upgrade that will make it easier for clients to monitor system performance in real time.
The cloud-based 7ticks Insight portal, which will be rolled out to current 7ticks customers over the next few months, offers 24/7 monitoring of trading infrastructure provided by Interactive Data, including market access, co-location and proximity hosting, trading systems and market data feeds. The web-based dashboard will deliver real-time monitoring of networks, exchange connectivity, network latency and server and switch performance.
Designed in HTML 5, the portal supports all current browsers and is designed to function equally well on laptop, tablet or phone. The portal consolidates events in multiple systems into a single real time alert. Its metrics offer visibility into the condition of the infrastructure, enabling the client to identify potential risks early. Historical data also makes it possible to investigate particular performance trends over days, weeks or months.