Last week, we completed the public launch of FXVM’s forex VPS hosting platform. It was a huge success!
We would like to thank, and give some exposure to a few media venues that featured our launch announcement:
There will be more news to come. Stay tuned, and trade safely.
Los Angeles, California – Trading infrastructure and virtual hosting provider FXVM (www.fxvm.net), an imprint of Gaiacom, L.C., today announced the immediate availability of its forex VPS hosting platform. More than six months of beta testing have contributed to preparing the platform for wide release.
FXVM’s forex VPS hosting platform leverages infrastructure colocated in major financial data facilities, paired with virtualized hosting technology, to bring high performance application hosting solutions to individuals and small businesses at reasonable costs. The service is catered to traders of forex and other financial instruments, who require remote systems to host trading applications, including MetaTrader 4. Such applications typically require advanced trade execution speeds and network availability.
FXVM has chosen to work with Equinix (www.equinix.com) and Level3 (www.level3.com) as its primary technology provider partners. Equinix will provide colocation space for FXVM’s server hardware in its global International Business Exchange (IBX®) data centers, while Level3 will provide a majority of Internet connectivity for FXVM and its hosted clients, in addition to Equinix’s own Equinix Exchange peering points.
In the New York area, FXVM will be locating its hardware at Equinix’s NY2 International Business Exchange (IBX®) data center in Secaucus, NJ. In London, Level3’s Braham Street facility will host FXVM infrastructure adjacent to London’s financial center. Both datacenters feature unrivaled connectivity options for financial applications, as well as state-of-the-art security innovations, making them ideal choices for FXVM’s service.
With presence in both New York and London, FXVM hopes to serve a diverse group of traders and financial businesses spanning both continents. FXVM will offer a variety of virtualized forex hosting services, starting at $19.95/mo for a Lite hosting package.
For more information about FXVM’s forex VPS hosting services, visit: https://fxvm.net/
An increasing portion of world market participants are individuals or independent, yet advancements in trading technology are increasingly made available only to institutions. FXVM’s platforms in New York and London provide high-performance, high-reliability financial application hosting tailored for easy, open access. The service is backed by Gaiacom, L.C., a Los Angeles based IT services and consulting firm.
For those new to virtualized hosting paradigm, the technical concept of a forex VPS can be difficult to understand at first glance. In this article we aim to help explain exactly what’s going on “behind the scenes.”
The premise of VPS hosting (virtual private server hosting) is to divide the resources of a single physical host machine into smaller “virtual servers.” This is accomplished with the use of specialized software, which allow multiple operating systems to be run on the same machine, at the same time. Technically, the operating systems are being virtualized on the kernel level — they are 100% separate and isolated, not simply different users within the same system.
The diagram below shows the difference between a traditional, single-purpose machine, and a machine utilizing virtualization software:
Virtualization technology allows us to colocate large and specialized machines in financial data centers, which the average trader or small business may not be able to justify the cost of. The colocated hardware is then “split” into several isolated VPS instances per machine, and leased as virtual server units to our clients.
In addition to the obvious cost benefits, there are numerous security and performance benefits of virtualized hosting. Because each VPS instance is completely isolated, but none has access to the physical machine’s core operating system, the uptime and security of the system as a whole can be more efficiently managed by our technicians.
For users, the primary advantage gained by virtualized hosting is the ease of performing platform upgrades and expansions. Resources from the physical host machine can be allocated to virtual servers instantly, and without interrupting the system’s performance for extended periods of time, unlike traditional hardware upgrades. This principle allows users to select only the resources they require, and expand as needed at a later time.
For more information about the specific benefits and features of forex VPS hosting, see: Forex VPS Features
[From the FXVM Blog: https://fxvm.net/blog/how-does-forex-vps-hosting-work/]
If you are unfamiliar with “VPS” and other terminology, this article will help explain the goals of virtualized hosting.
“VPS” is an acronym for Virtual Private Server, sometimes referred to as a “VM” (virtual machine). It is a common variant of web hosting, and could also be called a variant of dedicated server hosting. Read more about the technical nature of a VPS below.
A datacenter, or data center, is a professional computer hosting facility where businesses locate physical hardware. This is done to benefit from direct connections to ISPs, and to access electrical and cooling resources required for 24x7x365 operation of computers.
The premise of a VPS is to leverage the advanced benefits of physical colocation in a datacenter, while providing an end-user service that is manageable and affordable. This is accomplished with the use of virtualization technologies (called hypervisors) that manage the partitioning, or virtualization, of physical hosts into smaller sub-units, where each sub-unit runs its own isolated operating system. It is akin to setting up multiple user accounts on a computer, and allowing all of them to be used at one time, with the crucial difference that each user has an entirely separate operating system.
As an example, a fully dedicated server may have dual 6-core CPUs for a total of 12 CPU cores, and 64GB of RAM (quite a lot compared to an average system). Using virtualization technology, this server can be divided into 8 sub-units, each with 8GB of RAM, 1 or 2 CPU cores, and a separate installation of Windows or Linux. The sub-unit can then be interfaced with as a completely separate system. One user could shut down or reboot, or even crash, without affecting the other users. This is the main advantage to virtualized hosting.
Virtualization plays a major role in many areas of business and IT, and it is also beginning to play a significant role in forex trading and the hosting of financial applications. Given that trading and financial applications often require more stability and faster connectivity than any other type of application, the benefits of virtualized hosting suit it perfectly:
- Access to advanced hardware for a fraction of the full cost of colocating your own system.
- As above, the ability to utilize top-tier data networks and connectivity, without owning the entire contract yourself.
- Configuration of fail-over and high-availability systems, to ensure continuity of hosted applications.
- Easy scalability, allowing you to start with only the resources you need, and expand later.
- We perform professional maintenance and administration of the physical hardware and network components at no additional cost.
[From the FXVM Knowledgebase: https://fxvm.net/portal/knowledgebase/2/What-is-a-forexortrading-VPS.html]