ABOUT FIXI MARKETS

A division of FIXI Plc, FIXI Markets was established by multiple, global brokers whose vision was to create a broker based around service and relationships. Catering to global markets, FIXI offers a variety of market-leading platforms including MetaTrader4, MetaTrader5 and Currenex, to meet the preferred requirements of any given client. In addition to exceptional trading support, FIXI offers access to the latest market data and deep liquidity. To learn more about FIXI Markets’ services, visit: www.FIXImarkets.com.

THE PROBLEM

FIXI Markets is a multi-asset broker offering high class trading technology support, as well as access to latest market data and deep liquidity. Based in London, FIXI caters to customers on a global scale, placing an emphasis on customised and secure trading experiences tailored to the needs of the individual.

FIXI were looking to improve clients’ trade execution by moving from Microsoft Azure hosting to dedicated infrastructure across several locations. Additionally, they were seeking high-speed connectivity to several liquidity providers. FIXI aims to provide the best possible service offering to clients, using a sophisticated, low-latency hosting solution.

THE SOLUTION

Beeks Financial Cloud is a UK-based, low-latency service provider for institutional capital markets. With eleven data centres globally and low-latency connectivity between sites, Beeks focuses on reducing time to market for clients trading in forex, futures, equities, fixed income and cryptocurrencies.

FIXI selected Beeks to help fulfil their migration from Azure and implement their subsequent MT4 deployment. Beeks provided a dedicated infrastructure setup across a range of locations in their LD4, FR2 and HK1 datacentres, as well as direct low-latency connectivity to selected liquidity providers.

THE RESULT

FIXI Markets’ data was successfully migrated to Beeks’ infrastructure, supporting and running FIXI’s trading operations efficiently and securely. This has allowed FIXI to offer their clients greater capacity of their services with sub-millisecond latencies, improving order execution and reducing slippage, creating more certainty on each trade for clients transacting through FIXI’s broker offering.


THE PROBLEM

Audacity Capital, a Dubai-based proprietary trading firm, needed to revamp its infrastructure to adapt to a changing technology landscape. As trading has become more automated, firms are depending more than ever on processing power, data storage and connectivity. Traditionally, firms have housed these servers themselves, both in-house and co-located at exchanges. But Audacity realized a strategic connectivity partnership could lead to a far more efficient infrastructure.

THE SOLUTION

After an extensive search, Audacity selected Beeks Financial Cloud as its connectivity and server hosting solution — in other words, Audacity would host its infrastructure in Beeks’ cloud, pairing the advantages of co-location with the power of modern cloud computing.

THE RESULT

The result is a combination of flexibility, scalability, reliability and ultra low-latency that was previously not possible for Audacity. The company’s new infrastructure is more optimized, and Beeks’ dependability means that Audacity can focus its energy and resources elsewhere.

KEY TAKE AWAYS

  • Reduced latency
  • Optimized infrastructure
  • Better efficiency

THE PROBLEM

Itexsys is an independent technology firm that helps customers start and grow their own brokerages. New to the cloud space, the company was fully advised and guided by their previous provider. When they needed to failover but found themselves unable to, they realized they had been badly misinformed about their setup. The company’s backup server was situated in the same rack as its live server — the provider told Itexsys’ tech support team that this setup had been changed, but when they needed to failover for the second time, they faced the exact same problem.

THE SOLUTION

After a year with its previous cloud provider, Itexsys decided to make a switch. The company still needed the same cloud services, but it needed them to be more dependable. In January 2016, they decided to switch to Beeks Financial Cloud.

THE RESULT

Since partnering with Beeks, Itexsys has had zero downtime, which has increased customer satisfaction. The client also saved costs, paying Beeks a quarter of what it paid its previous provider, all while receiving a higher quality of service.

KEY TAKE AWAYS

  • Zero downtime
  • Cost savings
  • Better dependability

ABOUT AXETRADING

AxeTrading is a leading provider of trading solutions to global fixed income market participants. By integrating with, and providing access to, a wide range of fixed income execution venues and data sources across voice and electronic trading, AxeTrading equips traders with smarter tools to overcome the challenges of today’s markets. Its deep partnerships with clients go beyond simple aggregation, enabling the firm to reduce cost and operational risks across the trading floor, while facilitating regulatory compliance. AxeTrading was founded in 2009, and now has clients in 15 countries across four continents.

For more information, visit www.axetrading.com

THE PROBLEM

AxeTrading specialises in providing effective technology solutions for challenges facing fixed income traders and investors in today’s markets.

AxeTrading was looking to implement its trading solution for South Africa’s largest primary dealer in government bonds, but needed best-of-breed infrastructure and connectivity to deploy its fixed income trading solution for the client.

THE SOLUTION

AxeTrading selected Beeks as a partner for computing and connectivity for their client via an Infrastructure as a Service deployment in their Equinix LD4 and FR2 data centres in order to fulfil the deployment of AxeTrading’s solution. Beeks also provided a range of highly secure direct connectivity to various desired venues for AxeTrading’s client.

THE RESULTS

AxeTrading’s solution was successfully implemented via Beeks’ dedicated infrastructure for ultra-low latency connections across a network of point-to-point fibre, ensuring greater reliability and efficiency, as well as direct connectivity to key financial exchanges within the London and Frankfurt locations.