cTrader Server

A robust technology stack designed to deliver high performance, security and scalability for brokers operating the cTrader platform and the millions of concurrently online users around the world.

A Cloud based Solution

cTrader is supported by cServer, the backbone of the tried and tested online trading platform, always working behind the scenes to ensure uninterrupted liquidity connections, thorough security and comprehensive backup capabilities.

cServer is a complete stack of technologies consisting of hardware and software forged to establish an instantly scalable cloud based solution offering sub-millisecond internal processing and 100% uptime records.

cServer is instantly scalable to a literally unlimited capacity to keep pace with your business by ensuring no limitation on growth.

cTrader Server Features

cServer is a high performance back-end system which undergoes constant optimization to ensure it’s responsibilities of supporting the entire cTrader solution are met. Features which contribute towards this include;

Colocation

Strategically located in Equinix LD5 data center in London alongside all major bank and non-bank liquidity providers, ECN’s and aggregators with fibre cross-connects
throughout LD5 and LD4 sites.

Connectivity

Network interfaces are connected to redundant 10GE network fabric to ensure ultra-low latency and high throughput and routed via a global proxy cloud in place to evaluate and correct last mile latency for traders.

Integration & Reporting

Integrate with cTrader using an a la carte menu of API’s each with different business responsibilities, all based on common technologies such as JSON, PostgreSQL and Google Protocol Buffers.

IBM Blade Tecnology

Built with IBM BladeCenter where a cluster is formed using VMware vSphere. All blades are connected to an IBM Storwize v7000 virtualized storage system over redundant fiber-channel fabric.

Offer a trading platform that is supported by
a cloud based solution with 100% uptime record.

cServer Model

This diagram shows the full extent of cTrader’s architecture model.

Order Processing

Created to provide the most advanced trading experience for hundreds of thousands of traders simultaneously, for that reason cServer boasts an impressive capacity for order processing and management.

Straight-Through
Processing

Designed from the ground up for STP execution. cServer’s order routing engine has been well optimized for fast and stable communication with multiple counterparties to ensure lowest rejection rates possible.

Internalizing

To reduce operating costs associated with order execution you can flawlessly maintain an internal order book either exclusively or in combination with STP to create a hybrid model to effectively manage risk.

Margin Calculation

Margin is automatically calculated in real-time for every trading account and every symbol where equity is invested according to each new Bid and Ask tick received to prevent potential risks and missed opportunities.

Asynchronous

Simultaneous order processing is supported to keep internal processing to the absolute minimum with no queues and no delays. Asynchronous processing is only possible with the leanest and smartest technology possible.

Security

cTrader leads the way in reliability and security standards for retail focused platforms, with high-availability servers and robust underlying technologies to give you peace of mind by delegating platform security responsibilities to Spotware.

Environments are
Segregated

Each solution is hosted in an independent environment to give protection from any possible disruption caused by other brokers actions by using industry leading VMware vSphere to segregate and Zenoss to monitor each environment.

Data is Protected

Your customers personal data is not required to operate trading accounts, only margin related
information is necessary, anything that is disclosed is subject to stringent data protection practices.

Services are Reliable

cServer offers unsurpassed operational reliability including failover infrastructure, redundant network connectivity, established disaster recovery methods and server components resistant to reverse engineering.

Servers are Protected by Proxies

All traffic coming to and from cServer is routed through a proxy cloud to protect against and restrict unauthorized and malicious connections to trading servers, additionally all connections are SSL secured.